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French 1
Elementary French I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to speaking, listening, reading and writing linguistically appropriate French.  Students are also introduced to the cultural background of the language, including the relationships among cultural practices and perspectives and general aspects of everyday life.  Technological support may include videos, DVDs, audio CDs, and Internet access to publishers' websites for tutoring and other support. 
Note: This course is comparable to two years of high school French.


French 2
Elementary French II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: French 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of French culture, is a continuation of the study of elementary French with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students improve their pronunciation and speaking skills along with their understanding of spoken French.  Computer programs and audio and video tapes are available to reinforce the language skills acquired in the classroom.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school French.
Note: This course parallels French 150, USC.


French 3
Intermediate French I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: French 2 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

The intermediate course, taught within the context of French culture, emphasizes the study of the essentials of French grammar and the fundamentals of formal French composition.  Through oral and written practice, students expand their French vocabulary and use of idiomatic expressions.  Students read materials of representative French authors.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school French. 


French 4
Intermediate French II

4 units; 5 hours
Prerequisite: French 3 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of French culture, is a continuation of the study of the essential of French grammar and formal composition.  Through oral and written practice, students further expand their French vocabulary and use of idiomatic expressions.  Students read materials of representative French authors and participate in daily conversations.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to four years of high school French.


French 5
Advanced French I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: French 4 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU, UC

This advanced course, taught within the context of French culture, is a survey of literature written by French writers.  Students read and summarize the works of representative French writers to acquire fluency in the language.  Written French, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and functional grammar, is also included.

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French 6
Advanced French II

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: French 4 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU, UC

This advanced course, taught within the context of French culture, introduces students to French literary criticism.  Students learn how to write critically about the works of representative French writers to acquire fluency in the language.  Written French, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and functional grammar, is also included. 


French 21
Beginning Conversational French

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: French 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

The course is designed to help students develop competency in French oral expression, oral comprehension, pronunciation. and conversational strategies.


French 22
Intermediate Conversational French 

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite; French 2, French 21 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed for the intermediate student to develop French language fluency in oral expression, increase oral comprehension, and improve pronunciation. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of the ethnic areas involved with the French language.  


French 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two French courses with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of French education not covered in the regular departmental offerings.  Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned French education projects (60 hours per unit).

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 Last Published 8/8/13