UNIVERSITÉ D’ÉTAT DE LOUISIANE DÉPARTEMENT D’ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES COURSE SYLLABUS Office Number: Hodges 4thfloor, room # TBAFREN1001Office Hours: M, T, W: 3pm-4pm; Th: 10am-11amFALL 2015E-mail: [email protected]Please read the following information carefully to ensure your success in this course. You are expected to read and understand this syllabus in its entirety and complete all readings, exams, and assignments as indicated. If you have any questions, please ask your instructor. Since this is a multi-section course, the same policies are applied to all students to be fair to everyone. Being unaware of course policies/exam dates/due dates/etc. is notan acceptable excuse.In this syllabus, you will find important information on the following:1. Course Goals4. Participation7. Additional Policies2. Required Course Material5. Exams8. Course Calendar3. Grading6. Assignments1. COURSE GOALSFrench 1001 is the first course of the two-semester sequence that constitutes the Elementary French Language Program at LSU. It is the departmental policy that the course be taught exclusively in French. You will practice the four basic skills for language development (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in addition to exploring the cultures of French-speaking peoples around the world.The goal of FREN 1001 is to help students develop functional proficiency in French. This includes: the ability to engage in French conversation by asking and answering questions on topics of daily life and regular activities that encompass contemporary society such as describing personal relations and urban life and talking about leisure activities, the media,justice, and politicsthe ability to extract meaning from authentic documents, including text, audio, and videothe ability to write simple and coherent sentences in French with reasonable accuracy andto compose simple paragraphs that describe and narrate common actions and eventsknowledge of the basic structures of French grammar (including correct verb conjugations, the use of the present and some past tenses, the use of pronouns, the use of agreement of adjectives, prepositions, etc.), basic French vocabulary, and common phrasesknowledge of France and the Francophone world and the ability to locate and relate information about themFREN 1001 Syllabus Fall 2015 – Student Version1
2. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALSThe primary text for this course is Chez nous,4thEdition,in which Chaptire Préliminaire, Chapitres 1-5, and the first lesson of Chapitre 6 will be covered.Textbook: Chez nous,4thEdition (2010). Ed.Valdman, Pons, and Scullen. Prentice Hall Publishing Co. (in hard copy only)My French Lab (Online Workbook CODE,packaged with textbook or purchased online at . Click on “books available” and search by discipline and publisher.)3. GRADINGYour final course grade will be calculated according to the following grading scale.