French

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2019

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 2019

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.

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 2019
No FREN course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019
No FREN course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019

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 2019
No FREN course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019
No FREN course(s) were found for W2019 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 2019

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.

FREN111 Elementary French I Sections

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

FREN112 Elementary French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 111. This course aligned with level A2 objectives of the CEFR.

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

FREN123 Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 122. This course is aligned with level B1 objectives of the CEFR.

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.

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

FREN225 Upper-Intermediate French II Sections

A continuation of FREN 224. This course is aligned with level B2 objectives of the CEFR.

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.

FREN334 French Civilization II Sections

A historically based approach to French civilization and culture from the Third Republic to the present, completed by a thematic study of contemporary French culture.

FREN346 French at Work Sections

Communicative French for students preparing for a career in the francophone world. Not available for credit toward a Minor, Major, or Honours degree in French. Language of instruction is French. This course is aligned with the B1 objectives of the CEFR.

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.

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.

FREN416B Studies in French Literature since 1900 - FR LIT SINC 1900 Sections

FREN418K 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.

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

FREN420A 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

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.

FREN498B 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

FREN501B Studies in Medieval French Literature - MEDIEVAL FR LIT Sections

FREN511A Studies in Contemporary French Literature - CONTEMP FR LIT Sections

FREN511D Studies in Contemporary French Literature - CONTEMP FR LIT Sections

FREN512A Studies in Literary Criticism - LIT CRITICISM Sections

FREN513A Studies in French-Canadian Literature - FR CANADIAN LIT Sections

FREN521A Studies in Francophone Literatures and Cultures - LIT FR-SPKG WRLD Sections

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