FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued
Section: 201
Term: SU 2012
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.
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed FRENCH 112 or 230 or RCLANG 290 or 310.
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 231 with a grade of C- or higher; RCLANG 250; assignment by placement test.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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.

REMINDER: All students who have not taken any French language courses at U-M should take the placement exam before registering for a course.

Course Requirements:

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, one composition, two tests, and a final examination.

Class Format:

Classes meet four times per week.

FRENCH 232 - Second-Year French, Continued
Schedule Listing
201 (REC)
TuWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

The listed "Reprise" textbook is a single softcover book that contains the textbook, workbook, and answer key all together.
ISBN: 9780073535418
Reprise : a French grammar review worktext, Author: David M. Stillman, Ronni L. Gordon., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2nd ed. 2007
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
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