Undergraduate Course Descriptions

01:420:105 - French for Reading Knowledge I

  • SAS Core Learning: AHq
  • Language Taught In: Taught in English
  • Credits: 3

Offered: Fall

This course is not open to students having had 2 or more years of High School French

Course Description: This course is designed to help students, who have little or no previous French training, learn how to read French quickly and efficiently. In addition to the textbook, a variety of resources are used to practice reading French, including newspaper articles, classic French texts, and film (we learn through reading French sub-titles!). This course is taught as a reading/translation workshop, during which the class works together to develop their reading skills.

Course URL – A course website will be available on Canvas

Satisfies SAS Core Learning Goal – AHq (Understand the nature of the French language and its speakers)

With French for Reading Knowledge II (01:420:106) this course also fulfills the Global Language Proficiency Requirement for the Honors College

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy:

Regular quizzes and mini-translations have been developed with the goal of reinforcing the strategies and techniques learned during the course. In addition, there is a midterm and a final exam, consisting of a translation exercise.

Course Materials:

One required textbook (available online) is used for both 105 and 106

French for Reading. Karl C. Sandberg and Eddison C. Tatham Prentice-Hall, 1997. ISBN:9780133316032

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