FRENCH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FRENCH 141     BEGINNING FRENCH     GH         4 u
An elementary course with oral emphasis. Grammar, reading, writing, conversation.

FRENCH 142     BEGINNING FRENCH     GH         4 u
Continuation of FRENCH 141.
Prereq: FRENCH 141 or equivalent.

FRENCH 251     INTERMEDIATE FRENCH     GH         4 u
Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises, conversation.
Prereq: FRENCH 142 or equivalent.

FRENCH 252     INTERMEDIATE FRENCH     GH         4 u
Continuation of FRENCH 251.
Prereq: FRENCH 251 or equivalent.

FRENCH 310     FRENCH PHONETICS         3 u
A study of the elements of speech sounds and intonation patterns in French with application to understanding and speaking. Use of phonetic transcription. Emphasis on perfecting the student's ability to render French orally.
Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 321     ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY    GH         3 u
A thorough study of the structure of the language. Practical application through conversation and composition.
Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent.

FRENCH 322     ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE  STUDY    GH         3 u
Continuation of FRENCH 321.
Prereq: FRENCH 321 or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 331     READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH         3 u
Language study through reading and discussion in French of selected texts in modern French. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and grammatical usage.
Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent.

FRENCH 332     READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH         3 u
Similar to FRENCH 331; with different texts.
Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent

FRENCH 340     CONTEMPORARY FRENCH  CIVILIZATION       2-3 u
A study of the French way of life today as reflected in its cultural, religious, educational, political and social institutions.
Prereq: One 300 level course or cons instr.

FRENCH 350     FRENCH CIVILIZATION         3 u
Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of France, from the Middle Ages to the present.
Prereq: 6 units of 300 level course in French or cons instr.

FRENCH 370     INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FRENCH        3 u
A course for those students who plan to use their proficiency of French in a business career. This course provides an introduction to concepts and terminology associated with doing business in French-speaking countries, affords practice in employing those concepts and terminology in the oral, reading and writing skills, and offers a brief overview of the culture and structure of the French business world.
Prereq: 9 units of 300 or 400 level French courses, or cons instr.

FRENCH 390     FRENCH CONVERSATION         1 u
A course designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in French. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language.
Repeatable five times for maximum of 6 units in major/degree.
Prereq: Completion of six hours of 300 level courses or cons instr.

FRENCH 451     SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE         3 u
General history of French literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.
Prereq: 9 u of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 452     SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE         3 u
General history of French literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.
Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 481     FRENCH CLASSICS         3 u
Study of the concept of classicism through the life, works and ideas of the major 17th century authors. Emphasis on the theatre, i.e., the plays by Corneille, Moliere and Racine.
Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 482     CONTEMPORARY FRENCH  LITERATURE       3 u
Study of selected texts of the major writers of the twentieth century.
Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 490/690     WORKSHOP         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

FRENCH 491/691     TRAVEL STUDY     Repeatable         3 u

FRENCH 493     INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH         1-3 u
Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.
Prereq: Six units of French at the 300 or 400-level, or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 494/694     SEMINAR         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses or cons instr.

FRENCH 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: 6 units of 300 level courses in French or cons instr.

FRENCH 497     EXCHANGE STUDY         1-12 u
Repeatable.

FRENCH 498     INDEPENDENT STUDY         1-3 u
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.
Prereq: Major or minor in French and consent of department
 
 

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