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FR 101. Elementary French I. 4 units

Beginning French. Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing, and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

FR 102. Elementary French II. 4 units

Prerequisite: FR 101 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing, and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

FR 103. Elementary French III. 4 units

Prerequisite: FR 102 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing, and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

FR 201. Intermediate French I. 4 units

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C5

Prerequisite: FR 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE Electives - Area C (GE Area C5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 202. Intermediate French II. 4 units

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C5

Prerequisite: FR 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE Electives - Area C (GE Area C5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 203. Intermediate French III. 4 units

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C5

Prerequisite: FR 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE Electives - Area C (GE Area C5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 230. French for Reading Knowledge. 4 units

CR/NC

For students aiming primarily to acquire a reading knowledge of French in the minimum amount of time. Covers essential grammar and vocabulary. Useful for students interested in translation, needing to conduct research based on French-language sources, or preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam. Credit/No Credit grading only. 4 lectures.

FR 233. Critical Reading in French Literature. 4 units

2020-21 or later catalog: GE Area C2

2019-20 or earlier: GE Area C1 or C2

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; and FR 203 or consent of instructor.

Selected readings in French from Francophone authors that illustrate the French literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present in both France and other French-speaking countries. May include film and other media. Conducted in French. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area C2 (GE Area C1 or GE Area C2 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. Open only to undergraduate students. Conducted in French. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

FR 301. Advanced French Composition and Grammar. 4 units

Prerequisite: FR 203 or consent of instructor.

Written and oral development of structural grammar, syntax and complex components of French. Expansion of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through text study. Written compositions. May include French/English translation. Conducted in French. 4 lectures.

FR 302. Advanced French Conversation and Grammar. 4 units

Prerequisite: FR 203 or consent of instructor.

Oral and written development of structural grammar, syntax and complex components of French. Expansion of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through topics focusing on culture. Individual and/or group presentations. Conducted in French. 4 lectures.

FR 305. Significant Works in French. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and FR 233 or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis and oral discussion of poetry, essays, novels, plays, films, and other media by selected French and Francophone authors. Conducted in French. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 350. French Literature in English Translation. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area C

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area C4

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and completion of GE Area C2 (GE Area C1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

Selected works to be read by students in English translation. Critical analysis, interpretation, and comparison of works by French and/or Francophone authors. Course may include film and other media. Discussion in English. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division C (GE Area C4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

FR 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Conducted in French. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.