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French Studies



Undergraduate Officer
A. Ages, ML 335, ext. 2181

Students should consult the Department of French Studies undergraduate brochure, available from the departmental secretary, before each trimester, to ensure that the courses they want are offered. Budget restrictions, enrolment and availability of faculty may cause some courses to be withdrawn.

LANGUAGE

French Studies - Language Courses

Note:

  1. The Department reserves the right to refuse admission to, and/or credit for, any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course.
  2. Students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Ontario Grade 10 French or equivalent should enrol in French 151. Those with Ontario Grade 11 or Grade 12 French or equivalent should enrol in French 152.
  3. Students with Ontario Grade 13 or Ontario Academic Course French should enrol in French 192A/B and/or French 195A/196A.
  4. Students may enrol in courses for which they have secondary school antirequisites only with the written permission of the Department of French.
  5. Linguistics, Language, Civilization, and Literature courses are listed separately below.

FR 151 F,W,S 3C,1L 0.5
Basic French 1
For students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Year Two (Grade Ten in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar and basic speaking skills.
Antireq: Ontario Grade 11 French or equivalent. See above, notes 1-5

FR 152 F,W,S, 3C,1L 0.5
Basic French 2
A continuation of the work done in FR 151.
Prereq: FR 151 or equivalent
Antireq: Ontario Grade 12 French or equivalent

FR 192A F,W 4C,1L 0.5
French Language 1: Module 1
An intensive French Language course. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening oral expression, comprehension of spoken French, reading and writing skills.
Prereq: Ontario Grade 13 or Ontario Academic Course French or equivalent. See above, notes 1-5
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

FR 192B F,W,S 4C,1L 0.5
French Language 1: Module 2
Continuation of FR 192A.
Prereq: FR 192A
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

FR 192C 0.5
French Language 1: Module 3
An intensive study of the language, with emphasis on improving skills in writing French.
Prereq: Ontario Grade 13 or OAC French or equivalent

FR 208D 3C 0.5
Spoken French Through Drama
A course which will use the rehearsal and performance of a play in French as a basis for intensive oral training. Students will participate in the preparation of the play, and also do a project related to the play.
Prereq: FR 250, 250A or consent of Department

FR 250A 3C 0.5
Advanced Spoken French 2
A course intended to develop the oral and aural skills. Small group work.
Prereq: FR 250

FR 251 3C 0.5
French Language 2: Module 1
Continued intensive study of written French, with emphasis on more difficult problems of the language. Taught in French.
Prereq: Two of FR 155, 192A/B, 195A, 196A, 201 or the consent of Department
Antireq: FR 250

FR 252 3C 0.5
French Language 2: Module 2
Continued intensive study of written French, with emphasis on more difficult problems of the language. Taught in French.
Prereq: Two of FR 155, 192A/B, 195A, 196A, 201 or consent of Department
Antireq: FR 250

FR 255 3C,1L 0.5
Business French
A French language course designed to enable the student to carry on standard business practices in spoken and written French.
Prereq: Two of FR 155, 192A/B, 195A, 196A or consent of Department

FR 300A F,W 3C 0.5
Advanced Spoken French 3
An advanced level course intended to continue intensive oral and aural skill development. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 250A or consent of Department

FR 351 3C 0.5
French Language 3: Module 1
Intensive development of writing skills through a study of stylistics and advanced composition. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 251, 252 or consent of Department
Antireq: FR 300
Priority enrolment for French majors

FR 352 3C 0.5
French Language 3: Module 2
Intensive development of writing skills through a study of stylistics and advanced composition. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 251, 252 or consent of Department
Antireq: FR 300
Priority enrolment for French majors

FR 400 F,W 4C 0.5
French Language 4A
Intensive development of advanced comparative stylistics, translation and composition skills. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 351, 352 or consent of Department
Priority enrolment for French majors

FR 400A W,S 3C 0.5
Advanced Spoken French 4
Further advanced level work to continue intensive oral and aural skill development. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 300A, 400 or 452 or consent of Department

FR 452 3C 0.5
French Language 4B
Intensive study of French composition, style and grammar. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 351 and 352

LINGUISTICS

French Studies - Linguistics Courses

Note: Courses are normally taught in French. However, in the case of students not enrolled in a French Major or Honours Program, permission may be given for written assignments and examinations to be done in English.

FR 203 3C,1L 0.5
Introduction to Phonetics
An introduction to the structure of the French sound system with a view to improving pronunciation. Careful attention will be paid to the individual student's difficulties. Taught in French.
Prereq: Two of FR 155, 192A/B, 195A, 196A or consent of Department

FR 303 3C,1L 0.5
Introduction to Linguistics
This course will introduce students to a basic theoretic reflection on language. Various important schools of modern linguistic thought ranging from Saussure to Chomsky, etc. will be discussed. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 251 or 252 or consent of Department

FR 403 3C 0.5
Topics in Linguistics
An area in Linguistics of particular interest to the Instructor and the students will be chosen. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 251 or 252 or consent of Department

FR 409 3C 0.5
Medieval French Language
Introduction to the early development of French.
Prereq: FR 251 or 252 or consent of Department

CIVILIZATION

French Studies - Civilization Courses

Note: Courses are normally taught in French. However, in the case of students not enrolled in a French Major or Honours Program, permission may be given for written assignments and examinations to be done in English.

FR 291 3C 0.5
French Civilization 1
This course traces the cultural development of France from its origin to the French Revolution. Emphasis is given to the study of music, art, architecture, literature, ideas and "daily life" in their historical context.
See Note under FR 292.

FR 292 3C 0.5
French Civilization 2
This course completes the study of the cultural development of France to 1900. After that, the course emphasizes a study of life in these two areas today. Considerable attention will be paid to art, politics, industry, etc.
Prereq: FR 291 is recommended
FR 291 and 292 are taught in English. Open to Arts students in second year and higher, and to others in any year. Students in a French Major, Honours, or Minor Program may take this course as a non-French elective.

FR 393A/B 0.5/0.5
French Civilization, 1884 - 1914
Offered in the Nantes Program.
May be taken as HIST 339F/360F

FR 395A/B 0.5/0.5
French Thought
A survey of the principal thinkers and currents of ideas in France from the Renaissance to the Present. Offered in the Nantes Program.

FR 473 3C 0.5
Aspects of Quebec
A presentation of traditional and contemporary Quebec in the fields of the Arts, literature, music, politics and society. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 273)

LITERATURE

French Studies - Literature Courses

Note: Courses are normally taught in French. However, in the case of students not enrolled in a French Major or Honours Program, permission may be given for written assignments and examinations to be done in English.

FR 195A 3C 0.5
French Studies 1
A survey of French civilization and literature prior to the 18th- century and an introduction to the discipline. Language skills will be developed through dictées, composition and written assignments. Taught in French.
Prereq: OAC or Grade 13 French or equivalent
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

FR 196A 3C 0.5
French Studies 2
A survey of French civilization and literature from the 18th- century to the present. Continued emphasis on language skills through dictées, composition and written assignments. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 195A or 192A or consent of Department
Also offered at St. Jerome's College

FR 200A 3C 0.5
Introduction to French Literature 1
An overview of the major trends in the literature of France from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. A small number of authors will be selected for more detailed study. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 195A and 196A or consent of Department

FR 200B 3C 0.5
Introduction to French Literature 2
An overview of the major trends in the literature of the French- speaking world (France and Rla francophonieS) between the Revolution and the present. A small number of authors will be selected for more detailed study. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 195A and 196A or consent of Department

FR 283 3C 0.5
Modern Approaches to Reading
This course aims to help the student become a more active, perceptive, and critical reader. A number of modern concepts in the fields of language and of texts will be introduced. A major portion of the course will consist in the practical application of these concepts to various texts, chosen from outside as well as from within the traditional literary genres. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 195A and 196A or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 483)

FR 332 3C 0.5
17th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 232)

FR 343 3C 0.5
18th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of one or more aspects of the Enlightenment. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 354 3C 0.5
19th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 19th-century French literature. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
Antireq: FR 254

FR 363 3C 0.5
20th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 20th-century French literature. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 375 3C 0.5
Contemporary French-Canadian Novel
A study of selected texts by modern French-Canadian authors. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 275)

FR 410 3C 0.5
Medieval French Literature
An introduction to French literature of the Middle Ages through the study of representative texts, including excerpts from the epic, courtly and satirical works. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 424 3C 0.5
16th-Century French Literature
A focussed study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500- 1600) writing. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 471 3C 0.5
French-Canadian Literature
A detailed study of a selected genre or aspect of French-Canadian literature. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 371/372)

FR 482 3C 0.5
Study of Individual Authors
Each year a different author is the subject of specialized study to permit an in depth exploration of her/his literary qualities. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 485 3C 0.5
French Women Writers
A study of selected works by women writers in France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The course will focus on the literary features of these works and on their value as reflections of the position of women in French society throughout the period. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department
(Formerly FR 391)

FR 487 3C 0.5
African and Caribbean French Literature
A detailed survey of selected Francophone writers from outside Europe and Canada. Taught in French.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

FR 497 0.5
Children's Literature in French
This course deals with French and French-Canadian literature from the 17th-century to the present. The focus will be on the short story and the novel, narrative techniques and the evolution of writing for young people.
Offered at St. Jerome's College

FR 490-498 0.5
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 200A/B or consent of Department

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