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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37420 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
BEN 1.106

Course Description

FR 310K concentrates exclusively on the skill of reading. All readings are in French, while class discussions and all writing about the texts are in English.

Readings focus on a variety of contemporary, historical, cultural and literary topics, and they are selected to provide material for discussion and reflexion about issues, both current and historical, from around the francophone world. Topics include literature, social sciences, history, fine arts, popular culture, and current events.

In addition to traditional print sources, articles from the WWW are discussed. Film segments (with subtitles) present visual texts to enrich students' understanding of the cultural settings, both historical and contemporary, of readings.

Goal: For students to develop reading strategies and to gain the confidence that they can continue to read texts of interest beyond this class.

Only one of the following may be counted: FR 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N


Course packet of readings at Paradigm, 407 W. 24th Street, required

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-861071-8, (available at University Coop), recommended.


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