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Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in French (AA in French) requires 20 units of major core courses, which provides students with a solid foundation of the French language and of the cultures of the French-speaking world. The Associate of Arts in French provides students with the necessary coursework to transfer to a four-year university where students will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor's or graduate degree in French. Depending on their entry level of French, the students seeking an A.A. in French can choose among the following courses: FRNC 1A, FRNC 1B, FRNC 2A, FRNC 2B, FRNC 3A, FRNC 3B. Each course is 5 units.

Major Core Requirements (20 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
FRNC001ABeginning French5 units
FRNC001BBeginning French5 units
FRNC002AIntermediate French5 units
FRNC002BIntermediate French5 units
FRNC003AAdvanced French Oral and Written Composition5 units
FRNC003BAdvanced French Oral and Written Composition5 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Respond with written and spoken expressions in French.
  • Explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness relevant to French speaking countries.
  • Communicate on common daily topics in French.
  • Customize the mode of communication appropriate to specific francophone audiences.
  • Speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the French language.
Last Updated 7/19/23