French And Italian | Advanced Grammar and Composition II
F314 | 2514 | Hinds


This is the second half of a two-course sequence devoted to a comprehensive
study of French grammar. Emphasis is on the written language so as to improve
students' vocabulary and command of sophisticated grammatical structures. This
course uses a translation method to expand communicative possibilities. In
addition to the systematic study of grammar, five readings of modern short
fiction are studied for their linguistic interest. Students will be graded on
the basis of attendance, participation, preparation of written exercises, two
compositions, three in-class examinations and a final examination. Students
will also have the opportunity to improve their vocabulary and grammatical
knowledge by means of games both in class and in the new foreign language
laboratory. Pre-requisite: F313.

Required textbooks: Harper's Grammar of French and Readings and
Lessons to Accompany Harper's Grammar of French. Students are expected to
own or have access to a good bilingual dictionary, such as the Collins
-Robert. Moreover, students will be encouraged to consult a good
monolingual French dictionary, such as Le Petit Robert or
Larousse.