FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Section: 002
Term: FA 2009
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
rll.permissions@umich.edu
Consent:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 230 or 232 with a grade of C- or higher; or RCLANG 290 or 310, or assignment by placement test. Only the placement score and not language coursework completed at a previous school will determine placement.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students who receive transfer credit from for FRENCH 232 and wish to continue with their language study are strongly encouraged to take the placement exam to be certain that they are prepared for FRENCH 235.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Override Request Information: www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/langinstruct/overrides.html
Course coordinator: Yannick Viers, yannick@umich.edu

This course deals with recent political, social, economic and cultural issues facing today’s French/European societies. Themes are explored through readings and audiovisual material.

Its content includes:

  1. The French Republic
  2. The European Union
  3. Transatlantic Relations:
    • Franco/Euro-American Relations
    • Globalization and its Opponents
  4. Some Critical Issues:
    • Delinquency
    • AIDS
    • Homophobia
    • Rights of Handicapped People
  5. Families:
    • Marriages
    • P.A.C.S. (Civil Solidarity Pacts)
    • Gay Marriages and Adoption
  6. Women:
    • Rights and Inequalities
    • Abortion
    • Violence against Women (Domestic Violence and Genital Mutilation)
    • Bioethics
  7. France’s Multicultural Society:
    • Slavery and Colonization
    • Immigration
    • Islam of France and in Europe
    • Islamic veil controversy
    • "Fighting Hatreds" (Anti-Semitism and Racism)
    • Stand-Up Comedy/Raï Music/French Rap

The final grade is based on three oral presentations (30 %), three essays (30 %), several written exercises (20 %), and class participation (20 %).

Required Texts: French 235 Coursepack (Yannick Viers), French Grammar (M. Crocker Coffman, McGraw-Hill)

Recommended Texts: Insiders’ French (Eleanor Levieux, University of Chicago Press), Robert Micro Poche (Le Robert)

FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
P
39651
Open
4
5Ugrd
-
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
P
30115
Closed
0
4Ugrd
-
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
P
22721
Closed
0
4Ugrd
-
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (REC)
P
37155
Open
4
7Ugrd
-
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (REC)
P
37157
Open
1
4Ugrd
-
MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying: 611 Church Street (665-9200)
Note:
These books will be available at "Michigan Book and Supply."
ISBN: 0071546057
Schaum's outline of French grammar, Author: Mary E. Coffman Crocker., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 5th ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0226475034
Insiders' French : beyond the dictionary, Author: Eleanor Levieux and Michel Levieux., Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Pr. 1999
Optional
ISBN: 2849022527
Le Robert Micro : dictionnaire d'apprentissage de la langue francaise, Author: redaction dirigee par Alain Rey., Publisher: Dictionnaires Le Robert Nouv. ed. 2006
Optional
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