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French

The minor program develops proficiency in all four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—and acquaints students with the intellectual and cultural contributions of the French-speaking world through the study of its literature, traditions, and institutions.

The Program. The department encourages its students to work closely with the academic advisor in designing a minor tailored to their needs and interests within the broad requirements prescribed by the program and to avail themselves of the guidance of an excellent teaching faculty.

Education Abroad Program. With the approval of a minor advisor, applicable courses taken abroad may be accepted in the minor programs.

Requirements: 

24 units

    Complete the following course (4 units)​

    • FRE 101 Introduction to French Poetry (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)

    • FRE 101 Introduction to French Poetry (4 units)
    • FRE 102 Introduction to French Drama (4 units)
    • FRE 103 Introduction to French Prose (4 units)
    • FRE 115 Medieval French Literature and Society (4 units)
    • FRE 116 The French Renaissance (4 units)
    • FRE 117A Baroque and Preclassicism (4 units)
    • FRE 117B The Classical Moment (4 units)
    • FRE 118A The Age of Reason and Revolution (4 units)
    • FRE 119A The Romantic Imaginary (4 units)
    • FRE 119B Realism, History and the Nove (4 units)
    • FRE 119C From Baudelaire to Surrealism (4 units)
    • FRE 120 Modern French Thought (4 units)
    • FRE 121 Twentieth Century French Novel (4 units)
    • FRE 122 French and Francophone Film (4 units)
    • FRE 124 Post-Colonial and Francophone Literature (4 units)
    • FRE 125 French Literature and Other Arts (4 units)
    • FRE 130 From Page to Stage: Theatre and Theatricality (4 units)
    • FRE 133 Gender and Politics in French Literature and Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 140 Study of a Major Writer (4 units)
    • FRE 141 Selected Topics in French Literature (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)​

    • FRE 107A Pre and Early Modern France (4 units)
    • FRE 107B The Making of Modern France (4 units)
    • FRE 108 Modern French Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 127 Paris: Modernity and Metropolitan Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 128 Topics in French Culture (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)​

    • FRE 105 Advanced French Grammar (4 units)
    • FRE 109 French Phonetics (4 units)
    • FRE 160 Linguistic Study of French-Sound and Form (4 units)
    • FRE 161 Linguistic Study of French-Form and Meaning (4 units)
    • FRE 162 History of the French Language (4 units)

    Choose two courses (4 units)

    • FRE 101 Introduction to French Poetry (4 units)
    • FRE 102 Introduction to French Drama (4 units)
    • FRE 103 Introduction to French Prose (4 units)
    • FRE 104 Translation (4 units)
    • FRE 105 Advanced French Grammar (4 units)
    • FRE 106 French in Business and the Professions (4 units)
    • FRE 107A Pre and Early Modern France (4 units)
    • FRE 107B The Making of Modern France (4 units)
    • FRE 108 Modern French Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 109 French Phonetics (4 units)
    • FRE 110 Stylistics and Creative Composition (4 units)
    • FRE 115 Medieval French Literature and Society (4 units)
    • FRE 116 The French Renaissance (4 units)
    • FRE 117A Baroque and Preclassicism (4 units)
    • FRE 117B The Classical Moment (4 units)
    • FRE 118A The Age of Reason and Revolution (4 units)
    • FRE 118B Private Lives and Public Secrets: The Early French Novel (4 units)
    • FRE 119A The Romantic Imaginary (4 units)
    • FRE 119B Realism, History and the Nove (4 units)
    • FRE 119C From Baudelaire to Surrealism (4 units)
    • FRE 120 Modern French Thought (4 units)
    • FRE 121 Twentieth Century French Novel (4 units)
    • FRE 122 French and Francophone Film (4 units)
    • FRE 124 Post-Colonial and Francophone Literature (4 units)
    • FRE 125 French Literature and Other Arts (4 units)
    • FRE 127 Paris: Modernity and Metropolitan Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 128 Topics in French Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 130 From Page to Stage: Theatre and Theatricality (4 units)
    • FRE 133 Gender and Politics in French Literature and Culture (4 units)
    • FRE 140 Study of a Major Writer (4 units)
    • FRE 141 Selected Topics in French Literature (4 units)
    • FRE 160 Linguistic Study of French-Sound and Form (4 units)
    • FRE 161 Linguistic Study of French-Form and Meaning (4 units)
    • FRE 162 History of the French Language (4 units)

    Total = 24 units

     

    Minor Advisor

    T. Warner
    tdwarner@ucdavis.edu
    (530) 752-1219