French 3060 Grammar and Composition

 

Dr. Cheryl M. Hansen

Professor of French

430 Elizabeth Hall

801-626-7912

cmhansen@weber.edu

Fall 2014 Semester Schedule:

MWF—10:30-11:20 French 3060 Grammar and Composition

MWF—11:30-12:20 French 2010 Second Year First Semester

TR—9:00-10:15 French 3320 Art and Architecture

TR—10:30-11:45  French 3630 Short Stories

Office Hours: on MW 1:00-2:00 PM TR 1:00-2:00 PM  or by appointment. I do have an open office policy.

Les Fontaines à La Défense, Paris©—photo by Cheryl Marie Hansen

Course Materials:

Required texts:

Bonne continuation, Furry et Jarausch

Grammar Handouts

Grading:  Students will be graded on class participation and attendance (10%), homework and grammar activities (10%), four unit quizzes (20%), 5 compositions (40%), two presentations in French (10%), final presentation/composition (10%).  All information for compositions and presentations, and their grading and assessment, is found on the French 3060 course schedule page.

Course Description and Objectives: This course is designed for students at the intermediate or higher level of proficiency in French.  The text, Bonne continuation, is a manual with writing, reading and speaking activities.  The book will serve as a guide as you continue your journey from the intermediate level to more advanced French.  The reading selections are designed to improve your reading comprehension, increase your vocabulary, introduce you to a variety of writing styles and reinforce your ability to use French structure appropriately as you explore aspects of French culture. The organization of Bonne continuation will make it easier for you to be an independent learner with activities in the book and grammar handouts.  However, you will also be part of the classroom community with directed reading, comprehension and interpretation activities.

Policies and Procedures: Students are expected to be prepared with reading and homework assigned and to participate fully in class activities.  More than three unexcused absences will result in a lower grade.  All assignments are to be handed in the day they are due or the day they are completed in class.  Late work will be accepted, but at a 20% reduction.  “In-class” assignments cannot be made up unless prior arrangements are made with the professor.  Please keep all graded and corrected materials in a portfolio.  There will be an early assessment of writing and speaking skills (during the second or third week of the semester) and an exit assessment.  These assessments will not be graded, but are required.  You will be given credit for them as part of attendance and class participation. 

 

Services for Students with Disabilities:  Students with medical, psychological or learning limitations or disabilities who desire academic adjustments or accommodations, must contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 626-6413

Emergency/Closure:  In the case of an emergency closure because of weather, natural disasters or flu alerts, students will be notified by email with instructions for how the class will be conducted and how assignments may be completed.  Please make sure that your preferred email address is listed with the university class listing. That is the address I will use for all contact.

Academic Honesty:   Any form of cheating or plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the assignment (or the course in severe cases).  For Weber State’s policy on cheating, please consult the WSU Student Code Section IV, Part D, Paragraph 2 of the PPM.

If you are doing a Major in French, please read information at http://faculty.weber.edu/tmathews/Syllabus/4990Info.htm