French (FREN)

101 First Course in French - 5 hours lecture, 5 units(Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory:English 43 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level W4. 
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for French 100.
This is an entry-level course designed to introduce students to the French language and cultures of the French-speaking world. In this interactive course, students use the language by speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice level. Basic language structures and vocabulary for communication are examined and explored in French. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.Transfer Limitation:Corresponds to two years of high school study.

102 Second Course in French - 5 hours lecture, 5 units(Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: French 101 or two years of high school French, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of French 101 and is intended for students interested in further study of the French language and cultures of the Frenchspeaking world. In this interactive course, students use listening, reading, speaking and writing at a more complex level than in the first course. The students further develop their receptive and productive competencies to the low or mid-intermediate level. Additional language structures and vocabulary for communication are examined and explored in French. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Third Course In French  - 5 hours 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: French 102 or three years of high school French with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is an intermediate course in French. Language structures and vocabulary for communication are examined and explored through speaking, listening, reading and writing at the intermediate level.  Students explore in more depth than in previous courses the history and the culture of the Frenchspeaking world. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a major in French as well as for those who wish to continue their studies of the French language and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

202 Fourth Course in French  - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: French 201, or four years of high school French, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is an advanced-intermediate course and is the fourth course in the French language sequence. In this interactive course, language structures and vocabulary for communication are examined and studied through speaking, listening, reading and writing at the high-intermediate level. Students continue to explore the history and the culture of the French-speaking world. Readings of literary and culturally relevant authentic materials are examined in depth. This course is designed for students preparing for a major in French as well as for those who have a strong interest in the French language and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

210 The Grammar of Spoken French I  - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: French 102 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or successful completion of three years of high school French.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in French 201.
This course further develops oral comprehension and fluency as well as written communication at a midintermediate
level in French through culturally relevant materials. Students develop spoken and written vocabulary, dramatize everyday topics of conversation, interpret and describe materials, and compare and contrast the cultures of the French speaking world with U.S. culture both orally and in writing. Writing strategies are emphasized and literature is introduced. This course is intended for students who want to enhance their skills in the French language. Students who intend to major or minor in French are advised to take French 210 concurrently with French 201, if possible. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

211 The Grammar of Spoken French II  - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: French 210 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course develops oral comprehension and fluency as well as written proficiency in French at an advanced-intermediate level through reading, analyzing, discussing, and reporting on culturally relevant materials. Students develop oral and reading vocabulary skills, study the cultures of the Frenchspeaking world, and further develop the reading strategies introduced in French 210 through reading literature. This course is intended for students who want to further enhance their skills in the French language. Students who plan to major or minor in French are advised to take French 211 concurrently with French 202. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

280 French Reading Seminar  - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Guided reading in French literature adapted to individual interests and needs: novels, short stories, poetry, newspapers and magazines. Discussed in French by students during class. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.