Courses available in French

Courses

Le soleil est rare et le bonheur aussi l’amour s’égare au long de la vie.

— Gainsbourg

2017 Summer

Graduate | Pedagogical

Undergraduate

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

S. Chavdarian in charge

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

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R1B, sections 1 & 2: English Composition through French Literature in Translation (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks) -- topics to be announced

S. Maslan in charge

French R1B 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)

S. Chavdarian in charge

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

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

V. Rodic in charge

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

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

V. Rodic in charge

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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145: History of the French Language (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

K. Levine

Mainly devoted to "external" history of French, tracing spread of Latin to what is now France, its break-up into different languages and dialects, emergence of Parisian French as standard. Influence of other languages on French vocabulary. Study of brief texts from different periods to illustrate evolution of pronunciation and grammar. Course and readings in French. For more detailed description, click on course title. More detailed description available in late January -- please check back!

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Graduate

Pedagogical