FALL 2020 ADDITIONAL COURSE OFFERING
FREN 3034 Advanced Oral Expression – “Contemporary Culture in Conversation”.
Mon/Wed 3.30-4.45 pm.
Taught by Deborah McGrady
This class will be centered on discussion about contemporary current events and practices in France. Using French online newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, this course will allow students to learn and reflect on issues that are of immediate concern to their francophone contemporaries. Topics to be discussed will be largely based on student-driven interests, but likely topics will include education, family life, business culture, immigration, the arts, and Franco-American relations. In addition to engaged involvement in class discussions, students will be graded based on in-class presentations (individual and group), an audio and/or video contribution to a class web-journal, and a final oral exam.
(Pre-requisite: FREN 3031 and either completion of FREN 3032 or concurrent enrollment in FREN 3032). This course is not intended for students who are native speakers of French or whose secondary education was in French schools.