The Department of French and Italian

Heather G. Pelletier


Assistant Professor of InstructionPhD, Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Undergraduate French Faculty Advisor, French Studies
Heather G. Pelletier

Contact

Interests


20th Century French literature; French language and civilization

Courses


FR 322E • Advanced French II

36270 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 304

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 322E • Advanced French II

36275 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.208

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 349P • French Internship

36310 • Spring 2022
Meets M 1:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.122
II

In the Department of French & Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, we value immersive language experiences.  To that end, we encourage our students to participate in study abroad internship programs such as IFE or IAU.  For students who are unable to spend a semester abroad, we offer FR 349P, an internship course that places students in French-speaking companies or organizations based in Austin.  Through this internship, you can establish professional connections, develop or enhance transferable job skills, practice your French, and earn course credit.  This program is open to all Liberal Arts majors who have met the prerequisite of FR 322E, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and consent of the department. 

There are two components to FR 349P: 

  • Student interns work for a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 weeks at their internship site. You can select a site from our list of partners or select your own.  Please check our requirements for an internship site.  Contact Dr. Heather Pelletier (hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu) for instructions on the application process.
  • Students will enroll in FR 349P, a three-hour weekly seminar led by a faculty member in the Department of French & Italian. The course provides an academic framework, career research, and an opportunity for personal and professional reflective thought.  Lecture topics will include résumé-building, professional networking, interculturality, workplace ethics, business etiquette, multilingual careers.  Guest speakers, films, and readings will enrich the FR 349P experience.  Students will write reflective papers about their personal and professional goals as well as their internship experience.  Prerequisite: FR 322E, a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and consent of the department.

Assignments and grades

Journal entries (X 8) 30%:  Students will write a series of one-page papers in French on topics related to the workforce, the industry of their internship, their personal experience with their internship, and culture.

Big Interview (x1)  10%:  Students will video record responses to interview questions using the Big Interview platform.

CV and Career Services consultation (X 1):  10%  Students will submit a current cv reflecting their education, work, and internship experience after consulting with a COLA Career Services staff member who has reviewed their cv.

Capstone paper (X1) 40%:  Students will write a ten-page paper that contains both industry research on the company where they interned and reflective prose on their internship experience and professional goals.

Capstone presentation (X1) 10:  Students will present a summarized version of their capstone paper to their internship class and will respond to questions from both classmates and the instructor.

 

Potential local internship sites:

Refugee Services of Texas

Magellan International School

Texas International Education Consortium

Austin International School

Alhambra US Chamber

Texas Global (at UT)

French Legation 

Immigration law firms

The European American Chamber of Commerce

 

Virtual internship sites:

USAID

UN

State Department

Peace Corps

FBI/CIA other intelligence agencies

Duolingo

 

Allow us to help you tailor your experience to your goals and interests; email Dr. Heather Pelletier to start your Spring 2022 placement today! You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

37200 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM HRH 2.112
Wr

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

37205 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM HRH 2.112
Wr

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills-Wb

36830 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills-Wb

36835 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 325C • Crisis And Conflict-Wb

36885 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

FR 325C :  Crisis and Conflict

 

FR 325C, “Crisis and Conflict,” focuses on historical and social conflicts as manifested in literary texts.  Themes deal specifically with moments of crisis (involving gender, class, religious and national identity) in French or francophone history.  Instruction will emphasize strategies of reading and interpreting texts. In this particular course section, we will explore the ways in which wealth and/or greed have created political, social, or personal conflict at various points in French history. We will study an assortment of texts and genres from the Middle Ages to the present.

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze and explain the interaction between different cultural and historical crises and conflicts and the texts studied.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate comprehension of main ideas in a variety of literary genres, even when something unexpected is expressed (interpretive reading, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale:  https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).
  3. Students will be able to respond critically to the studied texts in various time-frames (presentational writing, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).

 

Required texts to purchase:

Annie Ernaux, La Place :  ISBN 978-2070377220 (https://www.amazon.fr/Place-Annie-Ernaux/dp/2070377229/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539185783&sr=1-1&keywords=Annie+Ernaux+La+Place)

 

Maupassant, Contes et Nouvelles: ISBN  978-2218954368 (https://www.amazon.fr/Contes-nouvelles-Maupassant-Guy/dp/2218954362/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539185027&sr=8-1&keywords=maupassant+contes+et+nouvelles)

 

Molière, Le Tartuffe :  ISBN 978-2035859174 (https://www.amazon.fr/Tartuffe-Jean-Baptiste-Moli%C3%A8re-Poquelin-dit/dp/2035859174/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539185440&sr=1-1&keywords=Tartuffe)

 

Sartre, Huis Clos : 978-2070368075 (https://www.amazon.fr/Huis-suivi-mouches-Jean-Paul-Sartre/dp/2070368076/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542211831&sr=1-1&keywords=huis+clos)

 

 

 

 

Core Curriculum:

This course is designated as a Global Cultures flag: The purpose of the Global Cultures flag is for students to gain greater familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. To that end, courses carrying the Global Cultures flag ask students to explore the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present, with the goal of encouraging students to reflect on their own cultural experiences within a global context. (As stated by the Center for the Core Curriculum at UT Austin).

 

Course syllabus and website:

The course syllabus will be posted on Canvas (canvas.utexas.edu).  Grades, instructions for assignments, and additional course documents will also be posted on Canvas. 

FR 320E • Advanced French I-Wb

35660 • Fall 2020
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
Wr

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I-Wb

35665 • Fall 2020
Meets MF 1:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
Wr

Instructor : Dr. Heather Pelletier
Office hours: HRH 3.110C or Zoom MWF 2-2:50 or by appointment

Email : hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu

 

Cours préalable :  FR317 (au moins une note de « C ») If you received a C- in FR317, you do NOT meet the prerequisite for this course.

 

Compétences à démontrer :  Après avoir terminé ce cours, l’étudiant doit être capable d’…

  • Ecrire une dissertation dialectique (introduction, une thèse, une antithèse, et une synthèse, conclusion).
  • Exprimer à l’orale et à l’écrit des faits, des idées, et des opinions sur des thèmes tels que l’amitié, la technologie, la parité entre les sexes, le bien collectif, et la liberté individuelle.
  • Faire preuve d’une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée (intermediate-high) en français.

*This course carries the Writing Flag.  For more information on learning outcomes for this Flag, visit this website:  https://ugs.utexas.edu/flags/students/about/writing

 L’objectif du cours et les travaux requis : Ce cours de langue avancée a pour but principal d’améliorer vos compétences linguistiques en français (i.e., la compréhension auditive, l’expression orale, la lecture, et l’expression écrite) ainsi que votre connaissance de la grammaire et du lexique. Dans ce cours, vous aurez l’occasion de discuter des controverses sociales dans le monde francophone et aux Etats-Unis (e.g, le concept de l’amitié et l’effet des réseaux sociaux dans notre société, la parité entre les sexes, la liberté personnelle et le bien collectif, le système éducatif, etc.). A l’aide des textes contemporains, vous apprendrez à mieux communiquer vos pensées en français en comparant la culture française avec la nôtre.

 

Durant ce semestre, puisque notre cours sera effectué en ligne, il faut passer tous les examens et interrogations en ligne avant la date/heure limite précisée sur le programme. Présence en cours et participation active sont absolument essentielles si vous comptez réussir dans ce cours.  Il y aura des devoirs quotidiens (dictées, lectures, exercices de grammaire, devoirs écrits) à préparer avant la classe ; en cas d’absence, prière de faire remettre vos devoirs en avance.  Il y aura des interrogations fréquentes et 3 examens écrits.  En plus, il y aura 3 rédactions à écrire.  Aucun travail en retard ne sera accepté ; prière de me contacter le plus tôt possible si vous avez des difficultés ou empêchements sérieux.  Seuls les travaux faits avant la date limite seront notés.  Les examens oraux seront des débats avec d’autres collègues du cours.  Si vous et votre partenaire manquez de rendre votre vidéo d’un examen oral avant la date limite, vous recevrez une note de zéro pour l’examen oral.  La dissertation finale sera au sujet d’un thème controversé du film « Rue Cases-nègres » qui exigera une réflexion approfondie et un travail écrit soigné.

 Manuels, sites pédagogiques et logiciels (obligatoires)

  • Oukada, Larbi et al. 2012. Controverses, Troisième édition. Boston : Cengage. (text and workbook)
  • Canvas—FR320E course website utexas.edu

 Manuels (facultatifs/suggérés)

Katz, 2013.  Contextualized French Grammar.  Cengage.

 Notation : Grades in this class are earned, not “given”.  Please keep this in mind when setting personal goals in this course. Your grades will be posted throughout the semester on Canvas. You should monitor your progress throughout the semester and confer with me if you wish to improve the quality of your work.

Examens écrits  (3)                                                        =30%

Examens oraux (3)                                                        =15%

Dissertation finale  (1)                                                   =10%  

Rédactions (3)                                                               =25%

Interros                                                                        =10%

Devoirs                                                                         =10%

                                                                                    100%

Grades:

93-100  A         83-86    B          73-76    C          63-66    D

90-92    A-        80-82    B-        70-72    C-        60-62    D-

87-89    B+        77-79    C+        67-69    D+       0-59     F

FR 342C • French For Business-Wb

35700 • Fall 2020
Meets MF 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

FR 342C  French for Business

automne 2020  MF 10h00-11h00 sur Zoom

Professeur:  Dr. Heather Pelletier

Heures de permanence:  W 10-11, MF 2-3, ou sur rendez-vous

Bureau :  HRH 3.110C ou Zoom

 

Cours préalable :  FR 322 E ou l’équivalent (avec au moins une note de « C »)

 

Description du cours

L’objectif de ce cours est de donner aux étudiants de niveau avancé dans les options « French-Business » des outils pour les aider tout au long de leur parcours universitaire et professionnel à communiquer dans un contexte scientifique ou professionnel.  Pour ce faire, l’étudiant entreprendra une variété de tâches orales (entretien d’embauche, négociation et résolution d’un problème, faire un pitch pour une start-up, réunion interculturelle) et devoirs et tâches écrites (rédaction de lettres, traduction, lecture et résumé de documents authentiques, prospectus sur une start-up, courriel professionnel).  Les étudiants seront encouragés à concevoir des projets liés à leur filière de spécialisation (affaires, économie, médecine, beaux-arts, etc.).  Des sources complémentaires sont mises à la disposition des étudiants afin d’approfondir leurs connaissances du français technique/français des affaires.  On apprendra aussi des différences professionnelles d’ordre culturel entre plusieurs pays francophones.

 

Objectifs du cours

Après avoir terminé ce cours, on sera capable de :

  • Se servir d’un français opérationnel selon sa propre spécialisation dans un contexte professionnel.
  • Expliquer et commenter différents types de textes que l’on peut trouver dans un contexte professionnel ou scientifique.
  • Parler de nombreux enjeux économiques, politiques, et éthiques qui existent dans le monde des affaires/le monde scientifique.
  • Rédiger des documents professionnels tels que des c.v., des courriels, et des lettres de motivation.
  • Démontrer une compréhension des différences professionnelles d’ordre culturel entre plusieurs pays francophones.

*Ce cours est éligible pour le Global Cultures Flag.  Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur les objectifs du Global Cultures Flag, visitez :  https://ugs.utexas.edu/flags/students/about/global-cultures

Texte obligatoire

Parlons affaires !  (Berg & McCoy), 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning

Magazines et journaux sur internet

Les Echos.  Quotidien :  actualité économique et financière.  https://www.lesechos.fr/

Le Figaro.  Quotidien.  https://www.lefigaro.fr/

France Amérique.  Bimensuel.  https://france-amerique.com/en/

Le Monde.  Quotidien.  https://www.lemonde.fr/

Le Point.  Hebdomadaire. https://www.lepoint.fr/

La Tribune.  Quotidien :  actualité économique et financière.  https://www.latribune.fr/

 

Répartition des notes

Devoirs:  20%

Examens (2):  15%

Tâches orales (4):  25%

Tâches écrites (4): 25%

Portfolio final :  15%

 

Devoirs :  Cette note sera basée sur les exercices et activités du manuel.

 

Examens :  Ces deux examens seront basés sur le vocabulaire et thèmes présentés dans les chapitres du manuel.

Tâches orales :  Cette note sera basée sur quatre activités orales par lesquelles on s’exprime dans différents contextes professionnels.

Tâches écrites :  Cette note sera basée sur quatre activités écrites de différents genres (c.v., lettre, prospectus, courriel)

Portfolio professionnel :  Le portfolio final comprendra le c.v. et lettre de motivation de l’étudiant, un cas d’étude d’une entreprise du choix de l’étudiant, et une vidéo dans laquelle l’étudiant se présente comme candidat professionnel pour un poste qu’il viserait à obtenir au sein d’une entreprise francophone.

 

Participation :   La participation active en classe est un élément essentiel du cours.  Puisque ce cours s’effectue en ligne ce semestre, l’activité orale sur Zoom le lundi et le vendredi sera aussi importante que la participation écrite et orale par les devoirs sur Canvas.  Veuillez noter qu’après trois absences (non-sanctionnées) sur Zoom la note finale baissera par 2% pour chaque absence supplémentaire (à ne pas dépasser une réduction de 10%).  Notez bien que toutes les activités notées doivent être rendues sur Canvas avant la date/heure limite.  Les travaux tardifs ne seront pas acceptés.  Prière de me contacter si vous avez des difficultés ou empêchements qui affectent votre participation et travail dans ce cours

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36230 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36240 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM GAR 2.128

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36265 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.122
Wr

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites 

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, 317C or the equivalent with a grade of at least C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35755 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BEN 1.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35760 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.108

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 325C • Crisis And Conflict

35800 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112
GC

This course focuses on historical and social conflicts as manifested in literary texts. Themes deal specifically with moments of crisis (involving gender, class, religious and national identity) in French or francophone history.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36340 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36345 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.102

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 325C • Crisis And Conflict

36395 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.106
GC

FR 325C, “Crisis and Conflict,” focuses on historical and social conflicts as manifested in literary texts.  Themes deal specifically with moments of crisis (involving gender, class, religious and national identity) in French or francophone history.  Instruction will emphasize strategies of reading and interpreting texts. In this particular course section, we will explore the ways in which wealth and/or greed have created political, social, or personal conflict at various points in French history. We will study a variety of texts and genres from the Middle Ages to the present.

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze and explain the interaction between different cultural and historical crises and conflicts and the texts studied.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate comprehension of main ideas in a variety of literary genres, even when something unexpected is expressed (interpretive reading, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale:  https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).
  3. Students will be able to respond critically to the studied texts in various time-frames (presentational writing, Advanced-Low on the ACTFL proficiency scale: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements_2015.pdf).

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36505 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ B0.302

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36510 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.122

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 328C • French Through Film

36545 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 303
GC

FR 328C, “French Through Film,” is an upper-division French course designed to allow practice and refinement of French skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) through the context of French-language films.  Film provides a rich opportunity for enhancing language proficiency by presenting cultural topics and issues through an artistic and visual medium that is both engaging and produced in the target language.  We will explore questions and themes arising from the films while also acquiring new vocabulary and reviewing grammatical structures needed for discussions.  Students will write short papers and participate in a variety of oral presentations such as skits, dialogues, and interviews.  Students must have completed FR 320E or have equivalent credit to enroll.

Required textbooks:  Bissière, Michèle.  Séquences, third edition.  ISBN:  978-1-305-10563-8; Séquences Student Activities Manuel, third edition.  ISBN:  978-1-305-10564-5

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36250 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.102

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36255 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.122

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 322E • Advanced French II

36260 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.122

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36710 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CLA 0.106

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36715 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 103

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 340P • Making And Identity Of France

36775 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 303
GC

Core Curriculum:

This course is designated as a Global Cultures flagThe purpose of the Global Cultures flag is for students to gain greater familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. To that end, courses carrying the Global Cultures flag ask students to explore the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present, with the goal of encouraging students to reflect on their own cultural experiences within a global context. (As stated by the Center for the Core Curriculum at UT Austin).

 

Course Description

This course will present a general overview of the political and cultural history of France from its inception to contemporary France.  Topics will include “seven important historical events,” “signs, symbols, and myths,” “linguistic, regional, social, and ethnic identities,” “the social model,” “contemporary politics,” “France and international relations.”  How do the French see themselves?  And how do other nations see the French?

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • critically analyze cultural and identity constructs related to France.
  • demonstrate a proficiency level of B2 in writing (Independent User) on the CEFR scale.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages (Links to an external site.)).  For more information on the CEFR, consult this manual:  http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/126011-using-cefr-principles-of-good-practice.pdf (Links to an external site.)

 

Required Text:

Heather Willis Allen &  Sébastien Dubreil.  Alliages culturels:  La société française en transformation.  Cengage, 2014.  (ISBN 978-133-30996-3).  This book is available at the University Coop.  A number of purchase/rental options of this book are also available at www.cengagebrain.com (Links to an external site.).  

Additional readings (usually news articles) will be assigned for each chapter.  The syllabus will indicate days on which you need to complete additional readings.  A pdf of the reading will be uploaded to "Files" and titled by due date.  I will wait until the weekend before the assignments are due to post assigned articles because they need to be current; therefore, I will choose readings based on what is happening in the world at the time of the assigned readings.

 

We will also discuss three films in this course.  All films are available for rental or purchase on Amazon Instant Play, and you may also rent/purchase them elsewhere.  It is your responsibility to obtain and watch these films prior to the class sessions during which we will discuss them.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36715 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 306

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36720 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.122

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 322E • Advanced French II

36735 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.122

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36545 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 103

FR317C

Enhancing French Skills is an advanced intermediate course that continues the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, cultural readings, interviews, videos, and websites.  This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for French 320E and 324L.  Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C (not a C-).

 

Required materials (go to Canvas for information on how to purchase):

  • Textbook: Roesch et Rolle-Harold. La France au quotidien4th ed. Presses universitaires de Grenoble: 2012
  • Textbook:  Katz.  Contextualized French Grammar. Cengage: 2013
  • Course packet (in-class activity manual) available to print for free from course website, chapter by chapter or to purchase at UTCopy in GSB
  • Course Website : Enhancing French Skills : http://sites.la.utexas.edu/enhancing-french-skills/

  Grading

Assignments and evaluations (35% overall)

  • Tex assignments
  • Oral assessments
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes

 

5%

5%

10%

15%

Exams 1-4 (10% each)

 40%

Oral Exam

            10%

Final Exam

15%

TOTAL

100%

 

 

The Lower-Division Grading Scale for French is the following:

 

97-93   A   

92-90   A-   

  

89-87   B+   

86-83   B   

82-80   B-   

 

  79-77   C+   

  76-73   C   

  72-70   C-   

 

  69-67   D+   

  66-63   D   

  62-60   D-   

 Less than 60   F  

 

 

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

36550 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.108

FR317C

Enhancing French Skills is an advanced intermediate course that continues the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, cultural readings, interviews, videos, and websites.  This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for French 320E and 324L.  Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C (not a C-).

 

Required materials (go to Canvas for information on how to purchase):

  • Textbook: Roesch et Rolle-Harold. La France au quotidien4th ed. Presses universitaires de Grenoble: 2012
  • Textbook:  Katz.  Contextualized French Grammar. Cengage: 2013
  • Course packet (in-class activity manual) available to print for free from course website, chapter by chapter or to purchase at UTCopy in GSB
  • Course Website : Enhancing French Skills : http://sites.la.utexas.edu/enhancing-french-skills/

  Grading

Assignments and evaluations (35% overall)

  • Tex assignments
  • Oral assessments
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes

 

5%

5%

10%

15%

Exams 1-4 (10% each)

 40%

Oral Exam

            10%

Final Exam

15%

TOTAL

100%

 

 

The Lower-Division Grading Scale for French is the following:

 

97-93   A   

92-90   A-   

  

89-87   B+   

86-83   B   

82-80   B-   

 

  79-77   C+   

  76-73   C   

  72-70   C-   

 

  69-67   D+   

  66-63   D   

  62-60   D-   

 Less than 60   F  

 

 

FR 340P • Making And Identity Of France

36615 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.108
GC

FR 340P  The Making and Identity of France (unique # 36615)

MWF 11am-12pm   BEN 1.108

 

Dr. Heather G. Pelletier

hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu

Office:  3.110C HRH;  Office hours:  MWF 1-1:50 and by appt.

 

 

Core Curriculum:

This course is designated as a Global Cultures flag: The purpose of the Global Cultures flag is for students to gain greater familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. To that end, courses carrying the Global Cultures flag ask students to explore the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present, with the goal of encouraging students to reflect on their own cultural experiences within a global context. (As stated by the Center for the Core Curriculum at UT Austin).

 

Course Description

This course will present a general overview of the political and cultural history of France from its inception to contemporary France.  Topics will include “seven important historical events,” “signs, symbols, and myths,” “linguistic, regional, social, and ethnic identities,” “the social model,” “contemporary politics,” “France and international relations.”  How do the French see themselves?  And how do other nations see the French?

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1)    critically analyze cultural and identity constructs related to France.

2)    demonstrate a proficiency level of B2 in writing (Independent User) on the CEFR scale.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages).  For more information on the CEFR, consult this manual:  http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/126011-using-cefr-principles-of-good-practice.pdf

 

Required Text:

Heather Willis Allen &  Sébastien Dubreil.  Alliages culturels:  La société française en transformation.  Cengage, 2014.  (ISBN 978-133-30996-3).  This book is available at the University Coop.  A number of purchase/rental options of this book are also available at www.cengagebrain.com.  You will need an access key to access the Premium Website for this textbook, and many assignments require use of this website.  If you purchase a used textbook, the access key on your book will be expired, and you will have to purchase an access key at www.cengagebrain.com.  Enter the ISBN for the textbook, and select the tab “Related Products.”

 

Additional readings (usually news articles) will be assigned for each chapter.  The syllabus will indicate days on which you need to complete additional readings.  Links to the readings will be available on Canvas under “Assignments” (click on the assignment to read instructions in the text box).  I will wait until the weekend before the assignments are due to post assigned articles because they need to be current; therefore, I will choose readings based on what is happening in the world at the time of the assigned readings.

 

We will also discuss three films in this course.  All films are available for rental or purchase on Amazon Instant Play, and you may also rent/purchase them elsewhere.  It is your responsibility to obtain and watch these films prior to the class sessions during which we will discuss them.

 

 

Course syllabus and website:

The course syllabus will be posted on Canvas (canvas.utexas.edu).  Grades, instructions for assignments, and additional course documents will also be posted on Canvas.  Videos and Image Analysis materials are on the Premium Website that accompanies the textbook (www.cengagebrain.com).

 

Assessment and Evaluation:

 

Homework quizzes (15%):    Unannounced homework quizzes will be given frequently to verify that students have completed assigned readings and other work.  Make-up homework quizzes will not be permitted, but the lowest homework quiz will be dropped at the end of the semester.

 

Activités de synthèse/Image analysis (30%):  Short written assignments assigned throughout the semester to verify that students can critically analyze and respond to chapter content. 

 

Exams (40%):  3 in-class written exams.  These tests will stress cultural knowledge and vocabulary.  Make-up tests will not be allowed unless an official document is presented:  1) an official university excuse, 2) a medical excuse, 3) proof of an unavoidable emergency.  The professor reserves the right to determine whether or not an event constitutes an unavoidable emergency.

 

Final project (15 %):   A final paper showing how a major historical event discussed in this course has significantly influenced contemporary French society and how it may impact French society in the future based on current trends and events.

 

Late work and Make-ups:  No late-work or make-ups will be authorized for this course unless an official document is presented (see “exams.”)  Homework quizzes may not be made up under any circumstances.

 

Instructions for graded assignments:  Specific instructions on how to prepare graded assignments such as the Image Analysis will be posted on Canvas under “Assignments.”  When you click on an assignment, you will see instructions posted in a text box.

 

Grades:

93-100 A         83-86   B         73-76   C         63-66   D

90-92   A-        80-82   B-        70-72   C-        60-62   D-

87-89   B+       77-79   C+       67-69   D+       0-59     F

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35860 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.102

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35865 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.102

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 340P • Making And Identity Of France

35935 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.102
GC

Core Curriculum:

This course is designated as a Global Cultures flag: The purpose of the Global Cultures flag is for students to gain greater familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. To that end, courses carrying the Global Cultures flag ask students to explore the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present, with the goal of encouraging students to reflect on their own cultural experiences within a global context. (As stated by the Center for the Core Curriculum at UT Austin).

 

Course Description

This course will present a general overview of the political and cultural history of France from its inception to contemporary France.  Topics will include “seven important historical events,” “signs, symbols, and myths,” “linguistic, regional, social, and ethnic identities,” “the social model,” “contemporary politics,” “France and international relations.”  How do the French see themselves?  And how do other nations see the French?

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1)     critically analyze cultural and identity constructs related to France.

2)     demonstrate an intermediate-advanced level of written and oral proficiency in French according to ACTFL guidelines. (http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/french)

Required Text:

Heather Willis Allen &  Sébastien Dubreil.  Alliages culturels:  La société française en transformation.  Cengage, 2014.  (ISBN 978-133-30996-3).  

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35735 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35745 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.108

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

35800 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.108
GC

FLAGS:   GC

Description du cours Lecture et analyse de la littérature française du Moyen âge jusqu’à la Révolution française. On étudiera des œuvres importantes de plusieurs écrivains, poètes, dramaturges, et philosophes.

 

Compétences à acquérir :

1. Démontrer une compréhension des tendances littéraires, historiques, et culturelles de l’histoire de France du Moyen âge jusqu’au milieu du XVIIIe siècle.

2. Montrer les liens entre un texte et son époque en le situant dans son contexte historique et culturel.

3. Identifier l’auteur d’un texte par son style et son fond.

4. Démontrer une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée en français.

 

Textes obligatoires:

  • Charpentier, Véronique.  La Critique de la société au siècle des Lumières.  (Ed :  HATIER) ISBN 2218743388
  • De Troyes, Chrétien.  Le Chevalier au Lion.  (Ed :CLASSIQUES HATIER)  ISBN :  2218747154
  • Potelet.  Le Roman de Renart. (Ed : CLASSIQUES HATIER) ISBN: 9782218739200
  • Molière.  Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.   (Ed :  FLAMMARION) ISBN: 2081296152
  • Marivaux.  Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard.  (Ed :  Larousse) ISBN: 9782035859150
  • Rousseau.  Emile:  Traité de l’éducation. (Ed :  Larousse)  ISBN : 2035844568

FR F317C • Enhancing French Skills

83175 • Summer 2015
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM MEZ 2.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35960 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.122

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

35965 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.124

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 340P • Making And Identity Of France

36050 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.122
GC

The general political history of France, from the nation's inception to its current existence as part of the European Community.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

May be counted toward the global cultures flag requirement.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36930 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.122

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 320E • Advanced French I

36935 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 103

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 371L • Adv Written And Oral Compos

37005 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM HRH 2.112
Wr

FR 371L focuses on all four language skills with particular emphasis on a high level of achievement and proficiency in written and spoken French.  Areas of concentration are expository writing, narration, description, and correspondence.  Class work and assignments include grammar review, oral presentations, writing (at home and in class), vocabulary enrichment, film screenings (at home), and short readings for the examination of various prose styles.  Written assignments and conversation topics will be contextualized through French films.  This course meets the Writing Flag (http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/flags/students/about/writing).

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37250 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.104

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

37315 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.208
GC

FR 326K, printemps 2014

Dr. Heather Pelletier

 

Description du cours Lecture et analyse de la littérature française du Moyen âge jusqu’à la Révolution française. On étudiera des œuvres importantes de plusieurs écrivains, poètes, dramaturges, et philosophes.

 

Compétences à acquérir :

1. Démontrer une compréhension des tendances littéraires, historiques, et culturelles de l’histoire de France du Moyen âge jusqu’au milieu du XVIIIe siècle.

2. Montrer les liens entre un texte et son époque en le situant dans son contexte historique et culturel.

3. Identifier l’auteur d’un texte par son style et son fond.

4. Démontrer une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée en français.

 

Textes obligatoires:

  • Charpentier, Véronique.  La Critique de la société au siècle des Lumières.  (Ed :  HATIER) ISBN 2218743388
  • De Troyes, Chrétien.  Le Chevalier au Lion.  (Ed :CLASSIQUES HATIER)  ISBN :  2218747154
  • Potelet.  Le Roman de Renart. (Ed : CLASSIQUES HATIER) ISBN: 9782218739200
  • Molière.  Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.   (Ed :  FLAMMARION) ISBN: 2081296152
  • Marivaux.  Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard.  (Ed :  Larousse) ISBN: 9782035859150
  • Le Petit Robert micro (Ed :  Le Robert).  ISBN :  2321002131

Critères selon lesquels votre note sera déterminée :

Interrogations    10 %

Examens (2)       40%

Rédactions (2)   40%

Exposé (1)         10%

FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

37320 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.108
GC

FR326L, printemps 2014

Dr. Heather Pelletier

 

Description du cours : Lecture et analyse de la littérature française depuis la fin du 18e siècle jusqu’à nos jours. On étudiera des œuvres importantes de plusieurs écrivains, poètes, dramaturges, et philosophes.

 

Compétences à acquérir :

1. Démontrer une compréhension des tendances littéraires, historiques, et culturelles de l’histoire de France depuis la fin du 18e siècle jusqu’au 21e siècle.

2. Montrer les liens entre un texte et son époque en le situant dans son contexte historique et culturel.

3. Identifier l’auteur d’un texte par son style et son fond.

4. Démontrer une compétence linguistique intermédiaire/avancée en français.

 

Textes obligatoires:

 

  • Chateaubriand.  Mémoires d’outre-tombe.      (Classiques Hatier)       ISBN :  2218747146
  • Ernaux, Annie.       La Place (Gallimard) ISBN :  9782070377220
  • Ionesco, Eugène.       La Cantatrice chauve suivi de La Leçon (Gallimard)      ISBN :  9782070362363
  • Leuwers, Daniel, éd.       Poètes français des XIXe et XXe siècles (Les Classiques de      Poche) ISBN :  2253040150
  • Maupassant, Guy de.       Contes et nouvelles.       (Classiques Hatier)       ISBN :  2218954362
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul.       Huis Clos.       (Gallimard)  ISBN :  2070368076
  • Zola, Émile.  Marigold Bobbio, éd. Au bonheur des dames      (Hatier)  ISBN :  2218745208
  • Le Petit Robert micro (Le Robert)  ISBN :  2321002131

 

Critères selon lesquels votre note sera déterminée :

Interrogations    10 %

Examens (2)       40%

Rédactions (2)   40%

Exposé (1)         10%

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37055 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.202

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C • Enhancing French Skills

37065 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM JES A203A

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills. An advanced intermediate course which serves to
continue the development of your communication abilities in French by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.  In this course, you will expand your knowledge of the French language and culture through the daily use of authentic documents, such as songs, movie clips, comic strips, journalistic and literary readings, internet videos, and websites.  Meets the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 320E • Advanced French I

37080 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.122

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

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