French

School of Language, LIterature, and Humanities

Dean: Joel M. Levine, Ed. D.

Department Chair: Esther Alonso, M.A.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 430F, (619) 482-6349

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Knowing another language gives one the powerful key to successfully communicate with speakers of other languages. Learning another culture prepares us to live in a multicultural world which helps us gain an especially rich preparation for the future. Each language program at Southwestern College is designed to facilitate interaction and communication with speakers of other languages, whether they are across town or across the world.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available to students with fluency in a foreign language. Fluency and intercultural communication skills in a second language enhances opportunities in: government, business, medicine and healthcare, teaching, technology, the military, social service, law enforcement, communications, fashion, and marketing.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
French 01410

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Nora Portillo, M.A.
nportillo@swccd.edu

FREN 101

ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on basic beginning interpersonal communication. Covers structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about family, friends, daily activities, hobbies, obligations, school, weather, travel, and food. Introduces students to Francophone cultures. Designed for students with very little or no knowledge of French. Equivalent to two years of high school French. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: FREN 120)

FREN 102

ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides continuation of French 101 to further enable students to carry out basic interpersonal communication and acquire the structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about childhood, chores, daily routine, health, technology, errands, environment, future goals, and professions. Study of Francophone cultures. Equivalent to three years high school French. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: FREN 130)

FREN 201

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Analyzes and uses French grammatical structures and vocabulary to explore the history, culture, and worldviews of the Francophone world at an intermediate level. Focuses on interpersonal communication, listening, reading, and writing at an intermediate level. Equivalent to four years of high school French. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: FREN 220)

FREN 202

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of FREN 201. Focuses on students ability to communicate at an intermediate high level on topics including family, traditions, hobbies and pastimes, employment, nature, science, technology, art, and literature in Francophone countries. Includes further study of complex grammatical structures and literary selections. Equivalent to four years of high school. [D; CSU; UC;] (Formerly: FREN 230)

FREN 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in an area of French of particular interest to the student and not included in the regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)