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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in French

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Spring Half-Term Courses

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Changes to Registration Procedures for Elementary Language Courses*

All students should be advised of the following changes in the Department of Romance Languages that may affect how they enroll in courses for Winter 2003.

  1. No waitlists. We have removed waitlists from all Romance Languages courses, which means that spaces may become available in all classes throughout the pre-registration process. If a particular section of a course is full, you should continue to monitor Wolverine Access because spaces may become available.
  2. Contact the office for further assistance. If all sections of a course are full, please stop by 4108 MLB or e-mail rll.permissions@umich.edu with your class schedule and the course you need to enroll in.

* Elementary language courses include: FRENCH 100, FRENCH 101, FRENCH 102, FRENCH 230, FRENCH 231, FRENCH 232, ITALIAN 100, ITALIAN 101, ITALIAN 102, ITALIAN 230, ITALIAN 231, ITALIAN 232, SPANISH 100, SPANISH 101, SPANISH 102, SPANISH 230, SPANISH 231, SPANISH 232, SPANISH 275 and SPANISH 276.


FRENCH 100. Intensive Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed FRENCH 101, 102, or 103. (8). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/french/100/101.nsf

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.

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

FRENCH 101. Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 231. Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

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 FRENCH 112 or 230. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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: No Data Given.

FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 112 or 230. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Women and Letters

Instructor(s): Melinda Waterhouse (melinw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 235. (3). (HU). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the literary genre most frequently associated with women: the epistolary form or the letter. By comparing and contrasting letters in both authentic and fictional correspondences of women from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, students will learn to identify the major themes of episolary expression for women and will come to understand the uniqueness of the letter for female self-expression. For example, women have explored their roles as mother, wife, lover, outsider and professional in letters which, thanks to the distinctive elements of the epistolary form, facilitate self-awareness as a woman and bonds with other women that are not as successfully fostered by other literary forms. Works to be studied, either in their entirety or in excerpts, include: Sévingé, Correspondance; Guilleragues, Lettres portugaises; Charrière, Lettres de Mistriss Henley, Graffigny, Lettres d'une Peruvian; Staël, Correspondance générale and Delphine; Collete, La Vagabonde; and Bâ, Une si longue lettre.

In addition to providing an introduction to the epistolary expression of women, this course will help students develop reading, writing and speaking skills for literature in French. A weekly journal, two short papers (3-5 pages), an oral presentation, a final paper (5-7 pages), and daily class participation will be required and will provide the basis for grading.

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FRENCH 380. Intermediate Business French.

Other Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 235 and one additional FRENCH course numbered 250 and above. A maximum of six credits of FRENCH 380, 414, and BA 415 may be counted toward a degree. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Having attained a solid base in comprehension and communication strategies in French, students will have the opportunity to enhance their linguistic skills while learning about one of the most dynamic aspects of French culture: the Francophone Business world.

Class participants will be exposed to the differences between business situations in France and those in the U.S.; and they will learn to function comfortably within the cultural and linguistic register of the Francophone business domain.

We will study the basic elements of French and Francophone commerce, industry, and international trade, as well as the more practical skills of telephone conversations, letter writing, interview techniques, and general cultural interface in a business setting.

Typical examples of French companies will be studied and presented by students, using the Internet as their research source for the most up-to-date information. Videos, television excerpts, and newspaper articles will complement our text Carte de Visite, which itself includes video, audio, and supplementary conversation materials. We will use the grammar explanation and exercise books Grammaire by Hachette to continue improving linguistic skills.

Grades will be determined by writing assignments, class presentations, Midterm, Final, grammar work, and class participation.

This course will be conducted entirely in French.

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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 credit for a maximum of 6 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 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 credit for a maximum of 6 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 Department


Summer Half-Term Courses

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Changes to Registration Procedures for Elementary Language Courses*

All students should be advised of the following changes in the Department of Romance Languages that may affect how they enroll in courses for Winter 2003.

  1. No waitlists. We have removed waitlists from all Romance Languages courses, which means that spaces may become available in all classes throughout the pre-registration process. If a particular section of a course is full, you should continue to monitor Wolverine Access because spaces may become available.
  2. Contact the office for further assistance. If all sections of a course are full, please stop by 4108 MLB or e-mail rll.permissions@umich.edu with your class schedule and the course you need to enroll in.

* Elementary language courses include: FRENCH 100, FRENCH 101, FRENCH 102, FRENCH 230, FRENCH 231, FRENCH 232, ITALIAN 100, ITALIAN 101, ITALIAN 102, ITALIAN 230, ITALIAN 231, ITALIAN 232, SPANISH 100, SPANISH 101, SPANISH 102, SPANISH 230, SPANISH 231, SPANISH 232, SPANISH 275 and SPANISH 276.


FRENCH 102. Elementary French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 230. Intensive Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 112, 231, or 232. (8). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

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

FRENCH 231. Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

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 FRENCH 112 or 230. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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: No Data Given.

FRENCH 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FRENCH 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in FRENCH 112 or 230. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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 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 credit for a maximum of 6 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 Department


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