Program Overview
Placement Information
Study Abroad


Program Overview
The French Language Program at UCSC offers students a variety of opportunities to learn or improve their French and to learn about the French and Francophone world. Students with an interest in French can major in Applied Linguistics, Language Studies, Literature or Global Economics. Numerous study-abroad opportunities in France are available through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP). Our program is student-centered and interested in promoting the study of the French language and culture across the curriculum.
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Language Courses
The French program offers courses from beginning to advanced levels. All courses are in French unless noted otherwise.

French 1 -- generally offered every quarter (check schedule of classes for offering).
French 2, 3 -- offered every quarter.

French 4 -- offered every quarter.
French 5 -- generally offered every quarter (check schedule of classes for offering).
French 6 -- usually offered winter and spring quarters (check schedule of classes for offering).

French 108 -- French Cinema (check schedule of classes for offering).
French 111 -- La stylistique. Focused on the development of advanced writing skills, both analytical and creative. Offered every other year.
French 114 -- La phonetique du francais. Offered every other year.
French 120 -- French linguistics. Introduction to linguistic analysis of French, including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, and variation.
French 121 -- History of the French Language
French 125A -- Histoire et civilisation, XIXe siecle. Offered every other year.
French 125B -- Histoire et civilisation, XXe siecle. Offered every other year.
French 130 -- French for Professions.
French 131 -- Social Activism in France: The Tradition of Chanson Française Engagée
French 136 -- La francophonie. Offered every other year.
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Study Abroad
It is highly recommended that students take advantage of the Education Abroad Program in France. For more information and other study opportunities abroad, contact the International Programs Office, Classroom Unit Bldg., Room 103. Tel. 831-459-2858 or visit the website:
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Renée Cailloux, M.A., San Jose State University
19th and 20th century French literature, 19th century short story, French cinema, culture and society, French Business

Bryan Donaldson, Ph.D., Indiana University
Word order variation in second-language French and historical French through the lens of information structure, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics

Carine Rohmer, M.A., Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
Second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, 20th and 21st century French literature and history, French music