French (AA) World Languages Total Units: 18.0

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

French - effective Fall 2020
French - effective Fall 2018
French - effective Fall 2016
French - effective Summer 2012
French - effective Spring 2012


The major in French will allow transfer students whose planned transfer major is French to learn an Associate Degree that prepares them for upper division coursework. In addition, the major in French will benefit students whose career paths involve international commerce or diplomacy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Converse in French on a full range of topics, including but not limited to personal and family lives, school or work related topics, current events, historical, political and cultural perspectives with effective use of grammar and comprehensible pronunciation;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of authentic texts in French on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, letters, poems and essays by identifying and explaining the key points and themes both orally and in writing;
  3. Write cogent essays or term papers in grammatically correct French formulating and developing ideas on a full range of topics, including but not limited to, history, culture, literary analysis and current events; and
  4. Demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation of the French and francophone experience by examining, identifying and analyzing the values, attitudes and traditions that characterize such experience.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the French program are:

  • Complete 18.0 units from
    • French Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

French Major Requirements - complete 17.00 units
FREN 3Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 4Intermediate French-Part 24.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ART 2.2History of European Art: Medieval to Rococo3.00
ENGL 25Introduction to Language Study3.00
FREN 1Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 50BConversation for Beginners-Part 23.00
FREN 50CIntermediate Conversation3.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HUMAN 4.1Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


FREN 1 and FREN 2 will only be accepted for the major if completed before FREN 3.

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