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Courses

FREN 101: Elementary French (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in FREN 102, FREN 201, or FREN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This introductory course develops French language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It covers basic French pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Francophone world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school French.

FREN 102: Elementary French (Second Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or two years of high school French with a "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in FREN 201 or FREN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course continues to develop French language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in FREN 101, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in French. The course also provides for increased awareness of the francophone world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the third year of high school French.

FREN 121: Introduction to French Culture

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course introduces students of French to various aspects of French and Francophone culture and civilization. Areas of study include history, music, literature, philosophy, political ideas, customs, and France's influence in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The course examines the present and future of the Francophone world in general and does not require prior study of the French language or culture.

FREN 201: Intermediate French (Third Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or three years of high school French with a "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in FREN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course continues to develop French language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in FREN 101 and 102, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in French. The course also provides for increased awareness of the French-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school French.

FREN 202: Intermediate French (Fourth Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or four years of high school French with a "C" or better.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This course continues to develop French language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in FREN 201. It also develops the student's ability to express opinions and make recommendations in French-language debates and discussions. The course provides for increased awareness of the French-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts through extensive reading and writing assignments as well as oral presentations.

FREN 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

FREN 296: Topics in French

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in French that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

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