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UVU French Bridge 3116 Syllabus

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

UVU French Bridge Course Registration Number (CRN-32330)

Title:  FRNCH 3116- Adventure and Discovery: Journeys through the French and Francophone Worlds (Aventures et Découvertes: Voyages à travers les mondes français et francophones)

Instructors:

Mme Michaela Cottle: michaelac@provo.edu

Mme Nathalie LeBras: nathaliel@provo.edu

Course Description:

The themes of discovery and adventure can be found in many cultural artifacts and literature in the French and Francophone worlds. Students will explore themes of discovery, adventure and journey in the French and Francophone worlds through the prism of the fine arts, history, music, texts, film, and other areas. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches such as project-based instruction, class discussion, and reaction papers.

The course is conducted entirely in French and students are expected to follow this rule at all times in class or they will lose participation points.

HOW TO ENROLL?

uvu.edu/concurrent

(If you are a first-time DLI Bridge course student, you will need your student and parent email addresses, your Social Security Number and a credit card information to pay the $35 UVU admission fee and the course tuition fee $15.)

Students will receive a UVU ID # on their email that is necessary in order to complete the registration process. Returning DLI Bridge course students, will start at Step 2 in the registration process and only need to pay the $15 tuition fee each time for the DLI Bridge course.

Learning Expectations

Language Proficiency Guidelines:

Students will be able to talk in detail and in an organized way about events and experiences in various time frames, to confidently handle routine situations with an unexpected complication, and to share their point of view in discussions on some complex cultural and historical issues.

Intercultural Communication Guidelines:

By the end of this course, students will be able to 1) compare and contrast their own culture with the French and Francophone cultures especially when related to history, adventure, and discovery, 2) explain some diversity among French and Francophone Products and Practices and how it relates to Perspectives, 3) interact at a competent level in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts.

Learning Outcomes

1.  Identify, describe, and explain the historical, political, social, and artistic significance of French and Francophone cultural Products, Practices, and Perspectives.

2.  Compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences between French and Francophone cultures, and the learner’s own cultures.

3.  Describe a variety of culturally authentic Products—film, audio, paintings, music, literature excerpts, and cultural texts—representing adventure, discovery and journey.

4.  Argue and defend one’s position on different cultural Products from multiple Perspectives, in order to develop critical thinking skills.

 

Assessment of Progress

Learning Assessments:

Students will need to complete the following assessments per unit, which will help develop critical thinking:

Short reflections

Classroom discussions

Oral presentations

Oral and written expression

Projects

 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION

Course Preparation (Canvas entries and assigned readings): 20%

Class participation: notes, quizzes and collaboration among students: 20%

Written assignments:

·       journal entries (Y) 10%,

·       compositions/essays 20%

Presentations, projects: 30%

Grades will be calculated according to the UVU grading scale. Note that grades are not curved.

Note: Departmental policy states that students must have at least a final grade of C to pass the course.

Course Materials

Classroom Procedures

1.     PREPARATION, ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

Class attendance and participation are essential to your progress in this course. Persistent, active in-class participation develops your speaking and writing. Therefore, it is essential that you attend class. Class time will be devoted to speaking and writing; therefore, you must prepare the material assigned before coming to class. Your professor will record a participation grade for each student on a bi-weekly basis. Not coming to class will lower your class participation grade.

Note: The course is entirely in French. Points will be deducted if students speak English in the classroom. You are also expected to refrain from using cell phone and disruptive behavior (chatting, reading the paper, doing your homework, etc.) Engaging in these activities will result in a lower participation score.

2.  RULES IN THE CLASSROOM

·                  Speak in French 100% of the time.

·                  Turn in your homework and complete your assignments on time.

·                  Be respectful towards others.

·                  Participate actively in every class.

·                  Follow your Timpview High School rules.

·                  It is inappropriate to record images or conversations of staff members without their permission.

3.  Late Work Policy
It is the responsibility of the student to get and complete his/her missing work. Students can find assignments and instructions on our class Canvas page. Assignments/projects that are due on the day a student is absent will be due upon the student’s return to class.

It is to the instructors’ discretion to deal with unexcused absences.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Admissions / Enrollment Open
February 11, 2019
NEW STUDENT Official AP Scores received
September 4, 2019
(complete request through College Board)
LAST DAY- Admissions Deadline
August 30, 2019
Drop Course Deadline
October 18, 2019
LAST DAY to Register for Course
September 6, 2019
Deadline to Withdraw from Class
January 14, 2019

Progress Reports and Report Cards

CRITICAL INFORMATION

In order to receive credits for the course towards a major/minor, students will need to receive a minimum grade of a C. The final university grade remains on the transcript forever. Should any student miss assignments or have a zero, it is his/her responsibility to contact the high school teacher and the university representative who will decide on the course of action.

Connecting Home to School

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

French Bridge Program

Course Registration Number (CRN-32330) /Title:  FRNCH 3116- Adventure and Discovery: Journeys through the French and Francophone Worlds (Aventures et Découvertes: Voyages à travers les mondes français et francophones)

Course Description:

The themes of discovery and adventure can be found in many cultural artifacts and literature in the French and Francophone worlds. Students will explore themes of discovery, adventure and journey in the French and Francophone worlds through the prism of the fine arts, history, music, texts, film, and other areas. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches such as project-based instruction, class discussion, and reaction papers.

The course is conducted entirely in French and students are expected to follow this rule at all times in class or they will lose participation points.

HOW TO ENROLL?

uvu.edu/concurrent

(If you are a first-time DLI Bridge course student, you will need your student and parent email addresses, your Social Security Number and a credit card information to pay the $35 UVU admission fee and the course tuition fee $15.)

Students will receive a UVU ID # on their email that is necessary in order to complete the registration process. Returning DLI Bridge course students, will start at Step 2 in the registration process and only need to pay the $15 tuition fee each time for the DLI Bridge course.