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Français 102 Kress / Tournebize

Printemps 2016
Kress 102-B, Tournebize 102-A
Heures de bureau: Kress, 4:00-5:00, 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.

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 France and the Francophone world.

Policies

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
10% Homework
20% In-class quizzes
30% On line exercises-https://www.eztestonline.com/514121/index.tpx

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.
(http://www.centenary.edu/attachments/services/counseling/services/accommodation.pdf)

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.

*Extra Credit*

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
Camus, The Stranger, Caligula, The Plague
Ionescu, The Bald Soprano
Racine , Phèdre, Andromaque
Corneille, Horace

EMPLOI DU TEMPS: 

I. Semaine du 6 janvier

mercredi:

Introduction, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 9

II. Semaine du 11 au 15 janvier

lundi:

Easy French Reader, Vercingétorix, pp. 66-68, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 9.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Clovis, pp. 69-71, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 9.

III. Semaine du 18 au 22 janvier

lundi:

MLK Day. Online quiz! Easy French Reader, Charlemagne et son empire, pp. 72-72.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Guillaume le conquérant, pp. 75-77, Online labs for Chapter 9 due Friday January 22.

IV. Semaine du 25 au 29 janvier

lundi:

Quiz on Chapter 9. Begin Vis-à-Vis Chapitre 10

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Le roi saint Louis, pp. 78-80, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 10

V. Semaine du 1er au 5 février

lundi:

Easy French Reader, Jeanne d'Arc, pp. 81-83, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 10, Online quizzes for Chapter 10 due Monday February 1st.

mercredi:

Quiz on Chapter 10. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 11.

VI. Semaine du 8 au 12 février

lundi- mercredi

Vacances de Mardi Gras!

jeudi:

Declared a Monday! Easy French Reader, Louis XI unifie le royaume, pp. 84-86.Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 11.

VII. Semaine du 15 au 19 février.

lundi:

Easy French Reader, François 1er et la renaissance, pp. 88-91, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 11.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Henri IV et les guerres de religion, pp. 92-95, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 11. Online quizzes for Chapter 11 due Friday February 19th.

VIII. Semaine du 22 au 26 février.

lundi:

Quiz on Chapitre 11. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 12.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Louis XIII et Richelieu, pp. 96-98,Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 12.

IX. Semaine du 29 février au 4 mars

lundi:

Easy French Reader, Louis XIV, le Roi-Soleil, pp. 99-101, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 12.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, La Révolution Française, pp. 102-106. Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 12. Online exercises for Chapter 12 due Friday March 4th.

X. Semaine du 7 au 11 mars

lundi:

Quiz on Chapter 12. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 13.

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, Napoléon Bonaparte, pp. 109-112. Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 13.

XI. Semaine du 14 au 18 mars

lundi:

Easy French Reader, Les derniers rois de France, pp. 113-115, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 13. Online exercises for chapter 13 due Monday March 14th.

mercredi:

Quiz on chapter 13. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 14.

XII. Semaine du 21 au 25 mars

lundi:

Spring Break--19th --27th of March

mercredi:

Spring Break--19th --27th of March

XIII. Semaine du 28 mars au 1er avril

lundi:

Easy French Reader, Napoléon III, pp. 116-118, Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 14

mercredi:

Easy French Reader, La Première Guerre Mondiale, 119-122. Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 14. Online exercises for chapter 14 are due Friday April 1st.

XIV. Semaine du 4 au 8 avril

lundi:

Quiz on chapter 14. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 15.

mercredi:

Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 15.

XV. Semaine du 11 au 15 avril

lundi:

Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 15. Online exercises for chapter 15 are due Monday, April 11.

mercredi:

Quiz on chapter 15. Begin Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 16.

XVI. Semaine du 18 au 22 avril

lundi:

Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 16.

mercredi:

Vis-à-Vis, Chapitre 16.

vendredi:

le 22 avril, dernier jour de classes ! Online exercises for chapter 16 are due by Sunday April 24th.

 

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
318-869-5466/5424.