Intermediate French

Course Details

Course Number: FREN 2133  Section Number: 101

Fall 2013

Location: Prothro-Yeager Hall

Classroom Number: 204

Days & Times:

9:30-10:50 TR



Course Attachments

Syllabus  2133syllabusfall2013-20130906-163238.pdf

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Mrs. Juliana Kay Lehman-Felts   
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Course Objectives

The goal of second-year studies in French is to improve each student’s ability to speak, read, comprehend (at both spoken and written levels), and write in French, while the student learns more about French culture and the contrasts between French and American cultures.  The required texts for the course are Vis-à-vis, 4th edition and the accompanying 4th edition workbook.


Course Expectations

Homework is assigned for each class and involves completing activities begun in class or preparing new activities. In-class assessments (a short quiz, reading comprehension, speaking exercises) occur about once a week. Grading for these and other assessments will be based on mastery of information and sustained effort and/or improvement.

            Because attendance is crucial in a proficiency-based class such as this, attendance will be counted in with oral participation. After six absences, excused or otherwise, a student is dropped from the class. If special cases arise that cause repeated absences, see me. Repeated late arrival will count as an absence as well.

Tutors may be available through the Foreign Language Department for a small fee. If interested, please ask at the Foreign Language Office (BW 119) about tutor availability. 


Grading Standards

Grading for the class will be based on the following elements:

Homework/Oral Participation:  20%

Quizzes/Lab:  25%

Tests:  30%

Final:  25%


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Because attendance is crucial in a proficiency-based class such as this, it is important you come to class. After six absences, excused or otherwise, a student is dropped from the class. If special cases arise that cause repeated absences, see me. Repeated late arrival will count as an absence as well.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.