Courses

The UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in English and French. For information about specific section times and locations please view the UCLA Schedule of Classes.

For a complete listing and description of department courses visit the UCLA General Catalog.

French Courses for Non-Majors

Interested students with adequate language background who do not major in French will find, in the undergraduate program of the Department of French, a spectrum of courses to suit individual interests or program requirements. Thus, each year a large number of students elect to enroll in those courses which are designed to refine linguistic skills: conversation, diction, phonetics, composition, or translation. Other students choose to develop their personal interest in French culture and literature by taking upper-division courses in linguistics, culture/civilization, surveys of literature, or more focused seminars. Students with no background in the French language may wish to enroll in Lower Division courses carrying General Education credits, such as French 14 (Introduction to French Civilization); French 41 (French Cinema), or French 16 (Society and Self) or in offerings from the Upper Division series “Courses in Translation.” A number of additional Lower and advanced Upper Division courses are also offered in English with the assigned readings in English translation. They are followed by the letter E in the Catalog.

Fall 2018: Language Courses

French 1. Elementary French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. P/NP or letter grading.

French 2. Elementary French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 with grade of C- or better. P/NP or letter grading.

French 3. Elementary French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2 with grade of C- or better. P/NP or letter grading.

French 4. Intermediate French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 with grade of C- or better. P/NP or letter grading.

French 5. Intermediate French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 4 with grade of C- or better. P/NP or letter grading.

French 6. Intermediate French

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 5 with grade of C- or better. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2018: Courses in English

French 41. French Cinema and Culture

Instructor: Lia Brozgal

Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to French culture and literature through study of films of cultural and literary significance. P/NP or letter grading.

French 60. French and Francophone Novel

Instructor: Dominic Thomas

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Study of literary masterpieces produced by writers from France and Francophone world (Canada, Africa, Caribbean, etc.) from 17th to early 21st century. P/NP or letter grading.

French 160. Francophone Cultures in English

Instructor: Dominic Thomas

Lecture, three hours. Study of historical, anthropological, legal, literary, or filmic texts to provide students with broad view of some main issues in field of colonial and postcolonial Francophone studies. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2018: Courses in French

French 12. Introduction to Study of French and Francophone Literature

Instructor: Malina Stefanovska

Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 6. Principles of literary analysis as applied to selected texts in poetry, theater, and prose by French and Francophone writers. P/NP or letter grading.

French 100. Written Expression: Techniques of Description and Narration

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6. Writing assignments follow close analysis of relevant texts, film, and related grammatical structures. Examination of vocabulary and structures associated with descriptive writing and French verb tense system required for narration. P/NP or letter grading.

French 114A. Survey of French Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Instructor: Zrinka Stahuljak

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 12. La féodalité, les croisades, l’amour courtois, les cathédrales, la guerre de Cent ans, Jeanne d’Arc, Le <<nouveau>> monde, François ler, les châteaux de la Loire, la Réforme protestante et les guerres de religions serviront d’arrière-fonds à la lecture de textes allant de la Chanson de Roland à Montaigne, en passant par Chrétien de Troyes, le Roman de la Rose, Christine de Pisan, Villon, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Louise Labé, Du Bellay et Ronsard. P/NP or letter grading.

French 117. Studies in 17th-Century French Culture and Literature

Instructor: Malina Stefanovska

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Taught in French. Study of 17th-century French culture and literature, including theater, philosophers, moralists, novelists, and cultural, political, social, religious, and courtly aspects. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2018: Graduate Courses

French 1G. Elementary French for Graduate Students

Instructor: Laurence Denié-Higney

Lecture, three hours. Preparation for GSFLT or other language examinations. Passing grade does not imply satisfaction of language requirements. S/U grading.

French 216. Renaissance

Instructor: Jean-Claude Carron

Lecture, three hours. French literature of 16th century studied within historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts. Letter grading.