F R E N C H  311

 

ADVANCED FRENCH GRAMMAR

 

Fall Quarter 2003

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Instructor:            Dr. Joanne Schmidt                          Classroom:                     EDUC 202

 

Office:                 DDH/B-117                                    Class meetings:               Tuesday/Thursday

Office phone:       664-2317                                                                              10:30 am-12:35 pm

 

Office hours:        Mondays & Wednesdays

                           2:00 - 3:30 pm                                

                           Tuesdays & Thursdays

                           2:00 - 3:30 pm                                

                                                                                   Department phone:         664-2359

                                                                                   Dept. office:                   DDH/B-115

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

P R O G R A M M E

 

September 9                 Introduction au cours et aux manuels

 

September 11               Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez pages 181 à 190.  Faites exercices:

                                    p. 182 (écrits), p. 185 A & B (écrits), p. 188 (écrits) phrases 1 à 17, pp. 188-190,

                                    exercices IA, B, C, II 1 à 20 (écrits)

 

September 16               Un Style Certain, Chapitre 1, Lisez pages 1 à 20, Faites exercices: p. 3

                                    "Questionnaire" (écrits), Exercices pp. 13 à 14 (écrits); Guide des locutions françaises,

                                    pp. 27-30, mini-sujet, #20 et 21

 

September 18               Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 190 à 200.  Faites exercices:

                                    pp. 199 à 200, exercices A, B, C, D, E (écrits)

 

September 23               Un Style Certain, Chapitre 2, Lisez pages 21 à 32, Faites exercice p. 24

                                    "Questionnaire" (écrits), p. 26 Exercice 1. a à k, et p. 32.  Questions 1 à 3                     (écrits); Guide des locutions françaises, pp. 1-3 mini-sujet, #1, 2, 3, et 4.

 

September 25               Epreuve 1 (une heure); Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 200 à 211. 

                                    Faites exercices:  pp. 202 à 203, exercices A, B (écrits), C, D (écrits), pp. 205 à 206, exercices A, B (écrits), C (écrits), A (écrits), B (écrits), C (écrits); pp. 208 à 211, exercices, phrases 1 à 13 (écrits) (p. 208) et exercices, phrases 1 à 15 (écrits) (p. 211)

 

September 30               Un Style Certain, Chapitre 3, Lisez pages 33 à 46, Faites exercices:  pp. 36 à 37 "Questionnaire" (écrits); pp. 44-45, C (écrits); Guide des locutions françaises, pp. 18-20, mini-sujet (#11, 12, et 13)

 

October 2                    Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 211 à 224.  Faites exercices:  p. 212 phrases 1 à 10 (écrits), p. 215 à 216, exercices A (écrits), B (écrits), C (écrits), phrases 1 à 20 (écrits), p. 217 phrases 1 à 10 (écrits), pp. 219 à 221 exercices A (écrits), B (écrits), D (écrits), pp. 223 à 224, exercices phrases 1 à 20 (écrits), p. 224 exercice A (écrits).

 

October 7                    Un Style Certain, Chapitre 4, Lisez pages 47 à 60; Faites exercices:  pp. 49 à 50 "Questionnaire" (écrits) p. 53 exercices 1 et 2 (écrits); Guide des locutions françaises,

                                    pp. 15-17, mini-sujet, #10

 

 

 

 

 

October 9                    Epreuve 2 (une heure); Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 225 à 245. 

                                    Faites exercices: p. 229 phrases 1 à 30 (écrits), p. 231 phrases 1 à 5  (écrits), phrases

                                    1 à 5 (écrits), p. 233 phrases 1 à 6 (écrits), p. 235 phrases 1 à 10 (écrits), p. 236 phrases 1 à 5 et 1 à 3 (écrits), p. 239 phrases 1 à 10 (écrits), p. 241 phrases 1 à 5 (écrits) et p. 245 phrases 1 à 20 (écrits).

 

October 14                  Un Style Certain, Chapitre 5, Lisez pages 77 à 95.  Faites exercices:  pp. 79 à 80 "Questionnaire" (écrits), Questionnaire p. 84; p. 85.  Analyse de la phrase, exercices 1 a à d et 2 a et b; Dissertation I due.

 

October 16                  Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez pages 245 à 262.  Faites exercices:  p.       248 à 251, exercices: phrases 1 à 15 (écrits, 248). I. phrases 1 à 15 (écrits), exercices II et III (écrits) (248-249), et III A (écrits), (249) et E (écrits), (251), p. 254 exercice I (écrits), p. 256 à 257 exercices IV et V (écrits) et p. 262 exercice B (écrits); Guide des locutions françaises, pp. 44-48, mini-sujet, #33, 34, et 35.

 

October 21                  Un Style Certain, Chapitre 6, Lisez pages 96 à 113.  Faites exercices:  pp. 98-99 "Questionnaire" (écrits), p. 99 Analyse de la phrase (écrit)

 

October 23                  Epreuve 3 (une heure); Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 262 à 280.  Faites exercices:  p. 264 A, phrases 1 à 20 (écrits) pp. 267 à 268 exercices, paragraphes 1 et 2 (écrits) pp. 270 à 272 exercices A (écrits), B (écrits), C (écrits) et D (écrits), p. 276 à 277 exercice (écrivez les mots en italiques seulement), pp. 280 à 281 exercice (écrivez les mots en italiques seulement).

 

October 28                  Un Style Certain, Chapitre 7, Lisez pages 114 à 130.  Faites exercices:  p. 117 "Questionnaire" (écrits), p. 118  Analyse de la phrase 1 à 3 (écrits), Guide des locutions françaises, pp. 11-15, mini-sujet, #8 et 9.

 

October 30                  Un Style Certain, Grammaire, Lisez les pages 281 à 294.  Faites exercices:  p. 283 à 285, exercice les phrases 1 à 20 (écrits), A, B, D, et E (écrits) et F, G et H (écrits), p. 286 exercice les phrases 1 à 20, pp. 293 à 294 exercices A et B (écrits)

 

November 4                 Un Style Certain, Chapitre 8, Lisez pages 131 à 151.  Faites exercices:  pp. 132 à 133 "Questionnaire" (écrits); Etudiez les termes de la versification poétique, pp. 140 à 149, exercices A, 1, 2, 3, et 4 (p. 143, écrits), p. 144 exercice B (écrits), p. 147 exercice A, 1, 2, et 3; Guide des locutions françaises, pp. 26-40, mini-sujet, #19, #29, #30

 

November 6                 Epreuve 4 (une heure); Film français

 

November 13               Film français

 

November 18               Révision; Dissertation II due

 

Final Exam:                   Tuesday,  November 25 , 11:00 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m.

 

TEXTBOOKS:            Un Style Certain - Fol and Barrette

                                    Guide des locutions françaises - P. Lupson, M. Pélissier

                                    A la française - M. Gontier Geno (reference books to be consulted by student throughout course.  Dr. Schmidt will also assign pages for reading in A la française.)

                                    Le Nouveau Bescherelle

 

 

 

 

A student's grade will depend on the following factors:

 

                        Épreuves                                                                               20%

                        Mini-sujets                                                                            10%

                        Dissertations I and II                                                              20%

                        Classroom participation & homework                                    25%

                        Final exam                                                                             25%

 

Épreuves:                    

 

                        Four "épreuves" will be given.  Each "épreuve" will cover two consecutive chapters from Un Style Certain and the grammar sections from the same textbook covered before each chapter on syllabus.

 

Mini-Sujets:     

 

                        Six mini-sujets based on topics from Guide des locutions françaises will be counted for grades during the quarter.  A mini-sujet is two paragraphs consisting of 8 to 10 sentences in each paragraph, at least, based on assigned section(s) from GDLF.  Mini-sujets written in dialogue format are recommended.  The first version of the mini-sujet will be returned with correction symbols.  The second version, or revision, must be rewritten (neatly) or typed, corrected, and attached to the first version when handed in, before a grade will be given.

 

Dissertations I & II:

 

                        Read and review pages 61-76 in Un Style Certain.  The first topic for dissertation I is on page 29 in Un Style Certain under "sujets de discussion" numbers 2 and 3 combined.  The title of your dissertation will be "L'apparence physique et les impressions des Américains et des Français envers l'importance de l'apparence extérieure."

 

                        The second dissertation, dissertation II, will be from page 129 in Un Style Certain  under "sujets de discussion" numbers 1-4.  The title of your dissertation will be "La colonisation d'autres pays: une comparaison entre la colonisation française et américaine." 

 

                        The first dissertation must be 3 pages typewritten respecting MLA margins and double-spacing.  The second dissertation must be 4-5 pages typewritten.  The deadlines for each dissertation are as follows:  October 14 for dissertation I and November 18 for dissertation II.

 

Final Exam:

 

                        The Final Exam will be cumulative.  Grammar sections, including grammatical analysis of excerpts from Chapters 1-8 in Un Style Certain, and vocabulary from Guide des locutions françaises will be included.  More emphasis will be placed on the grammar covered since the mid-term period; however, students will be required to use all grammar covered in French 311.

 

 

THERE WILL BE NO MID-TERM EXAMINATION.  A student's mid-term grade will be determined on the basis of épreuves, dissertation I, mini-sujets and participation.

 

MORE THAN THREE (3) LATES TO CLASS WILL RESULT IN A DROP IN THE FINAL COURSE GRADE OF FIVE (5) POINTS.

 

PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND BEEPERS DURING CLASS.  THANK YOU.

 

No student may change the scheduled date and time of his or her épreuves, dissertations, mini-sujets, or Final Exam, without an urgent excuse. (medical, etc.)  No make-up épreuves are given.  Regular attendance in class is required.

 

GRADING PROCEDURE:  The grading system in all French courses is identical to the one described on page 82 of the 2001-2003 CSUB General Catalog.  Students will be given letter grades on all their tests - both written and oral; on their written assignments, such as compositions, research papers and on their final exam.

 

The letter grades given will be as follows:

 

                         A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F

 

 

INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP AND GRADES/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

 

The CSUB rules regarding the integrity of scholarship will be strictly enforced.  For your information, the rules, as they appear on page 59 of the 2001-2003 Catalog are as follows:

 

The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of teachers and scholars.  The University expects that both faculty and students will honor these principles and in so doing protect the validity of University grades.  This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind.  Instructors, for their part, will exercise care in the planning and supervision of academic work so that honest effort will be positively encouraged.

 

Plagiarism, the practice of taking ideas and writings from another and offering them as one's own, is a form of cheating and is unacceptable.  It may consist of handing in someone else's work, copying a composition, using ideas, paragraphs, sentences, or phrases written by another or using ideas, data, and statistics compiled by another.  This includes rearrangement of phrases from the original into a new pattern.  When using ideas, interpretations, or material written or compiled by another, acknowledgment of indebtedness to the original author or source must be made by the use of quotation marks, footnotes or similar references.

 

A student may not submit a paper (or two papers which are substantially the same) for credit in two different courses unless a prior agreement to accept such work has been made between the instructors involved.

 

If any instance of academic dishonesty is discovered by an instructor, it is the instructor's responsibility to give a failing grade to the student for the course.  In every case, the instructor should notify in writing the Dean of Students and the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled of the circumstances of the case.  In all cases of academic dishonesty, the first offense will result in the student's receiving an "F" in the course and the second offense will result in termination of the student's enrollment at the University.

 

A student may appeal any sanction employed by the instructor and the University based upon an allegation of academic dishonesty by initiating grievance procedures within no more than fifteen (15) school days (academic year) after notification of the grade is mailed or personally given to the student.  Procedures are available in the School deans' offices.