What are French ways? Do the French still wear berets? How do they really speak? What is important to them? How do they view themselves? What do they think about issues facing their country? What do they think of Americans? Students will explore these questions by examining the French press, comic strips, and television and radio broadcasts, as well as other selected readings. This course is designed for highly motivated students with a firm foundation in French who wish to refine their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while gaining more insight into French life and culture.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Edmiston and Duménil, LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE, 5th Edition
Ted Stanger, SACRÉS FRANÇAIS
French press (from French press websites)
Photocopies of selected texts.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Research projects on selected topics leading to weekly oral presentations and short written assignments, lab work, final project, portfolios.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
|Instructor(s): Ostrow,Catherine R. Times: .M.W.F. 10:50AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 9||FR: 5|