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 201 is also required. It may only be taken after completing French 100B, but may be taken in any order with the other 200-level courses.
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.
Upper Division Courses (Intended for Undergraduates)
All upper division courses in French are taught in French unless otherwise stated.
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.
Important movements, authors, and works in French literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution.
Important movements, authors, and works in French literature from the Revolution to present.
Development of advanced level proficiency skills through writing and speaking. Offered only through the Paris Semester study abroad program.
French civilization from Middle Ages to the present. Artistic, intellectual achievements and cultural movements.
Contemporary France, emphasizing political, economic and social structures as well as artistic, intellectual, and cultural trends.
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
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.
African cultural history through literature and film. Consistency/variety of African cultural expressions and conventions in literature and film. Taught in English.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individual study. Maximum credit three units applicable to a mas-ter’s degree.
Preparation of a project or thesis for the master’s degree.
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.
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.