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Academic Department: World Languages and Cultures
Main Office: FA 101
Phone Ext: 7480
Program Website:
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

A major reason for studying the French language is the enrichment of one’s intellectual growth in the context of the rest of the world. In learning French one also learns about the culture, philosophy, and civilization of another people, thereby broadening understanding of the world. On the practical side, any field of specialization (journalism, medicine, law, business, teaching) is enhanced if one can speak another language. In California, knowledge of a modern language is now required in many jobs that deal with the public such as Civil Service, social work, nursing, and other service-oriented fields.

Career Options
Diplomatic Service, Editor, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, Hotel Management, Import/Export, International Business, Teacher, Tour Guide, Translator/Interpreter, Travel Agent.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

Policy Statement Regarding Sequence of Enrollment in Modern Language Classes
Although students are advised to enroll in language courses sequentially, they will not be precluded from enrolling in lower level language classes after completion of more advanced courses. Students should be aware, however, that units resulting from the lower level courses may not be accepted at transfer institutions as a part of the required transferring units.

A.A. in French
Students may take classes at either campus to fulfill requirements for the major. Please note: Students may choose English 120, 120SL, or 150 to complete the Associate degree. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9480

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Blusseau, Francoise J AC 231 7356
Buquen, Kenny AC 231 7356
Sanko, Nadia S AC 324 7481
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Summer 2019 60834 FREN 108A - French-Speaking Cultures/Film 06/17/19-07/27/19 DE Sanko, Nadia
Fall 2019 80275 FREN 101 - Elementary French I 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 10:40 AM-12:30 PM KTD AC 237 Blusseau, Francoise
80276 FREN 101 - Elementary French I 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 04:10 PM-06:00 PM KTD AC 236 Buquen, Kenny
80277 FREN 102 - Elementary French II 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 11:10 AM-01:00 PM KTD VS 5B Buquen, Kenny
80279 FREN 203 - Intermediate French III 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 06:10 PM-08:00 PM KTD AC 237 Blusseau, Francoise