Academic Catalogs

French (FREN)

FREN A1805 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary French 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

The focus is on development of elementary proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French, with an introduction to cultures related to the French language. This course is equivalent to two years of high school French. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A180H5 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary French 1 Honors  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC

The focus is on development of elementary proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French, with an introduction to cultures related to the French language. This course is equivalent to two years of high school French.

FREN A1855 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary French 2  
Prerequisite(s): FREN A180, FREN A180H, or completion of two years of high school French with a grade of 'C' or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Continuation of FREN A180, with further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency, and additional exploration of cultures related to the French language. This course is equivalent to three years of high school French. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A185H5 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary French 2 Honors  
Prerequisite(s): FREN A180, FREN A180H, or completion of two years of high school French with a grade of 'C' or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

Continuation of FREN A180, with further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency, and additional exploration of cultures related to the French language. This course is equivalent to three years of high school French. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Conversational French  
Prerequisite(s): FREN A185 or FREN A185H or higher, or three years of high school French with a grade of 'C' or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Designed to develop the student’s ability at any level to comprehend and communicate in French: reading, writing and cultural components are included. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A1991-5 Units (18-90 lecture hours)  
Current Topics in French  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Development of the French language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Extensive exposure to the cultures related to the French language through authentic materials and group discussions on a variety of topics ranging from current events to global issues. Emphasis on cross-cultural understanding. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A2804 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate French 1  
Prerequisite(s): FREN A185, FREN A185H, or three years of high school French with a grade of 'C' or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Continuation of FREN A185, with further development of language skills at the intermediate level and exploration of cultures related to the French language. Additional emphasis on reading and writing, with an introduction to selected literary works. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

FREN A2854 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate French 2  
Prerequisite(s): FREN A280 or four years of high school French with a grade of 'C' or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Continuation of FREN A280, with further refinement of language skills at the intermediate level and investigation of cultures related to the French language in preparation for higher level specialized work. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.