france

FRENCH

The French major is designed to meet the needs of both the student who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution and the student who wishes to achieve basic conversational ability in French.  Completion of the French major provides students with the opportunity to move into the curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree and then to possible careers requiring multiple language proficiency.

Arts & Letters Division

Dr. David Hudson, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody
Division Coordinator
lcamody@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8772

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE IN FRENCH

The French major is designed to meet the needs of both the student who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution and the student who wishes to achieve basic conversational ability in French.  Completion of the French major provides students with the opportunity to move into the curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree and then to possible careers requiring multiple language proficiency.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of World languages, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and World languages speakers’ culture and apply it to communicate orally, using appropriate pronunciation on designated topics in public and in interpersonal situations.
  • Integrate grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and culture to communicate in writing.
  • Apply, clearly and effectively, vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and derive meaning of implicit and explicit written materials.
  • Apply knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to accurately recognize and comprehend spoken messages in World languages.

Semester 1
FRENCH G180 Elementary French 1 – 5 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
FRENCH G185 Elementary French 2 – 5 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
FRENCH G280 Intermediate French 1 – 4 Units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
FRENCH G285 Intermediate French 2 – 4 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

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FRENCH G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary French)
This is an introductory course in the French language. Students learn to understand, speak, read, and write basic French. This is a proficiency-oriented course to acquire French for real life situations. Classes are conducted in French. Native speakers are eligible by permission of the instructor only. This course is equivalent to two years of high school French. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

FRENCH G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 2
(Formerly known as: French, Elementary)
Prerequisites: French G180 or 2 years of high school French
A continuation and completion of French G180. Further development emphasizing reading ability. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.