RLFR 101
Introduction to French Language and Francophone Cultures Fall 2021
Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
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This year-long course offers a complete introduction to the French language and is designed to help you become fully conversant in French by focusing on four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Through daily practice, class activities, interactive discussion, listening exercises, written work, reading assignments, and active engagement with music, video, and film, you will quickly gain confidence and increasing facility with your abilities to speak and understand both spoken and written French. In addition, our study of grammar, vocabulary, and communication skills will be organized around an engaging and dynamic introduction to a variety of French-speaking cultures around the world, from France and Belgium, to Québec and Martinique, to Sénégal and Morocco. Conducted in French.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 1672
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, workbook exercises and compositions, chapter tests, midterms, and final exams
Prerequisites: none; for students who have never formally studied French; students who have previously studied French (in any formal course, at any level) must take the French Placement Test in late August or early September
Enrollment Preferences: all are welcome, but if over-enrolled, preference will be given to first-year and second-year students and those with compelling justification for admission
Unit Notes: RLFR 101-102 is a year-long course; credit granted only if both semesters (RLFR 101 and 102) are taken. RLFR 101-102 students must also take the French Winter Study Course.
Distributions: Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: Through its focus on French and Francophone cultures around the world, this course enables students to gain both linguistic and cultural proficiency, and to engage with the great diversity of colonial and post-colonial cultures, histories, and identities in France and Belgium, Québec and Martinique, Sénégal and Morocco.

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