Courses available in French

Courses

Tout est dit, et l’on vient trop tard.

— La Bruyère

2016 Summer

Graduate | Pedagogical

Undergraduate

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

M. Phillips; T. Sanders

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. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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R1B, section 2: English Composition through French Literature in Translation -- Empires of the Moon: Imagining the Foreign in French Lunar Literature (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

L. Louie

In this class, we will think about how literary writing about the moon is influenced by ideas about the terrestrial foreign and unknown, particularly Renaissance writing about travel and religion. In addition to readings and film viewings, we will make use of resources on campus, such as the Bancroft Library and the Berkeley Art Museum. This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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R1B, section 1: English Composition through French Literature in Translation -- Reading the Crowd: 19th Century Texts and Images (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

M. Szarke

The inescapable, frenetic mob is a quintessential figure in 19th-century literature and painting. It is an object of mass consumption. This course will consider the representation of the crowd in historical documents (psychological studies, photographs, poster advertisements), canonical literary works (Poe, Baudelaire, Zola), and paintings (Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet, Caillebotte, Monet) in order to question the readability and predictability of the modern crowd. This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH. For a more detailed course description, please click on course title.

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

V. Bergstrom

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. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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

M. Evans

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). For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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

C. Stofle

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. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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

M. Arrigo

This multimedia web-assisted course concentrates on pronunciation and listening comprehension skills. Because it concentrates on the first task confronted upon arrival in a French-speaking country (to understand and be understood), it has traditionally been considered very helpful before going to France for study, work, or travel. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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121A: Literary Themes, Genres, Structures -- L’imaginaire urbain: cité, ville, banlieue

V. Brutsche

Paris est le plus délicieux des monstres… –Balzac, Ferragus This course will examine representations of the city, from the Renaissance to the present. From tensions between the city and the country, to the emergence of the city as metropolis, we will explore the various identities and associations tied to the idea of the city in French literature. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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Graduate

Pedagogical