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- FR 272C
- Course Title:
- Readings in French Literature (Women Writers)
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Course DescriptionEmphasizes skills for reading in French. Reading and discussion of accessible works of French prose and poetry written by women. Recommended: Completion of second year French at the college level, simultaneous enrollment in FR 203, FR 251 or FR 257; or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
FR 272C is designed to provide advanced students of French with the opportunity to study French literature and to increase their skills in listening, reading, speaking, and vocabulary usage. FR 272 focuses on literature in French written by women. The course is offered for one transfer credit hour per term and counts in the distribution requirements and meets the diversity requirement for the AA degree; it counts as a general education requirement for other associate degrees.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Improved ability to read, analyze, and discuss French literature
- Improved speaking, reading and writing skills through student practice (A generally sound foundation in grammar and vocabulary is assumed, and grammar will not be the subject of the course. French will be used at all times.)
- Recognizes and approaches cultural differences and different literary interpretations with respect and open-mindedness
Course Activities and Design
Students must meet with the teacher in a weekly conference and have done prior reading and preparation. In the conference, students will discuss what they have read. Some written work is required. French will be used for all work and discussions. Students should plan on one to two hours of outside work for each conference session.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Student attendance and participation will be appraised to determine improvement in student's ability to understand and analyze literary texts
- Contextual written assignments (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural and aural competencies
- Individual and/or group presentations which may contain audio or visual components
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
THEMES, CONCEPTS AND ISSUES
A study of selected works by women writers in France during the 20th-century. The course will focus on the literary features of these works and on their value as reflections of the position of women in French society throughout the period.
There will be a strong emphasis on reading skill development. Pre and post-reading activities will be assigned and discussed for each text and author as well as comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises to increase knowledge and confidence in reading and discussing literature. Readings may include fictional short stories, folklore, poetry, theatrical texts, song lyrics, newspaper and/or magazine articles, film scripts, among others.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- Improved reading and conversation skills
- Improved critical analysis of literary texts
- Improved knowledge of cultural and gender differences
- Increased critical thinking skills
- Small group collaboration
- Speaking and listening reflectively