BA 415 - Advanced Business French
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Business Administration (BA)
Department: Ross School of Business
Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Class Misc Info:
This class is conducted entirely in French.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Three years of university-level FRENCH and pre-screening with instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

During this class, we will deepen our linguistic and cultural awareness of the French-speaking business world. We will study and practice both written and spoken commercial French within their true cultural context. Themes covered during the semester will include banking, advertising, product marketing, claims and disputes, company organization and hierarchy. The mechanics of job application in French will be covered in detail, as will possible scenarios encountered once accepted into a company. Required writing assignments will concentrate on commercial correspondence, stressing the traditional nature of written business French. Oral work will include the practice of communication and integration in both formal and social business settings.

A series of business culture videos will be viewed and used as a springboard for discussion regarding the differences (both perceived and real) between business interactions in the francophone world and the U.S.

A portion of the class will be spent working directly with French peer business students at The Euromediterrané Business School in Marseille, France. Weekly contact will take place virtually via iChat videoconference. Students will collaborate on assigned projects.

Attendance is mandatory. Students must be officially registered.

Textbooks/Other Materials: ISBN: 1413005888 Parlons affaires! : initiation au francais economique et commercial, Author: R.-J.. Berg., Publisher: Thomson Heinle 2nd ed. 2005 Required

BA 415 - Advanced Business French
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
10539
Open
16
3Jr or Sr, excluding BBA stu
3BUSAD BBA - Jr or Sr Only
-
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: BA 415.001 is cross-listed with FRENCH 414.003 and meets with BA 415.451.
451 (REC)
P
10541
Open
16
3BUSAD Master Evening
-
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: BA 415.451 meets with BA 415.001/FRENCH 414.003.
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