FRENCH 103 - Review of Elementary French
Section: 003
Term: WN 2013
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who are enrolled in or have completed FRENCH 100, 102, 113, or RCLANG 190.
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Students with any prior study of French must take the Placement Test. Only the placement score and not language coursework completed at a previous school will determine placement; RCLANG 150.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

FRENCH 103 is a course for students with some prior language study in French, and covers the same material presented in FRENCH 101 and 102. Entrance into the course is by recommendation of the placement exam or with the permission of the coordinator. (Information on the placement exam is available online at Because students placed in FRENCH 103 are already familiar with some of the material, the course moves at a rapid pace.
By the end of the course, students will have a good working vocabulary and strong listening comprehension skills; they should be able to express themselves in French (both in writing and orally) using most of the basic structural patterns in the language. Students will also have a general knowledge of some French-speaking cultures. Technology (multi-media, the web) will be used to aid in developing writing, reading, and listening skills as well as cultural competency.

Course Requirements:

Students will need to plan on spending at least 8 to 10 hours each week preparing for daily lessons. Tests and quizzes (with both aural and written components) will be administered to check students' assimilation of the material covered in class. There will be hourly exams, quizzes, a final exam, writing assignments, and speaking tests. Since active participation is essential to the development of strong communicative skills, regular attendance is required and participation will be included in the final grade.

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FRENCH 103 - Review of Elementary French
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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In bookstores, the UM custom edition of "En Avant" is packaged as a looseleaf text with the online access card required for the activities manual and e-textbook. All items are packaged together at a discount under the listed ISBN-13: 978-0077761561.
ISBN: 0934034370
English grammar for students of French : the study guide for those learning French, Author: Jacqueline Morton ; with the collaboration of Helene Neu., Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press 6th ed. 2009
ISBN: 9780077761561
En Avant! (UM custom package), Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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