Français 201A

Automne 2018
D. Kress

Heures de bureau : Jackson Hall 306E, 2:30-3:30, lundi et mercredi

Texts:

Notre Dame de Paris (soundtrack). Luc Plamomdon.
Octavia, Sidonie de La Houssaye, Les Cahiers du Tintamarre, 2014.
The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice, 2nd Edition: McGraw-Hill, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0071797238

In addition, you will need a full size hardbound French-English dictionary.

In this course you will build on the French that you learned in high school or in your typical first year French course on the college level. The goal of this program is to help you more efficiently process basic concepts and move toward more fluency, independence, and subtlety in listening comprehension, oral and written expression, and reading. A language course is different from other courses at college because you actively 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. When you finish this course you should be able to carry on conversations in basic French and be able to read comfortably with the aid of a dictionary.

Policies

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.
(https://www.centenary.edu/student-life/support-services/disability-services/eligibility-for-services/)

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.

1. 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

2. 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.

Students who have 3 absences will have their final grade lowered one full letter. For additional absences there will be a penalty of 2 points per day before the letter grade is dropped.

*Including the final there will be 3 major tests. Note my policy on makeups.

*Make ups: No make-ups for an unexcused absence are given. In case of excused absences, I may choose not to give a make-up; instead I may choose to count that quiz or examination as a grade to be dropped.

*I am willing to give extra credit if you are willing to work for it. 1 point on the final grade for each French novel or play you read (in English translation). If you are interested in this option, come see me before you choose a novel. Not all works are acceptable for credit.

Grading:  

Quizzes 25%
Quizzes on Sentences and written work 20%
Online Labs: Canvas 25%
Hour tests (3) 30%

EMPLOI DU TEMPS:  SEMESTRE D'AUTOMNE

I. Semaine du 27 au 29 août

lundi: Introduction au cours, FVRP, Chapitre 1,  Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1, Notre Dame de Paris, Phrases

II. Semaine du 3 au 5 septembre

lundi: Labor Day: No classes!
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1,  Notre Dame de Paris

III. Semaine du 10 au 12 septembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 1,   Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 1,  Notre Dame de Paris

IV. Semaine du 17 au 19 septembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 2,   Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 2,   Notre Dame de Paris

V. Semaine du 24 au 26 septembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 2,   Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 2,   Notre Dame de Paris

VI. Semaine du 1er au 3 octobre

lundi: Examen I
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 3,  Notre Dame de Paris

VII. Semaine du 8 au 10 octobre.

lundi: Fall Break!
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 3,  Notre Dame de Paris

VIII. Semaine du 15 au 17 octobre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 3,  Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 3,  Notre Dame de Paris

IX. Semaine du 22 au 24 octobre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris

X. Semaine du 29 au 31 octobre

lundi: Quiz Chapitre 5, Begin Chapitre 6
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 4, Notre Dame de Paris

XI. Semaine du 5 au 7 novembre

lundi: Examen II
mercredi: Chapitre 6, On line exercises for chapitre 6 due!

XII. Semaine du 12 au 14 novembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia

XIII. Semaine du 19 au 21 novembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 5, Octavia
mercredi: Thanksgiving Break!

XIV. Semaine du 26 au 28 novembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia

XV. Semaine du 3 au 5 décembre

lundi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia
mercredi: FVRP, Chapitre 6, Octavia