FJI3A024X Practical French VI

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Christophe Gérard L. Cusimano (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Vurm, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Fri 19. 3. 11:40–13:15 G11, 14:10–15:45 G11, Fri 9. 4. 11:40–13:15 G11, 14:10–15:45 G11
FJI3A021X Practical French V
The course requires fluency in French. Consequently, it is only open to at least third year students.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In this course, we seek out to provide to the students, already familiar with the work of argumentation and essay, some tools to master the scientific discourse patterns : in that way, we particularly focus on the various kinds of logical reasoning and their expression. We try to initiate the students into the difficulties and the methods of the scientific articles. Indeed, the final assessment of the course requires them to be able to write a paper themselves.
  • A. Research at university I. Analysis methods II. Problems of thesis statements III. Morality and argumentation
  • B. The scientific reasoning I. Typology of reasoning units II. How to develop arguments ? III. How to convince ?
  • C. Implementation to the scientific articles I. Méthodology of articles writing II. The textual norms III. Practical examples
  • BEAUD M., 2003, L’art de la thèse, Paris, La Découverte, Repères.
  • BIYOGO G., 2005, Traité de méthodologie et d’épistémologie de la recherche, Paris, L’Harmattan.
  • GUIDERE M., 2003, Méthodologie de la recherche, Paris, Ellipses.
  • LEBRUN J.-L., 2007, Guide pratique de rédaction scientifique – Comment écrire pour le lecteur scientifique international, Les Ulis, EDP Sciences.
  • MEYER B., 1996, Maîtriser l’argumentation – Exercices et corrigés, Paris, Cursus, Armand Colin.
  • POCHET B., 2009, La rédaction d’un article scientifique – Petit guide pratique adapté aux sciences appliquées et aux sciences de la vie à l’heure du libre accès, Gembloux, Presses agronomiques de Gembloux.
Teaching methods
Lecture: exposition and definitions of basic terms and their exemplification on different types of specific text (recordings), proceeding from diverse registers. Seminar: application of theoretical knowledge on authentic texts (recordings). During their presentations students show their ability to interconnect on their own their theoretical knowledge and practical analysis of a specific text.
Assessment methods
The examination of the course is divided in two parts : the first part which takes form of an assessment concerning the theoretical elements (50% of the final grade) ; the second one which consists in writing a scientific article (50% of the final grade). As these exams take part of a continuous assessment, no final examination is scheduled.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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