Lake Superior State University

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† FR 351 Advanced Conversation & Composition I

Fall 2004


Course Description:


††††††††††† Extensive reading, debating, writing, related to contemporary issues within the francophone world as expressed in books, newspapers, films, and television programs.Further practice of translation and interpretation.Course conducted essentially in French.




††††††††††† Help students achieve a sufficient level of competency in speaking French as spoken by a proficient speaker at normal conversational tempo on non-technical general topics, and to write well structured compositions, essays, reports, and letters, in a clear, concise style, exempt from spelling mistakes.




1.                  Directed reading of a contemporary French play

2.                  Condensed narrative writing from the play

3.                  Presentations and discussion from French TV programs

4.                  Presentations and debates from French weekly press

5.                  Exercises of translation-interpretation

6.                  Oral presentations from film sequences

7.                  Final examination

††††††††††††††††††††††††† All written materials should be systematically corrected and re-written




††††††††††††† Marcel Pagnol, Fanny, Edition Le Fallois, Paris

††††††††††††† Weekly magazines:Express, Le Nouvel Observateur

††††††††††††† Television programs: TV5

††††††††††††† Long-feature movie:Fanny




††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Attendance & participation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20%

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Narrative writing from the play††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20%

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Translation-interpretation††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Presentations & debates†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 30%

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oral presentations from film sequences††††††††††††† 10%

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Final examination††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%




Disability Services and Accommodation for Students:


††††††††††††† In compliance with Lake Superior State University policy and equal access laws, disability-related accommodations or services are available.Students who desire such services are to meet with the professor in a timely manner, preferably the first week of class, to discuss their disability-related needs.Students will not receive services until they register with the Resource Center for Students with Disabilities (RCSD).Proper registration will enable the RCSD to verify the disability and determine reasonable academic accommodations.RCSD is located in South Hall Office 206.The telephone number is (906) 635-2454.


Academic Misconduct:


††††††††††††† Scholastic misconduct may be cause for a failing grade, and information may be placed about the incident in the studentís permanent file in the Office of Academic Affairs.Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing, misrepresenting work, or interfering with someone elseís work.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Instructor:†††† Dr. Marcel E. Pichot

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Office:†††††††††††† Library 318

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hours: Wednesdays 9-12 then 1:00-2:00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Telephone:††††† (906) 635-2118

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E-mail:†††††††††††