French Major Requirements

A. Language and Literature Track: 40 units

French majors must take 40 upper-division units in French, including one semester of 14-16 units at an approved university in a region where French is the native language. The minimum prerequisite to study abroad toward the major is four semesters of college French (or equivalent), one four-unit course in upper-division work, and FR 150, Cross-Cultural Studies. It is recommended that students fulfill their general-education, or distribution, requirements with courses that contribute to their understanding of France’s role in world history and civilization, such as European history, international relations, and art and music history.

B. French Studies Track: 44 units

FR 150 Cross-Cultural Studies (4)

Three of the following: (12)

FR 101 Survey of French Literature I (4)
FR 102 Survey of French Literature II (4)
FR 103 French Literature of the 17th Century (4)
FR 104 French Literature of the 19th Century (4)
FR 105 French Literature of the 20th Century (4)
FR 195 Seminar (4)

Three of the following: (12)

AN 150 Cross-Cultural Communication (4)
ART 122 The Arts of Medieval Europe (4)
ART 127 Nineteenth Century Art (4)
ENG 106 Language Acquisition (4)
HIS 134 Spiritual and Ritual in Medieval and Early Europe(4)
HIS 140 European Politics and Diplomacy Since 1789 (4)
HIS 141 European Society and Culture Since 1789 (4)
HIS 142 European Intellectual History, 1650 to Present (4)
HIS 156 France, 1500 to Present (4)
POL122 European Politics(4)
PHI135 Philosophy of Language (4)

Off-Campus Semester: 14-16 units

Upper-division level courses in language, literature, civilization, and culture approved by the major advisor in France, Qu├ębec, or French Switzerland.

 

French Minor Requirements: 20 units

FR 101 Survey of French Literature I (4)
FR 102 Survey of French Literature II (4)
Upper-Division FR elective(4)
Additional FR electives(8)

Lower-Division Course Descriptions

FR 001 Elementary French I(4) Pronunciation, conversation, essentials of grammar and composition. For students who have had no French at all or whose language placement test results indicate French I.

FR 002 Elementary French II(4) Prerequisite: FR 001 or Language Placement Test. A continuation of French 001.

FR 003 Intermediate French I(4) Prerequisite: French 002 or Language Placement Test. Review and reinforcement of pronunciation, grammar and composition. Reading of selected materials for discussion in French and an introduction to French literature and culture.

FR 004 Intermediate French II(4) Prerequisite: FR 003 or Language Placement Test. Continuation of French 003. (Lower-division courses include weekly drill sessions and laboratory work.)

Upper-Division Course Descriptions

FR 101 Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 1800(4) Prerequisite: FR 004. An historical overview of French literature through the medieval and renaissance periods, 17th and 18th centuries. All lectures, oral presentations, and class discussions given in French; all papers and examinations written in French.

FR 102 Survey of French Literature II: 1800 to Present(4) Prerequisite: FR 004.An historical overview of French literature through romanticism, realism, symbolism, and modern periods. All lectures, oral presentations, and class discussions given in French; all papers and examinations written in French.

FR 103 French Literature of the 17th Century(4) Prerequisite: FR 004. Masterpieces from the Baroque and classical periods in 17th century drama, poetry and philosophy. Original texts read and discussed in French; all papers and examinations written in French.

FR 104 French Novel of the 19th Century(4) Prerequisite: FR 004. Literary classics of the romantic, realist, and naturalist movements. Original texts read and discussed in French; all papers and examinations written in French.

FR 105 French Literature of the 20th Century(4) Prerequisite: FR 004. Major achievements in novel, poetry, drama, and screenplay. Original texts read and discussed in French; all papers and examinations written in French.

FR 150 Cross-Cultural Studies(4) A course designed to help you get the most out of your study abroad experience by preparing you for it intellectually, culturally, emotionally, and spiritually. Taught each Spring for students planning to study abroad the following academic year. (Note: This course is taught in English and does not count for the French minor.)

FR 190 Internship (2,4) Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Supervised field work in the Santa Barbara area in which the student has the opportunity to use his or her French. Field work may be in schools, businesses, churches,social service agencies, etc. An ongoing personal log and a portfolio of work accomplished as well as regular sessions with the supervisor are required.