FRENCH 301-302 TOMEK

ADVANCED FRENCH
COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE DESIGNATION: FRE 301, 301 ADVANCED FRENCH 3,3

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVE: In French 301,302, students will expand their knowledge of the French language and come closer to the ultimate objective of being able to transfer their vocabulary and thought patterns into the characteristic patterns of French thought.

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

1. Read and comprehend most factual information in linguistic oriented texts,
2. Write papers of reasonable length with minimal interference from the native tongue,
3. Understand better the French mentality through the structure of their language.

SUBJECT MATTER OR CONTENT:

French 301, 302 is an intensive review of the structures of French with practice in writing, reading, listening and speaking. We will spend the year studying and practicing French using an advanced text as a guide. The current text is Grammaire française by Jacqueline Ollivier. By taking a full two semesters to cover the material, students will have time to write papers and give reports from reading assignments. They will be able to transfer their thought patterns into French patterns.

MAJOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Students will read the text and come to class prepared to answer orally and written the assigned exercises of the text. There will be 8 quizes, a mid-term, and a final examination. Students will also write 8 themes (150 words) demonstrating that they are able to apply their knowledge to new situations.

PRESENTATION METHODS: Lecture and explanations 30%

Correction of themes 10%
Student response 60%

EVALUATION AND GRADING: Classwork 40%

Mid-term exam 10%
Themes 20%
Final examination 30%

COLLATERAL READING OR BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Atkins, B.T. (1987). The Collins Robert French dictionary 1. Paris: Le Robert.
Julliard, J. (1989). Le nouvel observateur. Houston: International Messengers Inc.
Rey, A. & Rey-Debove, J. (1987). Le petit Robert I: dictionnaire de la langue française. Paris: Le Robert.