French (FRCH)

FRCH 1  Elementary French

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   

Beginning course for students without prior exposure to French. Begins to develop the ability to converse, read and write in French. Emphasis is on oral proficiency. Includes the study of principles of language learning, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Extensive exposure to the cultures of French-speaking countries.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730662FRCH:1MTWR10:20am - 1:10pmS. Halabi; M. Merino26D-3471

FRCH 2  Continuing Elementary French

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: FRCH 1 or equivalent

Further development of conversational, reading and writing skills in French, with emphasis on communicative skills, expansion of vocabulary and understanding of structure. Extensive exploration and analysis of the cultures of French-speaking countries.

FRCH 3  Intermediate French

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: FRCH 2 or equivalent

Expansion of vocabulary and structural components. Further development of communicative proficiency with increasing emphasis on reading and writing. Extensive exposure to culture from France and other French-speaking countries.

FRCH 4  Continuing Intermediate French

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: FRCH 3

Continued development of intermediate-level proficiency in French. Increasing emphasis on reading and writing. Extensive exposure to cultural elements such as art, music, film, and history from France and other French-speaking countries.

FRCH 53  Intermediate Conversational French

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: FRCH 2

Intermediate level fluency through expansion of vocabulary and practical use of language.

FRCH 54  Continuing Intermediate Conversational French

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: FRCH 3 or FRCH 53 or equivalent

Continuing to intermediate fluency through further expansion of vocabulary and practical use of language.

FRCH 60  French Culture Through Cinema

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   

French culture and history as presented in classic and contemporary French films. Analysis of characters and political, social and artistic movements in France and other Francophone countries as reflected in the works of French-speaking film directors and writers. Lectures and class discussions conducted in English. All films with English subtitles.

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