French Literature
Advanced Reading and Writing Workshop
Spring 2023
Class No: 3 sections (2 in person, one sychronous)
MWF or TTh or MW

MWF     10-10:59am / 87 Dwinelle Hall
MW        5-6:29pm / online (synchronous)
TTh        9:30-10:59am / 126 Wheeler Hall

Course Reader; other readings as assigned by Instructor

Course Description:
French 102 is the gateway course to the upper division in French. Students build on the solid foundation in the language and culture acquired in French 1-4 by broadening and deepening their ability to read and write about French texts in an academic context.

Students read a selection of works from different media and genres including short stories, poems, plays, letters, essays, paintings and films. Through close reading, students develop their analytical ability in French, paying particular attention to the different kinds of choices that writers make, and how these choices contribute to the making of meaning. Students also develop their skills as writers of academic French, focusing both on the content of their written work and on its form.

By the end of the course, students are ready to meet the reading and writing requirements of upper division courses in the French department.

French 4 at UC Berkeley.  Students who have taken the equivalent of a third-year college-level French course elsewhere may enroll in French 102, and should contact the French Undergraduate Advising Office at to confirm placement.

Additional information: 
French 102 is the sole prerequisite to all UCB French courses numbered 103 and above. Course open to non-native speakers of French only. Course conducted in French.  Satisfies 1 course requirement in French major or French minor.