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

Spring 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36921 to 36930 Multiple Sections HRH 2.112

Course Description

This course will be taught in French. The objective of this course is to allow the participants to improve their composition skills in French. The course has three major components: grammar review and refinement; reading and analysis of various kinds of texts, both literary and journalistic; a variety of composition assignments involving such techniques as description, analysis, persuasion, and managing complicated chronologies. The participants can expect to improve their command of French grammar, to increase their vocabulary, and to develop appropriate strategies for writing good compositions.

Grading Policy

ASSIGNMENTS: * Daily homework (workbook exercises and preparation for writing assignments) * Frequent quizzes * 6 to 8 compositions * Hour tests FINAL EXAM: YES


John Barson, La Grammaire à l'oeuvre (5th edition), 1996, ITP, ISBN: 0-03-072394-9 John Barson, La Grammaire à l'oeuvre cahier de lab, (5th edition), 1997, ITP, ISBN: 0-03-072398-1 Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 0-658-01799-5 Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 1st Ed., 1995, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-864535-X


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