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101 BEGINNING FRENCH I

5 Units

French 101 presents the fundamentals of French grammar. The students are trained to pronounce correctly, to acquire a small working vocabulary which they use in conversation and writing, and to learn to read simple French. Lecture 5 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: This course is not intended for students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where French was the language of instruction.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

102 BEGINNING FRENCH II

5 Units

French 102 continues to present the fundamentals of French grammar. It trains further in correct pronunciation, and presents more difficult elementary prose. The discussions in French will stress the correct use of verbs and idioms and efficient methods of vocabulary building. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: French 101 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

103 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

5 Units

French 103 offers a review of French grammar stressing structure, word analysis, vocabulary building and composition. The student is introduced to simple texts of French prose and poetry. Discussions in French of contemporary literature and topics of interest will enable the student to gain fluency in speaking the French language. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: French 102 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Fall semester only.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, and USC

104 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

5 Units

French 104 reviews the fundamentals of French grammar. It continues to stress correct diction and efficient methods of vocabulary building. Students will read intermediate French prose of increasing diffi culty and engage in conversation and composition with emphasis on critical thinking. They will evaluate aspects of their own and French culture in the new medium of the French language. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: French 103 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Spring semester only. 

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

105 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

3 Units

French 105 is an intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken French. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 102 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

106 ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

3 Units

French 106 is designed for those students who wish to sharpen their ability to articulate in French issues that go beyond concrete descriptions into the area of ideas. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 105 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

110 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I

3 Units

French 110 is an introduction to French with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method used stresses oral expression. The course also develops a working knowledge of reading and writing French. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: Not open to students who have oral proficiency or who have attended schools where French was the language of instruction. 

111 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II

3 Units

French 111 is an introduction to French with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method is used and oral expression is stressed. The course also develops a working knowledge of reading and writing French. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 110 or equivalent.


121 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

3 Units

French 121 is an introduction to French literature for students with no knowledge of the French language. French 121 provides a study of representative French works in major genres in English translation. This course, conducted in English, acquaints students with French literature and gives them a solid basis on which to continue further reading. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed French 124.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

124 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE: GENRES

3 Units

French 124 is an introduction to French literature through a study of representative works of major genres. This course, conducted exclusively in French, naturally maintains and enriches the students' language skills, but its primary purpose is to acquaint them with French literature and give them a solid basis on which to continue further reading. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 104 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

125 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE: MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE 18TH CENTURY

3 Units

French 125 is an introduction to early French literature through a survey of its historical development and representative works. This course, conducted exclusively in French, naturally maintains and enriches the students' language skills, but its primary purpose is to acquaint them with French literature and give them a solid basis on which to continue future reading. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 104 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

126 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE: 19TH CENTURY TO PRESENT

3 Units

French 126 is an introduction to modern French literature through a survey of its historical development and representative works, covering the 19th Century to the present. This course, conducted exclusively in French, naturally maintains and enriches the students' language skills, but its primary purpose is to acquaint them with French literature and give them a solid basis on which to continue future reading. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: French 104 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC


Not all courses are offered every semester. Independent study is available, with instructor permission, in all disciplines. Please contact the Language Arts Division for more information.

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