FRENCH 231 - Second-Year French
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
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.
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed FRENCH 230 or RCLANG 290 or 310.
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 100, 102, or 103 or RCLANG 190 with a grade of C- or higher; or assignment of FRENCH 231 on Placement test.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Override Request Information:
Course coordinator: Lori McMann,

Students whose last French course was NOT at UM–Ann Arbor must take the placement test. Details are available online at

FRENCH 231 builds and expands upon the work done in FRENCH 101/102 or FRENCH 103. The primary goals of FRENCH 231 are to:

  • develop and refine your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills;
  • provide you with strategies that allow you to communicate and read more effectively;
  • help you review previously learned grammatical structures and acquire new structures and uses;
  • develop your awareness of French-speaking cultures around the world, via the exploration of a variety of Francophone cultural documents (including Internet resources, literary texts, and demographic information).

Classes meet four times per week. Since communicative skills are emphasized daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential. Homework consists of reading and writing assignments, written exercises, and computer-based laboratory work, both audio and video. There are comprehensive course-wide tests as well as a final examination.

FRENCH 231 - Second-Year French
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN 13-978-0-547-21872-4 Mais Oui + SAM w/Answer Key (UM) Houghton Mifflin CO 4th Edition
ISBN 978-0-934034036-1. English Grammar for Students of French. Olivia and Hill Press. 6th edition
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