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French Program

The French Program offers a sequence of courses in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On the intermediate level, courses are designed for specific needs: conversation, grammar review and literature. The Associate in Arts Degree may be obtained through the French major.

 

French Courses

 

FR 101 — Beginning French I
(5) F, S — CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Essentials of spoken and written language for the beginner.

FR 102 — Beginning French II
(5) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 101 or two years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Essentials of the spoken and written language for the beginner.

FR 103 — Intermediate French I
(5) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 102 or three years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Review of basic structures, vocabulary building, development of auditive comprehension, reading skills and oral expression.

FR 104 — Intermediate French II
(5) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 103 or four years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Readings and discussions in French contemporary cultural topics (society, history, art, cinema, literature).
Review of basic syntax begun in French 103 is continued. Further practice in the subjunctive and literary tenses.

FR 120 — Beginning Conversation
(2) F, S — CSU
Prerequisites: FR 101 or two years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in French at the elementary level.

FR 130 — Intermediate Conversation
(2) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 102 or 120 or three years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

FR 132 — Intermediate Literary Readings
(2) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 103 or four years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works.

FR 140 — Intermediate Conversation
(2) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 103 or 130 or four years of high school French with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

FR 142 — Advanced Literary Readings
(2) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: FR 104 or 132 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Designed for the student who wishes to improve reading, speaking and writing skills and vocabulary. Course emphasizes oral and written communication with a focus on the discussion, synthesis and analysis of short literary works.

FR 299 — Independent Study in French
(1-4) F, S — CSU
Limitation on Enrollment: A minimum of six units of French completed with a grade of “C” or above, within the department; a minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 2.5.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
For complete information, see “Independent Study” in the Catalog Index. (*UC transfer limit: computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

 

French Grammar Links

http://www.collinsdictionary.com

 http://www.wordreference.com/

 

French News Links

http://www.academie-francaise.fr/

http://www.lemonde.fr/  

 

Scholarship

Claire Brossoit Hoffner Scholarship for Study of the French Language

Claire Hoffner, a dedicated French instructor at SBCC from 1967 to 1991, established this scholarship to provide support and encouragement to motivated students who are studying the French language. It is available to students studying French in SBCC’s School of Modern Languages. Applicants must carry nine (9) or more units and be enrolled in at least one (1) French language course each semester. They must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be U.S. citizens. They may be entering, continuing, reentering, or transferring students. Recipients may use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel costs.  Scholarship application can be found in the Financial Aid link  https://www.sbcc.edu/financialaid/scholarship_sbcc.php

 

Contact Professor

French and Italian Program Coordinator
Dr. Laura Gardinali H-316,  (805) 956-0581 ext. 3458 EMAIL gardinali@sbcc.edu

 

  Faculty & Offices

- Christine Nivet -  Instructor, French. M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara; M.A France Universities (Tours and Clermont Ferrand).    Contact Information  H 314 (805) 965-0581, ext. 2488
  EMAIL  cnivet@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Regine Atwater  (1997) Instructor, French. M.A. UCLA; PhD UCLA.    Contact Information  H 314 (805) 965-058, ext. 2488 EMAIL  regineatwater@gmail.com

- Annie Moynihan Stillwell -  Instructor, French.    Contact Information   H 314 (805) 965-0581, ext. 2488 EMAIL  anniemoynihanstilwell@gmail.com

- Renee Basile -  Instructor, French. Double BA in French and Spanish Literature and Linguistics; MA in Romance Languages Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara; MA in FLE (French as Foreign Language) University of Clermond Ferrand, France; TOEFL degree ( UCSB Extension).    Contact Information  H 314  (805) 965-058, ext. 2488 EMAIL    rgbasile@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Francoise Arie (2011), Instructor, French. B.A. U of Hawaii; M.A. U of Hawaii.    Contact Information  H 314 (805) 965-0581, ext. 2488 EMAIL    http://www.flarie@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

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