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

Fall 2007

FR 371L • Advanced Written and Oral Composition

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37705 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BEN 1.106
TISSIERES

Course Description

This course involves intensive practice in writing, grammar and oral expression. It requires a thorough revision of grammatical rules to strengthen syntax, idiomatic expression and compositional skills. Over the course of the term, students will be writing short essays, learning how to summarize, develop their ideas, analyze poetical texts, etc. Also they will be asked to read extracts of literary and journalistic texts, as well as see a few films to engage discussions.

Conducted in French. Intensive practice in writing, grammar, and oral expression.

Grading Policy

6 Short essays and literary journal (50%)
Oral Presentation (10%)
2 exams (20%)
Participation, attendance, homework, improvement (20%)

[No final exam]

Texts

REQUIRED TEXTS:
- Abbadie, Ch. et al. L'expression française, Presses Universitaires de Grenoble, 2003.
- Black, Chaput, Tremblay. Invitation à Écrìre Canadian Scholars' Press, Toronto. 2005.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS:
- Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage.
- French Dictionary.
- 501 French Verbs (Barron's) or Bescherelle: La Conjugaison pour tous (Hatier)

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