Course Descriptions

FREN 010    French for Travelers (2 units)
Provides basic instruction in French, with an emphasis on the vocabulary and communication skills needed by the traveler. Cultural aspects of the French-speaking world which might affect communication when traveling will also be covered. Assumes no prior knowledge of French. Note: This course does not fulfill the graduation requirement for a language other than English.

FREN 101     Beginning French I (4 units)
Fundamental of French language and culture, designed to develop basic ability in pronunciation, reading, conversation, and grammatical structures.

FREN 101     Beginning French II (4 units)
Continuation of French 101. Further development of basic ability in pronunciation, reading, conversation, and grammatical structures. Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent.

FREN 201     Intermediate French I (3 units)
Continuation of French language fundamentals. Emphasis on the development of the skills of reading, comprehension, speaking, and writing, and study of French culture. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent.

FREN 202     Intermediate French II (3 units)
Continuation of French 201. Further development of the four skills, with an emphasis on reading, composition, communication, culture, and review of grammatical structures. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.

FREN 311     Advanced French (3 units)
Focuses on further development and refinement of the four primary skills in French (speaking, writing, reading, and listening comprehension), in addition to a study of cultural factors which affect communication. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 312     French Composition and Advanced Oral Practice (3 units) Advanced-level practice of French through oral and written exercises. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 314     Advanced French for Business (3 units)
Intensive oral and written practice at the advanced level. Focuses on vocabulary, simulation, and discourse strategies specific to the needs of the business professional. Conducted in French. Recommended FREN 311. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 315     Reading and Analysis of French and Francophone Literary Texts (3 units)
Introduction to the principles of literary analysis, based on readings and discussion of French literature. Literary genres include fiction, theatre, essay, and poetry from France and the Francophone world. Conducted in French. Prerequisites FREN 311.

FREN 350     Civilization and Culture of France and Francophone World (3 units)
Study of the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. Analysis of literature, art, history, geography, and contemporary social structures. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 380     Narrative to Film (3 units)
Designed to explore similarities and differences between the narrative mode and film. Analyzes a series of novels that have been made into films. Includes theoretical aspects of writing and film. Conducted in French. Recommended FREN 311. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 395     Independent Study (1-3 units)
Students may enroll in this course with the consent of the instructor only. The purpose of this course is to allow students to study their own field of interest within French and Francophone literature and culture. Readings, written papers and oral discussions will be guided by the instructor. A minimum of three analytical papers will be required. Students must meet with the instructor weekly.