Advanced French Syllabus - Columbia University Department of French and Romance Philology Fall 2014 French 3405 THIRD-YEAR GRAMMAR COMPOSITION

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Columbia University Department of French and Romance Philology Fall 2014 French 3405 THIRD-YEAR GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION Instructor's info Alexandra Borer ab3551 @columbia.edu 503 Philosophy Hall Heure de permanence: le mardi de 12h à 13h et le jeudi de 12h à 13h ou sur rendez-vous ! The goal of W3405 is to help you perfect your writing skills, especially as a preparation for taking literature or civilization courses, or spending a semester or a year in Paris with the Reid Hall Program. Through the study of two full-length works of literature and a number of short texts representative of different genres, periods, and styles, you will become more aware of stylistic nuances, and will be introduced to the vocabulary and methods of literary analysis. Working on the advanced grammar points covered in this course will further improve your mastery of French syntax. You will also be practicing writing through a variety of exercises, including pastiches and creative pieces, as well as typically French forms of academic writing such as « résumés », « explications de texte », and « dissertations » . Required Texts Available at Columbia University Bookstore: 1) French Grammar and Usage , 3rd edition, by Hawkins & Towell, Hodder Education, 2010.

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