French – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 1102.00

The French program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts. Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in French.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the culture and history of the French-speaking world.

Requirements for the major in French

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Select at least 18 units of the following:18
ELEMENTARY FRENCH
ELEMENTARY FRENCH
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE
FRENCH CIVILIZATION
TRANSLATING FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH
FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
WRITING IN FRENCH
READING IN FRENCH
FRENCH CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
FRENCH CINEMA
FRENCH CONVERSATION
FRENCH CONVERSATION
FRENCH CONVERSATION
FRENCH CONVERSATION
Total Units18

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree