French And Italian | Advanced Grammar and Composition I
F313 | 2412 | 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 drawn from modern
short fiction are studied for their linguistic interest.  Students will be
graded on the basis of attendance, preparation of written exercises, quizzes,
two one-hour examinations and a final exam.

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.