Advanced Writing and Speaking in French I Fall 2014COURSEINFORMATIONcourse number : AS 210.301 (T,Th) section: _____ credit hours : 3 prerequisites : Intermediate French or sufficient placement test score INSTRUCTORINFORMATIONinstructor:e-mail: office location/hours: COURSEDESCRIPTIONIn this highly interactive third-year language course, you will: intensively develop your writing and speaking skills in French through the discussion and analysis of fiction and non-fiction readings and film/video clips related to weekly themes (friendship, religion, money, etc.) increase your grammatical accuracy by studying and practicing those structures that typically present a problem for English-speaking learners and are prone to frequent error expand your vocabulary base gain experience in presenting information orally to a group (exposé) and in analyzing the structure and style of literary works (explication de texte) TEXTBOOK / ELECTRONICRESOURCESThere is no required textbook for this course; instead, you are asked to purchase a one-year license to Bon patron (pro), an on-line proofing tool. Course materials and assignments can be found in PDF and PowerPoint formats on the course website in Blackboard (). It is your responsibility to read these materials and/or complete these assignments beforethe start of class and to bring them (in either paper or electronic version) with you to class. COURSEPOLICIESAbsences Class attendance is mandatory and roll will be taken at the start of each class. In accordance with departmental policy, no more than two “non- documented”absences are allowed during the semester. For absences due to a graduate school or job interview, or participation in varsity sports, please provide documentation; for absences due to an extended illness or family emergency, please speak with someone in the Office of Student Life; they will inform us of your situation and we will make arrangements for you to make up course work. Tardiness Three times tardy to class will count as one absence. Important communications concerning exams and assignments are generally made at the beginning of each class. It is your responsibility to keep up to date with those communications.