Heures de bureau : Kress, 2:30-3:30, lundi et mercredi
Texts: Vis-à-vis : Beginning French, 5th ed. Amon, Muyskens and Hadley. McGraw Hill, (New York: 2011). ISBN: 978-0-07-338644-7.
In this course you will undertake the study of a language that is the
vehicle of communication of one of the world's great cultures. You will learn
to communicate in basic French and to read French texts. Even if French is
not your major this course can be of great benefit to you. You may use it in
your business, in your personal relations, or as a research tool in graduate
school. After all, a study of French entails not only knowledge of the
language, but an awareness of the history, culture and literature of
1. Make ups: No make-ups for an unexcused absence are given. In case of excused absences, your professor may choose not to give a make-up; instead he may choose to count that quiz or examination as one of the grades to be dropped.
2. You are expected to come to class prepared every day. Study the material specified on the syllabus or in class! There may be a quiz even though there is not a written assignment.
3. Every quiz and examination will stress oral comprehension. Keep in mind that all class work will be conducted orally in French and your attendance and participation will have a definite impact on your grade. The activities of listening to a language, speaking a language, and writing a language all demand active skills. This class will require your active participation.
A language course is different from other courses at the college because you work on oral communication skills. The only place you can work on these skills is in your French class. Other classes may not require your attendance because you can learn the material from the book; however, there is no substitute for the dynamic interaction that takes place between you and your teacher--a trained language acquisition specialist. For this reason this course has a strong policy on absences. Students who have 5 absences will have their final grade lowered one full letter. For additional absences there will be a penalty of 2 points per day subtracted from the final grade before the letter grade is dropped.
4. Your grade in this class will be given as follows:
40% In class exams, including the final
Services to Students with Disabilities:
It is the policy of Centenary College to accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal and state law and our commitment to equal educational opportunities. Students seeking support services/accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Services (a division of the Counseling Center, 318-869-5466/5424, located on the ground floor of Rotary Hall) and should begin this process as early as possible. Students with accommodations approved through Disability Services are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first days of the term to discuss needed accommodations. We will gladly make appropriate accommodations based on disability to ensure the playing field is and remains level for all students.
College Diversity Statement
Centenary College of Louisiana values human diversity in all its richly complex and multi-faceted forms, whether expressed through race and ethnicity, culture, political and social views, religious and spiritual beliefs, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social or economic classes.
You may earn extra credit if you are willing to work for it. 1 point will be added to the final grade for each French novel or play you read (in English translation). If you are interested in this option, see me before you choose a novel. Not all works are acceptable for credit. Works you have previously read are not acceptable.
Here are a few suggestions that are acceptable:
Sartre, No Exit, The Dirty Hands, or The Flies
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I. Semaine du 31 août au 2 septembre
II. Semaine du 7 au 9 septembre
III. Semaine du 14 au 16 septembre
IV. Semaine du 21 au 23 septembre
V. Semaine du 28 au 30 septembre
VI. Semaine du 5 au 7 octobre
VII. Semaine du 12 au 14 octobre.
VIII. Semaine du 19 au 21 octobre.
IX. Semaine du 26 au 28 octobre
X. Semaine du 2 au 4 novembre
XI. Semaine du 9 au 11 novembre
XI1. Semaine du 16 au 18 novembre
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XIV. Semaine du 30 novembre au 2 décembre
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