FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Section: 003 Sociopolitical and Multicultural Issues
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
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; or FRENCH 250x AP credit. 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.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Through current events and their historical background, this course focuses on some concepts essential to French and Francophone Studies, including French slavery, colonialism, decolonization, migration, race relations, globalization, gender and sexuality. While stressing a communicative approach and the four skills, the content-components of this course will be presented simultaneously with a review and expansion of grammatical structures:

  1. What is the French Republic?
  2. The European Union (past and present)
  3. Transatlantic and Multilateral Relations:
    • Franco/American Relations
    • Globalization and its Opponents
  4. French "Urban Unrest": a Sociocultural Gap
  5. Families:
    • "Marriages for Everyone"
    • Same Sex Marriages and Parenthood
  6. Women:
    • Rights and Inequalities (past and present)
    • Domestic Violence and Women Sexual Mutilation
  7. France’s Multicultural Society:
    • Slavery
    • Colonization
    • Immigration
    • Islam of France
  8. "Fighting Hatreds" (Anti-Semitism, Racism, Terrorism)
  9. A Multicultural Francophone: Stromae

    Material will be presented through audiovisual documents, readings and online texts.

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

    Required Texts: French 235 Coursepack (by Yannick Viers) at Dollar Bill Copying

    French Grammar by Mary E. Coffman Crocker- Schaum's Outlines Series, McGraw-Hill.

FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Schedule Listing
003 (REC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (REC)
MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying (611 Church St:734-665-9200)
ISBN: 9780071546058
Schaum's outline of French grammar, Author: Mary E. Coffman Crocker., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 5th ed. 2008
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