Courses available in French

Courses

Il ne faut jamais avoir peur d’aller trop loin car la vĂ©ritĂ© est au-delĂ .

— Proust

2013 Summer

Graduate | Pedagogical

Undergraduate

1: Elementary French, first semester, 2 sections -- (Summer Session C -- 8 weeks)

Jeffrey Kezman, section 1; Zane Burris, section 2

This course is conducted entirely in French. Introduction to Francophone cultures through speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French, with French as the exclusive means of communication. No previous French experience required. This course is also appropriate for students with one quarter of college-level French, 2 years of high school French, or less. Course not open to native or heritage speakers of French.

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R1B, section 1: English Composition through French Literature in Translation — Language Memoirs (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

William Heidenfeldt

This Reading and Composition course will explore the inner workings of the multilingual mind and heart through a study of language learning memoirs and critical texts. This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH.

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R1B, section 2: English Composition through French Literature in Translation — Cultures of Sport (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

Travis Wilds

In this course we will examine how some writers have understood athletic gestures to communicate meaning. We will also examine some of sports’ sociocultural uses, representing utopia for some, advancing or resisting dystopia for others. We will explore a broad range of texts in which athletics have been understood to discipline as well as, perhaps, to liberate bodies. This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH.

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2: Elementary French, second semester (Summer Session C -- 8 weeks)

Sokrat Postoli

Class conducted entirely in French. Continuing development of students' knowledge of fundamental structures of French, awareness of Francophone cultures, and their appropriate socio-linguistic application in both spoken and written communication. Required: French 1 at UC Berkeley or 1 semester (or 2 quarters) of college-level French at another university or 3 years of high school French or consent of the instructor. Course not open to native or heritage speakers of French.

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3: Intermediate French (Summer Session C - 8 weeks)

Maya Beyler-Noily

This is an intermediate language and culture class that aims to consolidate and expand the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in French. This course is conducted in French. Required: one of the following -- 4 years of high school French; a passing grade in French 2 at UC Berkeley; 2nd or 3rd semester college French; 3rd or 4th-quarter college French; a 3 on the AP French exam. Course not open to native or heritage speakers of French. Satisfies the College of Letters & Science breadth requirement in International Studies (IS).

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4: Advanced Intermediate French (Summer Session C -- 8 weeks)

Olga Sylvia

French 4 is an advanced intermediate language and culture class that aims to refine the skills acquired in French 3 or equivalent courses and to introduce students to French and francophone literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of oral and written expression to promote linguistic and cultural competences through an extensive grammar review and exploration of spoken and written texts, as well as film, multi-media, and other cultural artifacts. Course conducted in French.

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15: Intensive French Workshop (Summer Session B -- 10 weeks)

Danielle Boucher; Anne Boucher

Course conducted entirely in French. This course is an intensive introduction to the first year (French 1 and French 2) of French Language study. No previous knowledge of French is required or assumed.

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35: Practical Phonetics and Listening Comprehension (Summer Session C -- 8 weeks)

David Rafoni

This multimedia web-assisted course concentrates on pronunciation and listening comprehension skills.

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Graduate

Pedagogical