Contact Information

Contact Information
Division
Liberal Arts
Dean
Anne Fleischmann (Interim)
Associate Dean
Lynn Medeiros (Interim)
Location
Division Office
W 107, Rocklin Campus

Overview

The active part that the United States is now taking in world affairs makes it desirable that a greater number of Americans than ever before have knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. A language background should be of intrinsic value. The acquisition of desired practical communication skills in the study of modern foreign language is the primary objective. This can be accomplished by the oral approach, motivated by lectures and implemented by the language laboratory.

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Foreign Language are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Four-year graduates in Foreign Language are qualified for positions in teaching, business, foreign services, law enforcement, nursing, secretarial and diplomatic services.

Faculty

Laurence I. Lambert

Professor, French

B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A., California State University, Sacramento

Courses

Understanding course descriptions

FREN 0001. Elementary French - Level I

Units: 4
Hours: 72 lecture
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French. Fundamentals of French pronunciation and grammar. Introduction to the culture of the French-speaking people. Corresponds to two years of high school study. (CSU, UC)

FREN 0002. Elementary French - Level II

Units: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 1 or two years of high school French with grade(s) of "C" or better
Hours: 72 lecture
Continuation of FREN 1 with greater emphasis on speaking and writing. Explores culture, historical figures, and events of the areas where French is spoken. (CSU, UC)

FREN 0003. Intermediate French - Level I

Units: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 2 or three years of high school French with grade(s) of "C" or better
Hours: 72 lecture
Designed for those who have had previous training in the French language. Review of grammar with increased emphasis upon speaking and linguistic structure of the language, reading of excerpts from works of French-speaking authors, study of cultural distinctions among the French-speaking peoples, and writing at the intermediate level. (CSU, UC)

FREN 0004. Intermediate French - Level II

Units: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 3 or four years of high school French with grade(s) of "C" or better
Hours: 72 lecture
Designed for those who have had previous training in the French language. Study of advanced grammar with increased emphasis upon the skills of reading and interpreting works of French literature. Greater focus upon writing and speaking skills. (CSU, UC)

FREN 0028. Independent Study

Units: 1-3
Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level in an area where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog. (CSU, UC-with unit limitation)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Improve listening skills in target language and draw reasonable conclusions from observations.
  • Improve reading skills in target language while examining important contributions to literature in relevant cultures.
  • Improve writing skills in target language while examining new ideas from the relevant cultures.
  • Improve speaking skills in target language and develop problem-solving skills by working productively with others.
  • Cultivate openness to new ideas and an informed appreciation of relevant cultures.