French

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.
Winter 2021
No FREN course(s) were found for W2021 term.

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 2021

FREN101 Beginners' French I Sections

Basic vocabulary, the rudiments of grammar and familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world. This course is aligned with level A1 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN102 Beginners' French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 101. This course is aligned with level A1 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN201 Elementary French I Sections

Continued improvement in listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course is aligned with level A2 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN202 Elementary French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 201. This course aligned with level A2 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN301 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. This course is aligned with level B1 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN302 Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 301. This course is aligned with level B1 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN311 Introduction to Literature in French Sections

Critical reading of foundational literary texts in French from genres of prose fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and theatre.

FREN321 Critical Writing Sections

Practical tools for university-level writing in French. Apply stylistic devices and rhetorical structures to form questions and arguments, analyse literary and cultural objects, and produce a variety of essay genres.

FREN330 Introduction to Quebec Literature Sections

Survey of representative literary texts from Quebec viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

FREN331 Arts, Cultures and Society from the Middle Ages to the Revolution Sections

Exploration of early French culture and literature from the Middle Ages to the close of the Early Modern period and the French Revolution; the impact of society on the arts and vice versa.

FREN341 Arts, Cultures and Society from Romanticism to the Present Day Sections

Exploration of modern and contemporary French culture and literature from the early 19th century to the present day; the impact of society on the arts and vice versa.

FREN346 French at Work Sections

Communicative French for students preparing for a career in the francophone world. This course is aligned with the B1 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN352 French Grammar Sections

Principles of grammar theory and contextualized French grammatical concepts. Emphasis on terminology and analysis of grammatical issues. Aligned with CEFR level B2 objectives.

FREN353 Advanced French Grammar Sections

Advanced grammar theory and critical analysis of difficult French grammatical structures. Emphasis on autonomous examination of complex grammatical issues.

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.

FREN401 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. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN402 Upper-Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 401. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR.

FREN414 The Modern and Contemporary French Novel Sections

Major historical, social and artistic movements reflected in representative novels published in France from the 19th Century to the present.

FREN416 Contemporary French Literature and Culture Sections

Aesthetic and ideological trends of twentieth- and twenty-first century French literature in their historical context.

FREN419 Women's Writing Sections

Representative women's writings from the Middle Ages to the present; contemporary women's writings in the Francophone world.

FREN427 French Cinema Sections

Study of major past and contemporary French film productions.

FREN442 Cultures of the Francophone World Sections

Forms of cultural expression of the Francophone world studied in their context. Regions may include the Americas, Africa, East Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, Middle East, and/or the Pacific.

FREN451 French Phonetics Sections

Theory and practice of the sound system of the French language. Anatomy of speech production, sound discrimination, phonetic description and transcription.

FREN476 French Language and Societies Sections

Study of language in its social context, covering aspects of sociolinguistics within and across the French-speaking communities of the world.

FREN495 Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture Sections

Research on critical topics related to French literature and culture. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

FREN499 Honours Essay Sections

FREN501A Studies in Medieval French Literature - MEDIEVAL FR LIT Sections

FREN519D Studies in Old French - OLD PROVENCAL Sections

FREN520B Special Topics in French Literature - FREN LIT STUDIES Sections

FREN521B Studies in Francophone Literatures and Cultures - LIT FR-SPKG WRLD Sections

FREN556A Studies in French Language and Linguistics - FREN LANG STDIES Sections

FREN556D Studies in French Language and Linguistics - FREN LANG STDIES Sections

FREN591 Proseminar I: Research Skills and Scholarly Practices Sections

FREN592 Proseminar II: Literary and Cultural Theory Sections

FREN599A Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN599B Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

FREN699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections