Topics in French Language

This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Students, individually or in small groups, select from descriptive documents to construct paragraphs leading to a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website, where students have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, literary, historical and Francophone civilizations links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.

Required Texts:
Le Petit Robert Micro, ISBN-10: 2321002131
Une fois pour toutes C2009 Student Edition (softcover), ISBN-10: 013361123X
Une fois pour toutes C2009 Student Answer Key, ISBN-10: 0133611213
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:


Summer 2015 Language Schools

FREN3306A-L15 Lecture
FREN3306B-L15 Lecture
FREN3306C-L15 Lecture
FREN3306D-L15 Lecture

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN3306A-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L14 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2013

FREN3306A-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)
FREN3306B-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)
FREN3306C-L13 Lecture (Schaaf)

Summer 2012

FREN3306A-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L12 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2011

FREN3306A-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3306B-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3306C-L11 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

Summer 2010

FREN3306A-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L10 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2009

FREN3306A-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L09 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2008

FREN3306A-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306B-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)
FREN3306C-L08 Lecture (Patenotte)

Summer 2007

FREN3306A-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)
FREN3306B-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)
FREN3306C-L07 Lecture (Fracchiolla)

Summer 2006

FREN3306A-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306B-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306C-L06 Lecture (Hontanx)

Summer 2005

FREN3306A-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306B-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)
FREN3306C-L05 Lecture (Hontanx)