French And Italian | Advanced Grammar and Composition I
F313 | 2527 | Hinds


This is the first 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, compositions, vocabulary quizzes,
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 in class.

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.