Program Planning Guide
The Department of Modern Languages offers courses in French, German, Italian, Chinese and Spanish. Foreign-language studies provide the student with a foundation in written communication and comprehension skills of the language. From a vocational standpoint, the program provides skills useful in translation and interpretation, business, commerce and foreign language-based research.
Foreign-language studies include numerous opportunities for students to enhance language skills and inter-cultural awareness through activities such as conversation groups, cultural excursions, poetry readings, andforeign film festivals.
An Intensive Spanish Institute is offered through the Foreign Language Program. The institute offers a total-immersion program in language instruction and cultural workshops, and it hosts numerous faculty lectures and performances related to Spain and Latin America. Students may earn up to 3.5 units of degree-applicablecredit during the five-day program. The program is ideal for teachers who need to meet a second language requirement, nurses and emergency service personnel, students who want an in-depth language and cultural experience, and community members interested in Spanish language and culture.
The major requirements for an associate degree in foreign languages may be met by completing 18 courseunits from the foreign-language curriculum.
FRNCH 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
4 units , 4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory weekly
A beginning course which meets four times weekly. Pronunciation, oral practice, study of French cultures andcivilization and basic grammar of the French language. (CAN: FREN SEQ A combined with FRNCH -102)CSU:UC
FRNCH 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
4 units , 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: French 101, Elementary French I, or equivalent (2 years high school French)
Continuation of French 101. Pronunciation, oral practice, study of French culture and civilization, and basicgrammar of the French language. (CAN: FREN SEQ A combined with FRNCH-101) CSU:UC
FRNCH 150 BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
3 units, 3 hours lecture weekly
A beginning course for students with little or no back-ground in French. Emphasis on understanding andspeaking French in everyday situations, including vocabulary and phrases useful for studying and working in French-speaking countries. CSU
FRNCH 201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
4 units, 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly Prerequisite: French 102 or three years of high school French or equivalent
Comprehensive review of French grammar with special emphasis on practical and idiomatic usage. Readingshort stories in French by well-known French authors. Discussions and written and oral reports in Frenchbased on reading selections. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school French. (CAN: FREN 8or CAN: FREN SEQ B combined with FRNCH-202) CSU:UC
FRNCH 202 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
4 units, 4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: French 201 or four years of high schoolFrench or intermediate placement standing
Complete review of French grammar. Oral discussion and written composition based on assigned readings ofcurrent French prose. Intensive reading of outstanding French literature. (CAN: FREN 10 or CAN: FREN SEQ B combined with FRNCH-201) CSU:UC