FLS120 - Francophone Language and Culture

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Subject Title
Francophone Language and Culture

Subject Description
This is an introductory subject for students with minimal or no previous French experience.    The course offers a way of approaching French language study by exploring selected topics in  Francophone literature and culture.  In this course, students will learn some basic structures and vocabulary of the French language through interactive work, participation in listening activities, question/answer and role playing based on real-life situations and free conversation. Cultural awareness will be acquired through reading a variety of texts in translation and relating them to selected topics in Francophone culture.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category for Seneca Diploma programs.

Students who have taken FLS100 cannot take FLS120 as a general education credit.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

·         Analyze ideas, values and customs reflected in the literature of Francophone cultures
·         Contrast the ideas, values and customs of various  Francophone cultures
·         Connect literary works to current social, economic and political topics in the Francophone world
·         Identify the differences between conventional stereotypes and reality
·         Conduct a rudimentary conversation in French

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.