French

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016

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.

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
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Winter 2016

FREN348 French Literatures in Translation I Sections

Literary works from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Not available for credit towards a Minor, Major or Honours program in French.

Literary works from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Not available for credit towards a Minor, Major or Honours program in French. May be taken up to two times for a total of 6 credits with different content. Taught in French. Prerequisite: 6 credits of first-year English, ARTS 001, or Foundations, and at least second year standing.
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Winter 2016

FREN360 Introduction to Old French Sections

The phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary of major Old French dialects; corpus of various literary texts (842-1300).

A basic introduction to the grammar, phonetics, semantics and syntax of Old French in literary texts from the ninth to the fourteenth centuries. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 223.
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Winter 2016

FREN407D Studies in Medieval French Literature - MEDIEVAL FR LIT 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.

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, Francois Villon.
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Winter 2016

FREN419A Studies in Women's Writing - STDY WOMEN WRTS Sections

Occasionally, when this course has a medieval topic, it may be counted toward the Medieval Studies Major or Minor. Please discuss this course with the Medieval Studies Advisor who will determine whether the course is eligible for the Medieval Studies Program. Taught in French. Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 330.
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Winter 2016

FREN460 Studies in Historical French Linguistics Sections

Topics may include historical phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicology.

Topics may include historical phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicology.
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Winter 2016

FREN468 Romance Linguistics Sections

The Indo-European background; Classical and Vulgar Latin; the origin, development, and spread of the Romance Languages, their vocabulary, phonology, morphology, syntax; vernacular Latin texts and Romance texts.

The Indo-European background; Classical and Vulgar Latin; the origin development and spread of the Romance Languages, their vocabulary, phonology, morphology, syntax; vernacular Latin texts and Romance texts. See Calendar for prerequisites. Cross listed as: SPAN 468, RMST 468.
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Courses Offered in Other Terms

FREN220

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

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FREN348

Literary works from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Not available for credit towards a Minor, Major or Honours program in French. May be taken up to two times for a total of 6 credits with different content. Taught in French. Prerequisite: 6 credits of first-year English, ARTS 001, or Foundations, and at least second year standing.

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FREN360

A basic introduction to the grammar, phonetics, semantics and syntax of Old French in literary texts from the ninth to the fourteenth centuries. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 223.

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FREN407D

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, Francois Villon.

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FREN419A

Occasionally, when this course has a medieval topic, it may be counted toward the Medieval Studies Major or Minor. Please discuss this course with the Medieval Studies Advisor who will determine whether the course is eligible for the Medieval Studies Program. Taught in French. Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 330.

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FREN460

Topics may include historical phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicology.

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FREN468

The Indo-European background; Classical and Vulgar Latin; the origin development and spread of the Romance Languages, their vocabulary, phonology, morphology, syntax; vernacular Latin texts and Romance texts. See Calendar for prerequisites. Cross listed as: SPAN 468, RMST 468.

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Winter 2016

FREN101 Beginners' French I Sections

Grammar, composition, reading and oral practice. Not available to students with the prerequisite for FREN 102.

FREN102 Beginners' French II Sections

Grammar, composition, reading and oral practice. Not available to students with prerequisite for FREN 111.

FREN111 Intermediate French I Sections

Not available for credit to students with FREN 12, FREN 112 or equivalent.

FREN112 Intermediate French II Sections

Not available for credit to students with FREN 12.

FREN122 Contemporary French Language and Literature I Sections

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

FREN123 Contemporary French Language and Literature II Sections

Continuation of FREN 122 with emphasis on literature, essay writing and textual analysis.

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 not be given for both FREN 215 and FREN 224 or 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. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 222 and FREN 342.

FREN223 French Language and Style II Sections

Grammar, vocabulary, composition, language in context. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 223 and FREN 343.

FREN224 An Interdisciplinary Approach to French I Sections

French language for ex-immersion students. Credit will not be granted for FREN 215 and FREN 224. Not available for credit to anyone who has received credit for FREN 222 or FREN 342.

FREN225 An Interdisciplinary Approach to French II Sections

French language for ex-immersion students. Credit will not be granted for FREN 215 and FREN 225. Not available for credit to anyone who has received credit for FREN 223 or FREN 343.

FREN328 Selected Works of African and Caribbean Literature Sections

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

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.

FREN336 The Francophone World in Images Sections

A socio-cultural study of francophone communities of Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa as seen through their films and other visual forms.

FREN342 French Practice for Non-Specialists I Sections

The program of FREN 222, for students not specializing in French. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 222 and FREN 342.

FREN343 French Practice for Non-Specialists II Sections

The program of FREN 223 for students not specializing in French. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 223 and FREN 343.

FREN349 French Literatures in Translation II Sections

Literary works since the French Revolution. Topics may include literature from France, Quebec, Africa, the Caribbean. Not available for credit towards a Minor, Major or Honours program in French.

FREN353 French Grammar Sections

Systematic study of the fundamental principles of French grammar.

FREN355 Advanced Composition Sections

Development of essay writing skills in French.

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.

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.

FREN407D Studies in Medieval French Literature - MEDIEVAL FR LIT 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.

FREN408A Studies in French Literature of the Sixteenth Century - FR 16TH CENT LIT Sections

Topics may include works by Rabelais, Montaigne, Scve, Lab, Ronsard, and DuBellay.

FREN410C Studies in French Literature of the Eighteenth Century - FR 18TH CENT LIT Sections

FREN413A Studies in French Literature of the Nineteenth Century - FR LIT 19TH CENT Sections

FREN418K Studies in African and/or Caribbean Literatures of French Expression - AFRC/CARRIBN LIT Sections

An introduction to representative works. Topics include Negritude, the evolution of post-colonial literature, and the socio-historical context of each work.

FREN420S Selected Topics in French Literature and Culture - TPCS FREN LIT Sections

Course content will vary. May be taken up to 3 times, with different content, for a maximum of 9 credits.

FREN427A Studies in Cinema - STDY IN CINEMA Sections

FREN495R Research Seminar in French - RESEARCH SEMINAR Sections

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

FREN498A Directed Reading - DIRECTED READING Sections

For fourth-year students. Focus on a topic to be agreed upon by a member of the faculty and the student. Permission of the department head and of a supervisory faculty member is required.

FREN499 Honours Essay Sections

FREN512B Studies in Literary Criticism - LIT CRITICISM Sections

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

FREN514B Problems Relating to the French Novel - PROBS FR NOVEL Sections

FREN520B Studies in French Literature - FREN LIT STUDIES Sections

FREN521D Studies in the Literature of the French-Speaking World - LIT FR-SPKG WRLD Sections

FREN548 Major Essay Sections

FREN566B Studies in French Semantics - FR SEMANTICS STD Sections

FREN599A Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN599B Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections