Français 102 Kress / Tournebize
Texts:Vis-à-vis : Beginning French, 5th ed. Amon, Muyskens and Hadley. McGraw Hill, (New York: 2011). ISBN: 978-0-07-338644-7.
Easy French Reader. R. de Roussy de Sales. Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition (October 1, 2003) ISBN-10: 0071428488 ISBN-13: 978-0071428484
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
N.B. *At least 2 quiz grades will be dropped. If you work hard, a third quiz grade may be dropped.
The use of cell phones or any electronic media device is not allowed during this class. Use of such devices during a quiz or exam will constitute an honor code violation and will be reported to the honor court.
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
EMPLOI DU TEMPS:
I. Semaine du 6 janvier
II. Semaine du 11 au 15 janvier
III. Semaine du 18 au 22 janvier
IV. Semaine du 25 au 29 janvier
V. Semaine du 1er au 5 février
VI. Semaine du 8 au 12 février
VII. Semaine du 15 au 19 février.
VIII. Semaine du 22 au 26 février.
IX. Semaine du 29 février au 4 mars
X. Semaine du 7 au 11 mars
XI. Semaine du 14 au 18 mars
XII. Semaine du 21 au 25 mars
XIII. Semaine du 28 mars au 1er avril
XIV. Semaine du 4 au 8 avril
XV. Semaine du 11 au 15 avril
XVI. Semaine du 18 au 22 avril
It is the policy of Centenary College to accommodate
students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law, state law, and the College's
commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a disability
who needs accommodations, for example in seating placement or in arrangements
for examinations, should inform the instructor at the beginning of the
course. Students with disabilities need to contact Disability Services (a
division of Counseling Services), which is located in the ground floor of
Rotary Hall to obtain services. Telephone