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Advanced students expand vocabulary and develop reading skills while engaging in lively discussions surrounding a French novel or translated American novel in its unabridged version. A translation and written explanations of idioms and unfamiliar conversational structures are included as well as questions to facilitate discussion and articulate understanding into written form. The story and what it suggests about the larger culture provide topics for in-class conversations. Film clips and short newspaper articles further explore relevant cultural issues. Students gain a “feel” for the culture and the cultural differences through the class’ unique combination of structured reading and open conversation.

Note: Part A, B, and C need not be taken in sequential order. Recommended prerequisite: "French for Communication V", or the equivalent.

Course Number: LAFR-40037
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)