FRENCH (FRNC)

FRNC 001  ELEMENTARY FRENCH  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing. Introduction to French culture. Corresponds to first year of high school French. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 002  ELEMENTARY FRENCH  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 001, or the first year of high school French, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Conversational and written French: grammar essentials; introduction to modern France and the Francophone world. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 003  INTERMEDIATE FRENCH  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or two years of high school French or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Development of oral and written communication skills based on 19th and 20th century French and Francophone readings; review of basic structure of French; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 004  INTERMEDIATE FRENCH  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 003 or three years of high school French or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Further development of written and oral communication skills based on 19th and 20th century French readings; finish review of basic structure of French; French and Francophone culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 006  INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 004 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Selected readings in French and analysis of major Francophone authors that illustrate the French literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present in both France and other French-speaking countries. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
FRNC 008A  FRENCH CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken French. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 008B  FRENCH CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken French. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 009A  FRENCH CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 003 or three years of high school French or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice at an advanced level in oral expression and comprehension of spoken French. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 009B  FRENCH CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 003 or three years of high school French or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice at an advanced level in oral expression and comprehension of spoken French. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 010  FRENCH CIVILIZATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Customs, language, literature, geography, arts and sciences; contributions of France to civilization. French institutions from earliest to modern times. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 011  TRANSLATING FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or two years of high school French, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Grammar and structure of French; vocabulary building, acquisition of basic translation skills through reading authentic text selections from the Humanities, the Arts and Sciences. This course is designed for students in many disciplines. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
FRNC 012  FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Readings in English translation of key works of French and Francophone literature from the Middle Ages to the present.(Course conducted in English). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
FRNC 014  WRITING IN FRENCH  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or two years of high school French or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in French writing. Students acquire the techniques and strategies necessary to write French at an intermediate level. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
FRNC 015  READING IN FRENCH  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive training in reading authentic texts of a broad variety of genres in French. Reading of varied short texts; establishing a steadily increasing vocabulary. Introduction to literary texts. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
FRNC 016  FRENCH CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): FRNC 002 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

A second year course to build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing while exploring the culture of France and the Francophone world. (Course conducted in French.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
FRNC 050  FRENCH CINEMA  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Introduction to French cinema. The historical evolution of French cinema as an art form, with emphasis on major themes and directors including recent developments in French and Francophone film. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
FRNC 140  FRENCH PRONUNCIATION  
2 unit  

Sounds of French; imitation of good pronunciation and intonation; reading of French texts. For those wishing to gain additional proficiency in pronunciation. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass