FRE 207 - Cinema for French Conversation
In this course, students will improve their French conversational skills through the discussion of films in French. Student presentations will help the student improve their public speaking skills. In addition, the students will improve their listening comprehension through exposure to native speech. The films will introduce students to culture, some history, vernacular speech and regional accents. This course offers a new and different vision of language learning and use. The films serve as a catalyst for thought provoking cultural and linguistic examination. This offers the students the ability to express themselves and to expose themselves to the diversity of cultures in the many French speaking countries. The students will broaden their knowledge and analyze, compare and enrich their vocabulary and hone their analytic and critical thinking skills through their enhancement, solidification of the acknowledge of the language, and its variety of uses. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Prerequisite: FRE 104, or excellence in High School French 5, or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the spoken language at the intermediate level by recognizing and comprehending films that use colloquial expressions and a wide variety of language.
2. Expand conversation skills through mastery of new vocabulary.
3. Contrast cultural values that are portrayed in American films with cultural values that are portrayed in French-language films.
4. Demonstrate an ability to express opinions and justify opinions based on points of view or facts from a film.
5. Name the main events of a film's plot using the past and perfect tenses in French.
6. Describe the main and supporting characters.
7. Describe the director's background, viewpoints, previous films and recurring themes through documented research.
Course Offered Fall and Spring