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

Heather G. Pelletier

Lecturer PhD, Vanderbilt University

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Interests

20th Century French literature; French language and civilization

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36930 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm MEZ 1.122
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Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36935 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 103
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Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 371L • Adv Written And Oral Compos

37005 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm HRH 2.112
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FR 371L focuses on all four language skills with particular emphasis on a high level of achievement and proficiency in written and spoken French.  Areas of concentration are expository writing, narration, description, and correspondence.  Class work and assignments include grammar review, oral presentations, writing (at home and in class), vocabulary enrichment, film screenings (at home), and short readings for the examination of various prose styles.  Written assignments and conversation topics will be contextualized through French films.  This course meets the Writing Flag (http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/flags/students/about/writing).

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37250 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm BEN 1.104
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FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

37315 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm MEZ 1.208
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FR 326K, printemps 2014

Dr. Heather Pelletier

 

Description du cours Lecture et analyse de la littérature française du Moyen âge jusqu’à la Révolution française. On étudiera des œuvres importantes de plusieurs écrivains, poètes, dramaturges, et philosophes.

 

Compétences à acquérir :

1. Démontrer une compréhension des tendances littéraires, historiques, et culturelles de l’histoire de France du Moyen âge jusqu’au milieu du XVIIIe siècle.

2. Montrer les liens entre un texte et son époque en le situant dans son contexte historique et culturel.

3. Identifier l’auteur d’un texte par son style et son fond.

4. Démontrer une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée en français.

 

Textes obligatoires:

  • Charpentier, Véronique.  La Critique de la société au siècle des Lumières.  (Ed :  HATIER) ISBN 2218743388
  • De Troyes, Chrétien.  Le Chevalier au Lion.  (Ed :CLASSIQUES HATIER)  ISBN :  2218747154
  • Potelet.  Le Roman de Renart. (Ed : CLASSIQUES HATIER) ISBN: 9782218739200
  • Molière.  Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.   (Ed :  FLAMMARION) ISBN: 2081296152
  • Marivaux.  Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard.  (Ed :  Larousse) ISBN: 9782035859150
  • Le Petit Robert micro (Ed :  Le Robert).  ISBN :  2321002131

Critères selon lesquels votre note sera déterminée :

Interrogations    10 %

Examens (2)       40%

Rédactions (2)   40%

Exposé (1)         10%

FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

37320 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am BEN 1.108
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FR326L, printemps 2014

Dr. Heather Pelletier

 

Description du cours : Lecture et analyse de la littérature française depuis la fin du 18e siècle jusqu’à nos jours. On étudiera des œuvres importantes de plusieurs écrivains, poètes, dramaturges, et philosophes.

 

Compétences à acquérir :

1. Démontrer une compréhension des tendances littéraires, historiques, et culturelles de l’histoire de France depuis la fin du 18e siècle jusqu’au 21e siècle.

2. Montrer les liens entre un texte et son époque en le situant dans son contexte historique et culturel.

3. Identifier l’auteur d’un texte par son style et son fond.

4. Démontrer une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée en français.

 

Textes obligatoires:

 

  • Chateaubriand.  Mémoires d’outre-tombe.      (Classiques Hatier)       ISBN :  2218747146
  • Ernaux, Annie.       La Place (Gallimard) ISBN :  9782070377220
  • Ionesco, Eugène.       La Cantatrice chauve suivi de La Leçon (Gallimard)      ISBN :  9782070362363
  • Leuwers, Daniel, éd.       Poètes français des XIXe et XXe siècles (Les Classiques de      Poche) ISBN :  2253040150
  • Maupassant, Guy de.       Contes et nouvelles.       (Classiques Hatier)       ISBN :  2218954362
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul.       Huis Clos.       (Gallimard)  ISBN :  2070368076
  • Zola, Émile.  Marigold Bobbio, éd. Au bonheur des dames      (Hatier)  ISBN :  2218745208
  • Le Petit Robert micro (Le Robert)  ISBN :  2321002131

 

Critères selon lesquels votre note sera déterminée :

Interrogations    10 %

Examens (2)       40%

Rédactions (2)   40%

Exposé (1)         10%

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37055 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.202
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FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37065 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm JES A203A
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FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

37080 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm MEZ 1.122
show description

Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

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