French And Italian | Advanced Grammar and Composition 1
F313 | 2322 | 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, preparation of written exercises,
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.