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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in French

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Summer Half-Term Courses


FRENCH 102. Elementary French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See French 101. French 102 is the continuation of French 101. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. It is STRONGLY suggested that transfer students see H. Neu for advice regarding placement in the appropriate course.

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FRENCH 230. Intensive Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 231, or 232. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

French 230 is a combination of French 231 and 232. The goals of the course are to develop and refine listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; review grammatical structures and acquire new ones; and to develop an awareness of French-speaking cultures the world over. We will use literature, magazine articles, movies, videos and songs to explore the culture and literature of several Francophone countries.

Students should plan on attending periodic presentations which will be scheduled during the break between classes.

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FRENCH 231. Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 102 or 103; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students whose last French course was NOT at U of M Ann Arbor must take the placement test. 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 an awareness of French-speaking cultures the world over, and to discover both similarities and differences between the way French-speaking people live, think, and express themselves as compared to the way you live, think, and express yourselves;
  • utilize technology to help you in your study of French and to have greater access to Francophone cultural documents.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential. Homework consists of CD-ROM activities, writing exercises, and laboratory work, both audio and video. There are comprehensive course-wide tests as well as final examinations.

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FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In French 232, we will use literature, magazine articles, movies, videos and songs to explore the history of France and several other Francophone countries from the 1940's until the present. We will begin by studying life in France during the Second World War. Then, through some videos and the literature of several other Francophone cultures, we will examine the effects of colonization and decolonization on language use, culture and identity. The last part of the course will focus on the politics and social climate in modern French society. Throughout the course of the term, students will be expected to review and learn various grammatical elements and vocabulary in order to participate in classroom activities and discussions. Linguistically, we will focus on supporting opinions, making comparisons, hypothesizing, and composing more and more sophisticated sentences.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized, daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential and will be included in the final grade. There will be several short writing assignments, two compositions, two tests, and a final examination.

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FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 202.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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FRENCH 399. Independent Study.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235, and 2 courses numbered between French 250 and 299; permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Readings and topical studies relating to French-speaking cultures (in Europe, Africa, North America, and Indian Ocean) not addressed in other courses, as well as to aspects of French and Francophone culture that may require special treatment.

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Spring Half-Term Courses


FRENCH 100. Intensive Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed 101, 102, or 103. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to French language and culture with an emphasis on communication; the content-based approach integrates grammar with functional use. Students completing the course will be able to hold spontaneous conversations on everyday topics, understand the gist of one-way communications like those on radio and television, read for practical information, and write simple correspondence and compositions on familiar topics.

Elementary courses include a cultural component which is an integral part of the course. Students should plan on attending periodic presentations which will be scheduled during the break between classes.

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FRENCH 101. Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Students with any prior study of French must take the Placement Test. Credit is not granted for more than two courses from French 101, 102, and 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The sequence of French 101/102 presents the essential elements of French grammar, vocabulary, and culture which are needed in everyday life to understand French spoken at a moderate speed and to be understood by sympathetic native speakers. Vocabulary and structures are practiced in class primarily through communicative activities stressing listening and speaking. Authentic documents are used to develop reading skills and culture. Cultural awareness and listening skills are further developed through listening and video materials. Classes meet four hours per week in sections of 20-25 students. Daily homework assignments involve studying vocabulary and grammar, writing exercises or short compositions, and practice in listening comprehension. There are several quizzes and tests, as well as midterm and final examinations and speaking tests. Class participation is graded.

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FRENCH 102. Elementary French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See French 101. French 102 is the continuation of French 101. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. It is STRONGLY suggested that transfer students see H. Neu for advice regarding placement in the appropriate course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

FRENCH 231. Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 102 or 103; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students whose last French course was NOT at U of M Ann Arbor must take the placement test. 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 an awareness of French-speaking cultures the world over, and to discover both similarities and differences between the way French-speaking people live, think, and express themselves as compared to the way you live, think, and express yourselves;
  • utilize technology to help you in your study of French and to have greater access to Francophone cultural documents.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential. Homework consists of CD-ROM activities, writing exercises, and laboratory work, both audio and video. There are comprehensive course-wide tests as well as final examinations.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 102.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In French 232, we will use literature, magazine articles, movies, videos and songs to explore the history of France and several other Francophone countries from the 1940's until the present. We will begin by studying life in France during the Second World War. Then, through some videos and the literature of several other Francophone cultures, we will examine the effects of colonization and decolonization on language use, culture and identity. The last part of the course will focus on the politics and social climate in modern French society. Throughout the course of the term, students will be expected to review and learn various grammatical elements and vocabulary in order to participate in classroom activities and discussions. Linguistically, we will focus on supporting opinions, making comparisons, hypothesizing, and composing more and more sophisticated sentences.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized, daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential and will be included in the final grade. There will be several short writing assignments, two compositions, two tests, and a final examination.

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FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 103.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In French 232, we will use literature, magazine articles, movies, videos and songs to explore the history of France and several other Francophone countries from the 1940's until the present. We will begin by studying life in France during the Second World War. Then, through some videos and the literature of several other Francophone cultures, we will examine the effects of colonization and decolonization on language use, culture and identity. The last part of the course will focus on the politics and social climate in modern French society. Throughout the course of the term, students will be expected to review and learn various grammatical elements and vocabulary in order to participate in classroom activities and discussions. Linguistically, we will focus on supporting opinions, making comparisons, hypothesizing, and composing more and more sophisticated sentences.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized, daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential and will be included in the final grade. There will be several short writing assignments, two compositions, two tests, and a final examination.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

FRENCH 270. French and Francophone Literature and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 101 Travels in French Literature.

Instructor(s): Olivier Delers (odelers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on a number of travel narratives in French literature. We will explore a wide variety of texts, from medieval romances to eighteenth century philosophical tales, "fin-de-siècle" poetry and twentieth century ethnography. More than a chronological journey through the past centuries, we will try to find out how each text articulates its own "voyage."

Among others, we will look for answers to the following questions:

  • How do travel narratives help mediate the confrontation with the Other, or with a new civilization? What types of descriptions do those narratives favor?
  • How do travel narratives and tourist accounts compare and differ?
  • Does ultra-realism do away with the ideological biases of narrative descriptions?
  • How do travels change the individual? Do geographic distances matter more than spiritual discoveries?
  • Can travel narratives be used as metaphors to reflect upon the political organization of our societies?
  • Isn't the ultimate travel the capacity to travel with words?

A coursepack will include extracts from:

  • Chretien de Troyes Le Conte du Graal
  • Montaigne Les Essais ("Des Cannibales")
  • Rousseau L'Emile
  • G. Sand Un Hiver a Majorque
  • Maupassant Au soleil
  • Baudelaire Les Fleurs du Mal
  • Rimbaud Selected poems
  • B. Cendrars Selected Poems
  • M. Leiris Voyage en Chine

We will also read:

  • Voltaire Candide
  • Diderot Supplement au Voyage de Bougainville
  • Chateaubriand Rene

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FRENCH 350. Special Topics in French and Francophone Studies.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 101 Voyage & Travel Narratives in 20th-Century French and Francophone Literature

Instructor(s): Alina Clej (aclej@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235, and 2 courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Travel narratives whether by amateur travellers or professional ones offer some of the best insights into cultural communication and misunderstanding. In this course we will examine a number of 20th-century French and Francophone narratives that describe encounters between "metropolitan" French, and their colonial "others." These encounters reveal as much about Western ways of thinking, as they do about individual attitudes. The readings will consist of short pieces, excerpts from longer travel narratives, and journal articles by 20th-century writers such as, Artaud, Leiris, Levi-Strauss, Segalen, Gide, Duras, Oyono, Le Clezio, and Maryse Conde. Readings will be supplemented with visual materials (film and photography) representing ethnographic encounters, and exotic or orientalist romances. Evaluation will be based on class participation and discussion, and two short papers.

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FRENCH 380. Intermediate Business French.

Other Language Courses

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Rachael Criso (rcriso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235 and one additional course numbered 250 and above. A maximum of six credits of French 380, 414, and Business Administration 415 may be counted toward a degree. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to familiarize students not only with the language of business transactions in France, but also the differences associated with cultural aspects of doing business in a French-speaking country. We will study both written and spoken commercial French. Themes covered during the class will include various aspects of the business world such as: banking, advertising, claims and disputes regarding products, organization and hierarchy of the enterprise, applying for a job in France, and what to expect if you get one. Writing exercises will concentrate on commercial correspondence and will stress the formal nature of written business French.

We will use some cultural videos to study differences between the U.S. and France in a business setting. The textbooks will be Parlons Affaires and Le français commercial . There will be also be a course pack available at the book stores.

Attendance is mandatory. No auditors. Maximum enrollment is 25.

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FRENCH 399. Independent Study.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235, and 2 courses numbered between French 250 and 299; permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Readings and topical studies relating to French-speaking cultures (in Europe, Africa, North America, and Indian Ocean) not addressed in other courses, as well as to aspects of French and Francophone culture that may require special treatment.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

Spring/Summer Term Courses


FRENCH 399. Independent Study.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 235, and 2 courses numbered between French 250 and 299; permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Readings and topical studies relating to French-speaking cultures (in Europe, Africa, North America, and Indian Ocean) not addressed in other courses, as well as to aspects of French and Francophone culture that may require special treatment.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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