Courses

Winter 2018

FREN101 Beginners' French I Sections

Basic vocabulary, the rudiments of grammar and familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world.

FREN102 Beginners' French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 101.

FREN111 Elementary French I Sections

Continued improvement in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

FREN112 Elementary French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 111.

FREN122 Intermediate French I Sections

Refinement of reading, writing and speaking skills through the study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents of the French-speaking world.

FREN123 Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 122.

FREN124 Keeping Up Your French Sections

Task-based entry-level course for non-specialists. Credits from this course may not count towards a Major or Minor in French, nor as prerequisite to subsequent core courses in French.

FREN215 Oral French Practice Sections

Opportunities for students already well-grounded in grammar to improve their oral skills. Credit will be granted for only one of FREN 215 or FREN 224 and FREN 225.

FREN220 Introduction to Early French Literature and to Textual Analysis Sections

Students will familiarize themselves with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to representative works from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, including theatre, fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program.

FREN221 Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis Sections

Students will familiarize themselves with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to representative works from the 18th century to the present, including theatre, fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program.

FREN222 French Language and Style I Sections

Grammar, vocabulary, composition, language in context.

FREN223 French Language and Style II Sections

Grammar, vocabulary, composition, language in context.

Instructor(s): Rouget, Christine

FREN224 Upper-Intermediate French I Sections

Communicative proficiency at an autonomous level: vocabulary enrichment, pronunciation practice, grammatical analysis and development of efficient reading and writing techniques.

FREN225 Upper-Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 224.

Instructor(s): Palisse, Stéphanie

FREN280 Introduction to Qubcois Literature Literature and Culture (in English) Sections

An introduction to the historical, political and cultural contexts that influenced the development of literature and culture in Qubec.

FREN328 Selected Works of African and Caribbean Literature Sections

Representative works from different genres, viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

FREN329 Selected Works of European French Literature Sections

Representative works viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Instructor(s): Laroussi, Farid

FREN330 Selected Works of Quebecois Literature Sections

Representative works viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

FREN335 French-Canadian Civilization Sections

A thematic approach to selected topics in French-Canadian culture and civilization.

FREN348 French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution (in English) Sections

A study of French literature through reading and analysis of translated works.

Instructor(s): Moran, Patrick

FREN353 French Grammar Sections

Systematic study of the fundamental principles of French grammar.

Instructor(s): Curat, Hervé

FREN355 Advanced Composition Sections

Development of essay writing skills in French.

Instructor(s): Simpson, Anne

FREN370 Introduction to French Linguistics Sections

A survey of basic terminology, methods, problems, and theoretical trends in French linguistics, specifically designed to provide students with a foundation for advanced language study in French.

Instructor(s): Curat, Hervé

FREN371 Introduction to French Literary Theory and Methodology Sections

A survey of basic terminology, methods, problems, and theoretical trends in French literary criticism, specifically designed to provide students with a foundation for advanced study of literature in French.

Instructor(s): Frelick, Nancy

FREN380 Foundations of French Cultural Identity (in English) Sections

Aspects of French culture through a set of key concepts that cut across French history, politics, and social structures. Not available for credit toward a Minor, Major or Honours program in French.

Instructor(s): Godfrey, Sima

FREN407 Studies in Medieval French Literature Sections

Literary texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. Topics may include the epic, Tristan texts, Arthurian texts, the short narrative, satirical texts, religious drama, secular drama, lyric poetry, didactic poetry, Franois Villon.

Instructor(s): Moran, Patrick

FREN410E Studies in French Literature of the Eighteenth Century - FR 18TH CENT LIT Sections

FREN413C Studies in French Literature of the Nineteenth Century - FR LIT 19TH CENT Sections

Instructor(s): Godfrey, Sima

FREN418J Studies in African and/or Caribbean Literatures of French Expression - AFRC/CARRIBN LIT Sections

An advanced course in francophone literature. Topics include francophone literary movements, postcolonial studies, and critical readings of literary works from Africa and the Caribbean.

FREN425A Studies in French Autobiography - STDY FRN AUTOBIO Sections

Instructor(s): Laroussi, Farid

FREN470A Studies in Modern French Linguistics - MODRN FR LING Sections

Instructor(s): Winder, William

FREN483A Studies in Literature and History - STDY LIT&HISTORY Sections

Instructor(s): Sarkonak, Ralph

FREN495 Research Seminar in French Sections

Research on critical topics related to selected literary works. Limited enrolment: required of honours, but open to majors students in French.

FREN499 Honours Essay Sections

FREN502A Studies in Sixteenth-Century Literature - 16TH CENT LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Frelick, Nancy

FREN503A Studies in Seventeenth-Century Literature - 17TH CENT FR LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Hodgson, Richard

FREN511A Studies in Contemporary French Literature - CONTEMP FR LIT Sections

Instructor(s): Laroussi, Farid

FREN512A Studies in Literary Criticism - LIT CRITICISM Sections

Instructor(s): Zhang, Gaoheng

FREN514A Problems Relating to the French Novel - PROBS FR NOVEL Sections

Instructor(s): Sarkonak, Ralph

FREN521A Studies in the Literature of the French-Speaking World - LIT FR-SPKG WRLD Sections

FREN548 Major Essay Sections

FREN599A Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN599B Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections