Courses available in French

Courses

Le soleil est rare et le bonheur aussi l'amour s'Ă©gare au long de la vie.

—Gainsbourg

2018 Summer

Graduate | Pedagogical

Undergraduate

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

B. Imel

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, section 1: English Composition through French Literature in Translation -- Black Matter(s): Representing Blackness(es) Across Space, Time and Bodies (Summer Session D — 6 weeks)

C. Stofle

This course will examine critically various strategies deployed by authors and filmmakers to reassign power, beauty and intellectual autonomy to Black bodies. Films, essays and writings from the Francophone (French, Caribbean and African) canon will be put in conversation with American works to tease out global issues of representations. French R1B 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 2: English Composition through French Literature in Translation -- "This Could All Be Yours Someday” – Building the Nation Through Literature (Summer Session D -- 6 weeks)

M. Arrigo

This course will focus broadly on how literature shapes the “nation” and mediates our relationship to it. Using concepts from Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities as a starting point, we will focus on a variety of texts, principally from traditions of French expression, meant to consider various themes and questions: Who belongs to the nation? How should the nation be represented? What is its genesis story? What versions of history should constitute the nation’s shared memory? For more details, please click on course title. 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)

L. DIxon

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. Class conducted entirely in French. 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)

S. Christofides

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)

T. Blakeney

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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102: Writing in French (Summer Session D — 6 weeks)

R. Shuh

This course introduces students to different modes of proposing and furthering a point of view or argument. Great attention is paid, both through the readings and through written work, to questions of interpretation as well as to the logical and coherent development of reading and writing skills leading to correct and effective expression in French. For a more detailed description, please click on course title.

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121A: Literary Themes, Genres, Structures -- Awakenings of Desire in French Literature and Film (Summer Session D — 6 weeks)

M. Phillips

How have French writers of different time periods told stories about sexual exploration and discovery? How are writing and reading connected to learning about sexuality? In order to think about these questions, we will study novels and films from the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Course conducted in French. For more details, please click on course title.

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Graduate

Pedagogical