Fall 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The purpose of this workshop is to help students meet the school's requirements for advanced reading and comprehension of French by M.A. and Ph.D. candidates. They should have attained at least intermediate competency (usually equivalent to four semesters of college French courses) before registration.
Coursework includes textual analysis as well as some supplementary grammar review, designed to facilitate the decoding of texts in various fields of the arts and humanities (history, literature, and aesthetic studies). The final examination for the workshop is also the program's language proficiency exam, which consists of two translation passages (one from a primary source, the other from a secondary source).
The instructor will provide packets of texts for students to translate each week at home. She will also furnish additional materials upon which quizzes will be based (i.e., lists of essential verbs and idioms, discussions of common structures, translation, tips, etc.).
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A final grade will be awarded based on student participation, quizzes, homework, assignments, and the final examination.