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

Spring 2006

FR 320E • ADVANCED FRENCH I: WRITTEN EMPHASIS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35215 to 35235 Multiple Sections

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. ASSIGNMENTS:
* Daily homework (workbook exercises and preparation for writing assignments)

* Frequent quizzes

* 6 to 8 compositions

* Hour tests
FINAL EXAM: YES

Grading Policy

The semester grade will depend on performance in each of the categories mentioned above: homework, quizzes, compositions, hour tests, and final exam. The relative value of the categories will be decided by each professor and will be announced at the start of the semester.

Texts

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 Recommended dictionary: Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-861071-8, optional

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