FREN122

Contemporary French Language and Literature I

A review of French grammar and an introduction to contemporary literature written in French, with emphasis on essay writing and textual analysis.

Activities will include:

  • an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence
  • an introduction to a variety of literary texts by French and other francophone authors
  • an introduction to the study of a substantial literary work
  • an introduction to simple essay-writing in French.

Three hours a week devoted to grammar, literature and essay-writing. Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here.

Required texts:
Denise Rochat, Contrastes. 2nd ed. Pearson, 2009.
Ying Chen, Les Lettres chinoises.

Recommended:
Collins-Robert, French-English English-French Dictionary (hard cover edition)

Course website:
The website for this course is availabe through Connect.

Prerequisite:
One of French 12, FREN 112, FREN 121 or equivalent.

Note:
Successful completion of French 122 leads to French 123 and further courses in French language and/or literature.
French 122 cannot be taken concurrently with 123 without the permission of an undergraduate advisor in French.

Language of instruction: French

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