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Courses

Lower Division Courses

Native speakers of French will not receive credit for taking lower division courses except with advance approval from the department.

All lower division courses in French are taught in French. No credit will be given for lower division courses taken after successfully completing any upper division French course taught in French.

French courses must be completed in the following sequence: French 100A, 100B, 210, 221. No credit will be awarded for any of these courses completed out of sequence. French 200 and 201 may only be taken after completing French 100B, but may be taken in any order with the other 200-level courses.

Interactive introduction to speaking, reading, and writing French in a cultural context. Essential language structures for communication at the novice level.
Prerequisite: French 100A or two years of high school French. Continuation of French 100A.
Four hours per week in a 12 week period in the Paris Semester. Prerequisite: French 100B or three years of high school French. Development of intermediate level proficiency skills through ecture and work in small groups. Offered only through the Paris Semester study abroad program. This course satisfies the language graduation requirement.
Prerequisite: French 100B or three years of high school French. Emphasis on reading. See Class Schedule for emphasis offered: Readings in French Culture, Readings in Francophone Culture, or Readings in Business French. NOTE: French majors, minors, and International Business majors are encouraged to enroll concur-rently in French 210.
Prerequisite: French 100B with a grade of C (2.0) or better or three years of high school French.
Comprehensive survey of French grammar at the intermediate level. Analysis and use of typical French structures. NOTE: French majors, minors, and International Business majors are encouraged to enroll concurrently in French 201.
Prerequisite: French 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Prose models, tone, and register; speaking practices, written composition and oral expression.
Selected topics. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree.

 

Upper Division Courses (Intended for Undergraduates)

All upper division courses in French are taught in French unless otherwise stated.

Prerequisite: French 221 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Advanced grammar and stylistics, intensive writing practice focused on a theme in French culture. Not open to students with eight or more years of schooling in institutions where French was the sole or primary medium of instruction. French 301 and 302 may be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite: French 221 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Advanced grammar and comparative stylistics of French and English, taught through translation. French 301 and 302 may be taken concurrently.
Two lectures and two hours of activity.
Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French.
Phonetic theory, listening, intonation and transcription practice, corrective phonetic and intonation exercises. Study of varieties of Francophone oral expression.
Prerequisites: Ten units of 200-level French.
Important movements, authors, and works in French literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution.
Prerequisites: Ten units of 200-level French.
Important movements, authors, and works in French literature from the Revolution to present.
Prerequisite: Ten units of 200-level French.
Development of advanced level proficiency skills through writing and speaking. Offered only through the Paris Semester study abroad program.
Prerequisites: Ten units of 200-level French.
French civilization from Middle Ages to the present. Artistic, intellectual achievements and cultural movements.
Prerequisites: Ten units of 200-level French.
Contemporary France, emphasizing political, economic and social structures as well as artistic, intellectual, and cultural trends.
Prerequisite: French 301. Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript.
French commercial practices and language, the enterprise, correspondence, advertising, telecommunications, banking, transportation, import-export, insurance, accounting, stock market, preparation for the Certificat offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce
Two lectures and two hours of activity.
French cinema emphasizing social, political, and cultural changes in modern France. Topics include film theory, the new wave, history in cinema, influence of feminism, French colonialism, race, class, and gender in modern culture. Taught in English.
(Same course as Africana Studies 465)
African cultural history through literature and film. Consistency/variety of African cultural expressions and conventions in literature and film. Taught in English.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing in major and consent of instructor.
Practical work experience in a field related to French and Francophone studies. Work done under joint direction of activity sponsor and instructor. Approved international internships may count towards international requirement for major.
Topics in French literature, culture and linguistics. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Maximum credit nine units. May be taught in English.
Prerequisites: French 302, 305A, 305B.
Individual study. Maximum credit six units. This course is intended only for students who are currently enrolled in or who already have credit for all upper division courses in French available in any given semester.

 

Upper Division Courses (Also Acceptable for Advanced Degrees)

Stylistic comparison of French and English through translation of a variety of prose styles from English to French and from French to English.
Prerequisites: French 302 and 305A or 305B.
Specialized study of a century, genre, movement or theme in French and Francophone literature. May be repeated with new title and content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units.
Prerequisites: French 302 and 421 or 422.
Specialized study of artistic and intellectual trends, customs, and politics in French and Francophone culture. May be repeated with new title and content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units.
Prerequisite: French 302.
Topics in French literature, culture, and linguistics. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Maximum credit of nine units of 596. Credit for 596 and 696 applicable to a master’s degree with approval of the graduate adviser.

 

Graduate Courses

Prerequisites: Eighteen upper division units in French. Methods and theories of critical analysis and their application to the works of a major French author or literary genre.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Study of a theme, theoretical or literary movement, or historical moment. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.
Prerequisites: Eighteen upper division units in French. Intensive study in specific areas of French. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Credit for 596 and 696 applicable to a master’s degree with approval of the graduate adviser.

Prerequisites: Eighteen upper division units in French.
In-depth study of works of a major French or Francophone author. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.

Prerequisites: Eighteen upper division units in French.
Study of a specific literary genre, e.g. poetry, novel, theater. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.
Prerequisites: Eighteen upper division units in French.
Study of a specific topic in French and Francophone culture and civilization. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.
Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy and approval of graduate adviser.
Individual study. Maximum credit three units applicable to a mas-ter’s degree.
Prerequisites: An officially appointed thesis committee and advancement to candidacy.
Preparation of a project or thesis for the master’s degree.
Prerequisite: Prior registration in Thesis 799A with an assigned grade symbol of RP.
Registration required in any semester or term following assignment of RP in Course 799A in which the student expects to use the facilities and resources of the university; also student must be registered in the course when the completed thesis is granted final approval.
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in degree program courses.
Registration required of students whose only requirement is completion of the comprehensive examination for the master’s degree. Registration in 799C limited to two semesters.

 

 

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