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Fall 2008

FR 371L • ADVANCED WRITTEN AND ORAL COMPOSITION

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37250 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BEN 1.106
JOHNSON

Course Description

This course gives students 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 write short essays, focused on building the skills necessary to written and oral composition including summary, analysis, sequencing, and stylistic convention, within a variety of discourses. Objects of analysis will encompass a wide range of French cultural artifacts from short stories to comic books, from television advertisements to popular music. Conducted in French.

Grading Policy

6 Short essays (50%) Oral Presentation (10%) 1 Long essay (20%) Participation, attendance, homework, improvement (20%)

Texts

Required Texts: Abbadie, Ch. et al. L'expression française, Presses Universitaires de Grenoble, 2003 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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