French Language

The degree or certificate in French Language provides rigorous academic preparation in the French language. Students are prepared to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in French or Romance Languages, as well as Music, Linguistics, Art History and related fields. This degree or certificate also meets the needs of those in the community who wish to gain aptitudes in foreign languages or may enter the job market in fields that may require knowledge of a foreign language such as French. Students develop competency in the ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write in French, while at the same time learn to think critically by analyzing works of literature and other manifestations of culture. Students must complete all required courses for a minimum of 18-20 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages. Utilize oral and written communicative skills to produce the target languages. Demonstrate increased knowledge of the target language’s cultures.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  FREN 101
Beginning French I 

FREN 101or equivalent FREN 102
Beginning French II 
FREN 102 or equivalent  FREN 103 Intermediate French I
FREN 103 or equivalent
FREN 104
Intermediate French II
5
 
If 18-20 units have not been reached in the required core, select one course from the following:  
 
  ART 107 
Modern Art 

Eligibility for ENGL 101 
ENGL 110 
Introduction to World Literature from 1700 to the Present Time 

 
LING 101 
Introduction to Language and Linguistics 

 
HIST 101  History of Western Europe
  HUMAN 120 
Literature and the Cultural Arts 
   MUSIC 125
History and Literature
3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18-20
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018 GCC Catalog 2018-2019
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.