Dr. Cheryl M. Hansen, Professor of French
Office: Elizabeth Hall 430
Fall Semester 2013 Schedule:
MWF—10:30-11:20; French 3060 Grammar & Composition
MTW—11:30-12:20; French 2010 Second Year French
TR—9:00-10:15; French 3710 French for Business I
TR—10:30-11:45 French 3570 French Culture: What is a Francophone?
R—French 3670 Directed Readings 12:00-1:00
Office Hours: MW 1:30-2:30 PM, TR 1:00-2:00, or by appointment. I do have an open office policy.
Photo taken by Cheryl Marie Hansen
Course Materials: All materials will be available on e-reserve or in a packet at the Stewart Library reserve desk. Students will also be required to use books available in the library and Internet sites for research papers and class presentations.
Grading: Students will be graded on class participation and attendance (20%), homework assignments (20%), two oral presentations (20%), two exams (20%), two short writing assignments (10%), and Final Project (10%).
Course Objectives: The focus of the class will be on Francophone culture, and its influence on language, family life, art, literature, theater, cinema, history and politics in the French and Anglo-speaking worlds. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and find answers to the question, “What is a Francophone?” Students will improve their speaking proficiency and listening comprehension in French through class discussions and oral presentations. They will improve writing and reading skills by doing research and composition using selected readings supplied by the professor, library resources and information found on the Internet. The minimum starting language proficiency for most students is Intermediate-Mid. The expected exit language proficiency is Intermediate-Mid to High.
Policies and Procedures: Students are expected to be prepared with reading and homework assigned and to participate fully in class activities. All assignments are to be handed in the day they are due or the day they are completed in class. Late work may be accepted, but with 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. Weekly points for attendance and assignments will be posted in Canvas.
This class is highly interactive, so it is necessary to attend on a regular basis and to be fully prepared with all assignments for class activities and discussions. Class participation and attendance and thorough preparation of assignments are worth 40% of your grade.
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.
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, and Paragraph 2 of the PPM.
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 communication.
If you are doing a Major in French, please read information at http://faculty.weber.edu/tmathews/Syllabus/4990Info.htm