French

Division: Language Arts

Division Dean

Eldon Young

Faculty

Karen LeCornet

Counselors

Mymy Lam
Dr. Therese Mosqueda-Ponce
Daniel Pelletier

French Transfer Program

Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.

FREN 053 C Basic Spoken French 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This is an introductory course emphasizing oral practice, pronunciation, and vocabulary development. It is designed to develop a speaking knowledge of French for use in everyday conversational situations. It is an ideal preparation for college-level language classes for students with limited language skills. It is not open to native speakers of the language. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

FREN 098 C French Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. May be taken for credit 1-4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration.

FREN 101 C Elementary French I 5 Units

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to the culture, history, and geography of France and other French-speaking countries through lectures, films, video, DVD, CD rom, Internet sites, and reading assignments. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE)

FREN 102 C Elementary French II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 101 C with a grade of C or better or one year of high school French with average grade of C or better is recommended

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course continues to emphasize the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will increase their knowledge of the culture, history, and geography of France through lectures, slides, films, and reading and writing assignments. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

FREN 200 C Conversational French 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 102 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture. This is a course in conversation with emphasis on the idiomatic use of the language through French films. Topics concern French life, culture, geography, and history. Students prepare for this class through the study of the textbook, magazines, newspapers, and other current material and encounters. This course is conducted in French. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU, CSU GE)

FREN 203 C Intermediate French III 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 102 C with a grade of C or better or two years of high school French with an average grade of C.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course emphasizes the acquisition of contextualized vocabulary and grammatical information to develop speaking, reading and writing skills. New cultural, historic and literary material is introduced through lectures, films, Internet sites, reading and writing assignments. This course is conducted in French. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

FREN 204 C Intermediate French IV 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): FREN 203 C with a grade of C or better or three years of high school French with an average grade of C.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course emphasizes the mastery and application of grammatical rules. It requires more advanced reading of modern and classical French, as well as a continued emphasis on oral and written expression. It is designed to help the student acquire a working knowledge of the language and to form the basis for advanced work in literature and science. Continued readings and discussions of francophone life and culture are an essential factor. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

FREN 298 C French Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option.

FREN 299 C French Independent Study 0.5-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: Two hours conference per week for maximum credit. This course is designed for able students who wish to increase their knowledge of the French language through individual study or research. Course may be taken three times for credit. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

The courses taught by this department contribute to the General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes. Please refer to General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes.