FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Sociopolitical and Multicultural Issues
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
rll.undergrad@umich.edu
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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:


Possible topics to be covered:

  • What is the French Republic?
  • The European Union (past and present)
  • Transatlantic and Multilateral Relations: a. Franco-American Historical Relations b. Globolization and its Opponents
  • Families and Sexual Identities: "Marriage for Evryone"-Same Sex Marriages and Parenthood-Gender Identities-Homophobia, Transphobia
  • Women: Rights and Inequalities (past and present)-Domestic Violence// Women Sexual Mutulation
  • France’s Multicultural Society-Slavery-Colonization-Immigration-Islam of France
  • A Multicultural "Francophone" : Stromae, Stylistic and multicultural analysis of his songs


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

    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%), five written exercises (20%), and class participation (20%).

    Class Format:

    For Fall 2021: On some class days, we will engage in full-class discussions about the course content in an in-person format; on other days, we will take part in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

  • Schedule

    FRENCH 235 - Advanced Practice in French
    Schedule Listing
    001 (REC)
      Hybrid
    26196
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    MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    Note: For Fall 2021: On some class days, we will engage in full-class discussions about the course content in an in-person format; on other days, we will take part in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.
    003 (REC)
      Hybrid
    16378
    Open
    2
     
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    MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Note: For Fall 2021: On some class days, we will engage in full-class discussions about the course content in an in-person format; on other days, we will take part in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.
    005 (REC)
      Hybrid
    23527
    Open
    1
     
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    MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.
    007 (REC)
      Hybrid
    17859
    Open
    2
     
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    MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    Note: For Fall 2021: On some class days, we will engage in full-class discussions about the course content in an in-person format; on other days, we will take part in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

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