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On ne naît pas femme, on le devient.

— de Beauvoir

French 4: Advanced Intermediate French

Readings:

Réseau: Communication, Intégration, Intersections, 2nd Edition, Pearson (Textbook, Student activities manual, and Answer key), selected outside readings

Recommended: My French Lab access; Morton, English Grammar for Students of French

Course Description:

This course is conducted entirely in French. 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. We will read short stories, plays, poems and discuss their literary and cultural contexts (music, art, history, philosophy). Throughout the semester, students will share ideas in collaborative, small-group and whole class discussion, explore new formats for expository prose, continue journalistic and creative writing activities in French, and work on independent projects using the Internet.

Prerequisites:

For students with one of the following: a passing grade in French 3 at UC Berkeley; 4th-semester or 5th-quarter college French; a 4 or 5 on the AP French exam. Students who have lived in a French speaking environment should take the French 102 Placement Exam and consult with Désirée Pries, the Second Year Coordinator. For additional placement information please see Lower Division Placement Guidelines. See also French Enrollment FAQs.

Additional information:

Course not open to native or heritage speakers of French. Satisfies the College of Letters & Science breadth requirement in International Studies (IS). All sections are conducted entirely in French, with no more than 19 students per section.

Section times and locations in the Schedule of Classes