FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Fall 2018, Section 001 - Sociopolitical and Multicultural Issues
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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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, among which 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 Historical Relations
    • Globalization and its Opponents
  4. French "Urban Unrest": A Sociocultural Gap
  5. Families: "Marriage for Everyone"- Same Sex Marriages and Parenthood
  6. Women: Rights and Inequalities(past and present)-Domestic Violence/Women Sexual Mutilation
  7. France’s Multicultural Society: Slavery - Colonization - Immigration -Islam of France
  8. “Fighting Hatreds” (Anti-Semitism, Racism, Terrorism)
  9. A Multicultural Poet-Rapper: MC Solaar (Poetic and Stylistic Study)
Material will be presented through audiovisual documents, readings and online tests.

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

Course Requirements:

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

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FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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