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Intermediate Courses in French
(lower-division)

Students entering the French literature program usually elect one of the following sequences before taking upper-level courses in French: LTFR 2A, 2B and 2C or LTFR 2A, 2B and 50.

Intermediate French I

LTFR 2A

First course in the intermediate sequence designed to be taken after LIFR1C/CX (If you choose to take LIFR1D/DX, you will still need to take LTFR 2A to continue in the French program). Short stories, cartoons andmovies from various French-speaking countries are studied to strengthen oral and written language skills while developing reading competency and cultural literacy. A thorough review of grammar is included. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature. Prerequisite: LIFR 1C/CX or equivalent or a score of 3 on the AP French language exam or a score of 4 or 5 on the Language Placement Exam.

Intermediate French II

LTFR 2B

Plays from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as movies are studied to strengthen the skills developed in LTFR 2A. Includes a grammar review. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement. Prerequisite: LTFR 2A or equivalent or a score of 4 on the AP French language exam.

Intermediate French III

LTFR 2C: Composition and contemporary cultural topics

Emphasizes the development of effective communication in writing and speaking. Includes a grammar review. A contemporary novel and a film are studied to explore cultural and social issues in France today. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement. Students who have completed 2C can register in upper-level courses (LTFR115 or 116). Prerequisite: LTFR 2B or equivalentor a score of 5 on the AP French language exam.

LTFR 50: Textual analysis and poetry

Emphasizes the development of language skills and the practice of textual analysis. Discussions are based on the analysis of various poetic texts (poems, short story, and songs…) and on a film. Taught entirely in French. May be applied towards a minor in French literature or towards fulfilling the secondary literature requirement. Students who have completed 50 can register in upper-level courses (LTFR115 or 116). Prerequisite: LTFR 2B or equivalentor a score of 5 on the AP French language exam.

LTFR 21: Conversation workshop I

One-unit course designed to develop oral skills. Discusses current cultural issues in the francophone world. May be taken twice for credit, alone or in combination with any literature course. Prerequisite: LIFR 1C/CX or consent of instructor.

LTFR 31: Conversation workshop II

One-unit course designed to develop oral skills. Current cultural issues in the francophone world are discussed. May be taken twice for credit, alone or in combination with any literature course. Prerequisite: LTFR 2B or consent of instructor.

Language and Culture Programs

French Supervisor:
Catherine Ploye

Student Advising:
Danny Panella
Undergraduate Advisor
117 Literature Building
(858) 534-8681
Virtual Advising

Director Undergraduate Studies:
John D. Blanco


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Course Flow Chart

Course Flow Chart

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