Department of Modern Languages
TITLE: Intermediate French II; French for the Professions
a) build a solid foundation in all major grammatical structures of the
b) offer an active vocabulary for Intermediate language production as well as expanded passive knowledge of additional vocabulary for listening and reading comprehension;
c) understand Intermediate level spoken French at normal conversational speed;
d) express him/herself in writing complex sentences in French ;
e) read and understand a variety of Intermediate level texts, including authentic texts (i.e., texts written by a native speaker for a native speaker audience);
f) speak with appropriate pronunciation and intonation for the Intermediate level;
g) improve students understanding of the grammar, structure, and vocabulary of English;
h) improve interpersonal communication skills, whether in English or French;
i) increase and refine students awareness and appreciation of French - speaking peoples and their cultures;
j) develop the critical thinking skills of deduction and inference in order to extract meaning from texts and verbal discourse at a more advanced level;
k) learn how to problem-solve with language and how to predict patterns of form and usage ;
l) give students the means to integrate skills gained in previous French courses with oral and written communication based on a register for the professional world, including an emphasis on key -words, vocabulary and expressions and a knowledge of the French socio-economic background.
m) finally, French 203 combines nicely with French 105 (Culture Course).
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY:
It is the responsibility of every student to be informed about the collegiate Academic Integrity Policy. Cheating in whatever form constitutes academic dishonesty.
Copies of the policy are available in: CIV Student Guide, Classroom bulletin boards, Department of Modern Language Office, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Office, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Home Page.
The students signature on every assignment, quiz, and exam represents a pledge that the student has adhered to this policy.
In order for the instructor to be able to evaluate the students work, the student should avoid assistance or correction by a native speaker. In rare and isolated circumstances, the student may ask a specific question of someone more proficient in French; but in these instances, the student must document by use of a footnote, the word or phrase received from that person.
Students should abide by the highest ethical standards.
TEXTS AND REFERENCES:
Packet of 9 modules at Copy Plus + tapes in Lab 403 (4th floor Fac Hall)
The internet: for Calendar of homework and activities.
In addition: A grammar and a dictionary (e.g. Mini-Collins French Grammar and The Mini French-English/ English -French Dictionary)
PREREQUISITES: French 201 or consent of the instructor.
Note: Challenge credit: If you plan to use your completion of this course with an "A" or "B" to challenge credit for earlier language courses, you must have taken the placement exam, and you should fill out the paperwork early next semester. The paperwork must be done while you are registered at MSU.