Program> Minor in French
The minor in French consists of a minimum of 15 units in French, nine of which must be in upper division courses,with no fewer than six upper division units completed at San Diego State University.
Courses in the minor may not be counted toward your major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable.
As soon as you decide to declare your French minor with the French and Francophone Studies Program, contact the program director, Dr.Anne Donadey at (619) 594-0815 (EBA 308), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Equivalents
High school foreign language courses may be used for purposes of placement in college courses and may counted toward meeting the foreign language requirement in various majors. These high school courses will not count as college credit toward graduation.
Two years of high school level French: French 100A
Three years of high school level French: French 100A & B
Four years of high school level French: French 201 or 210
(thus fulfilling the foreign language requirement)
(All taught in French & 3 units each.unless otherwise stated. )
French 100A: Elementary French (5 units)
French 100B: Elementary French (5 units)
French 200: Advanced French in Paris: Offered only on the Paris Semester.
French 201: Readings in French
French 210: French Grammar
French 220: The Grammar of Spoken French
French 221: Writing French
Upper Division Courses
Prerequiste for all upper division courses: a minimum of 12 units of 2nd year French.
French 301: Advanced Grammar and Composition
Advanced grammar and stylistics, intensive writing practice.
French 302: Translation and Stylistics
Prerequisite: French 301
Comparative stylistics of French and English, taught through translation.
French 305A: Survey of French Literature
Important movements, authors, and works in French literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
French 305B: Survey of French Literature
Continuation of French 305A (not prerequisite) from the Enlightenment to the present.
French 400: Advanced French in Paris
Development of advanced proficiency skills through writing and speaking.Offered only on the Paris Semester.
French 421: French Civilization
French civilization from Middle Ages to present. Artistic, intellectual achievements, and cultural movements. Not open to students with credit in Humanities 310.
French 422: Contemporary France
Contemporary France, emphasizing political, economical, and social structures as well as artistic, intellectual, and cultural trends.
French 423: Commercial French
Prerequisite: French 301
French commercial practices and language, the enterprise, correspondence, advertising, telecommunications, banking, transportation, import-export, insurance, accounting, stock market, preparation for the Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Economique offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
French 424: French Cinema and Theory
French cinema emphasizing social, political, and cultural changes in modern France. Topics include film theory, the new wave, history in cinema, influence of feminism, French colonialism, race, class, and gender in modern culture. Taught in English.
French 465: Africa in Literature and Film
African cultural history through literature and film. Consistency/variety of African cultural expressions and conventions. Taught in English.
French 501: Translation
Stylistic comparison of French and English through translation of a variety of prose styles from English to French and from French to English.
French 520: French and Francophone Literary Studies
Specialized study of a century, genre, movement or theme in French and Francophone Literature.
French 530: French and Francophone Cultural Studies
Specialized study of artistic and intellectual trends, customs, and politics in French and Francophone culture.
For more information, contact the Program in French and Francophone Studies at: french email@example.com.
You may also telephone : 619 594-5111 or visit the department office, EBA 304, during normal office hours.