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

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Fall 2019: Language Courses

French 1. Elementary French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

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

French 2. Elementary French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

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

French 3. Elementary French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

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

French 4. Intermediate French

Instructor: Laurence Denié-Higney, Kimberly Jansma

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

French 5. Intermediate French

Instructor: Laurence Denié-Higney, Kimberly Jansma, Elsa Duval

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

French 6. Intermediate French

Instructor: Laurence Denié-Higney, Kimberly Jansma

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

French 130. Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures

Instructor: Cécile Guédon

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 12 or 100. Taught in French. Study of contemporary France and Francophone world (Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Quebec), government, institutions, and cultural, economic, social, and political issues. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Letter grading.

French 161. French and Francophone Theater in Translation

Instructor: Ariane Helou

Lecture, three hours. Through plays of 20th century, analysis of struggles of individuals and social groups in contexts that are historical, political, philosophical (existentialism, absurd), and cultural (colonialism and conformism). May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2019: 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.

Fall 2019: 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: Laurence Denié-Higney

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: Jean-Claude Carron

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 12. La féodalité, les croisades, l’amour courtois, les cathédrales, la guerre de Cent ans, Jeanne d’Arc, Le <> 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 121. Studies in Francophone Cultures and Literatures

Instructor: Alain Mabanckou

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Taught in French. Study of Francophone cultures and literatures, including works by poets, playwrights, and novelists from Caribbean, North Africa, Quebec, and sub-Saharan Africa, immigrant narratives, and colonialism and postcolonial studies. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

French 132. French and Francophone Poetry

Instructor: Alain Mabanckou

Lecture, three hours. Taught in French. Study of history of French and Francophone poetry and readings of major poets from 16th to 20th century. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2019: Graduate Courses

French 202. Cultural Studies

Instructor: Dominic Thomas

Lecture, three hours. Introduction to theoretical approaches to popular and mass culture, and to postcolonial and Francophone cultures. Topics include emergent disciplines and theories such as sociology and structuralism, city, revolution, avant-garde strategies, media, diaspora during postwar modernization, Algerian War, May 68, and beyond. Theorists include Barthes, de Certeau, Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Ross, Rey Chow, Virilio. S/U or letter grading.

French 207. Studies in History of Ideas

Instructor: Malina Stefanovska

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French M210. Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500

Instructor: Matthew Fisher

(Same as Classics M218, English M215, and History M218.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading.