3645004 French Language and Literature

Numbering Code U-LET21 33645 SJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language フランス語 Day/Period Thu.4
Instructor name Justine LE FLOC'H (Graduate School of Letters Program-Specific Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course aims to help students increase their conversation ability while introducing them to French contemporary society and culture.
Particular emphasis will be placed on interactional skills and class time will be spent engaging in debates and other speaking exercises.
Various documents will be used, such as articles, radio or tv programs, documentaries, songs, etc. The course will address cultural, social and political issues. Each lecture will focus on a different topic.
Course Goals This course is designed to help students:
- gain confidence and experience in public speaking
- improve their argumentative skills
- engage in critical thinking and debate with others
- explore intercultural issues
- develop a deeper understanding of French contemporary society and culture
Schedule and Contents After an introductory lecture (week 1) presenting the goals and exercices of the course, we will debate on various themes, through written and visual documents (weeks 2-14). This class requires active oral participation.
Total : 14 classes and 1 feedback (week 15)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attendance and participation are essential for this course. Students are expected to fully and actively participate by expressing their own thoughts or opinions, but also listening carefully to others and asking questions. The students will be evaluated through continuous assessment : this includes oral participation, interaction with the others, but also a short presentation in front of the class.
Course Requirements The course is open to all students as soon as they can speak and understand enough French to read the documents and participate in a discussion.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are invited to read the documents before the class.