Program Planning


French (FREN)

French (FREN)
Faculty of Arts and Science


Note: French courses are offered by the Department of Modern Languages.

French 1000

Beginners' French I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0
Fundamentals of spoken and written French. Use of the language laboratory.
Note: For students with little or no knowledge of French. Mandatory placement test for all registrants.
May not be taken for credit by students with French 30, 30S, 30N, 31A, 31B, 31C, or equivalent.

French 1100

Beginners' French II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0
Continuation of French 1000.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1000 or [French 10, 20, or equivalent];
A satisfactory grade in the mandatory placement test
Note: May not be taken for credit by students with French 30, 30S, 30N, 31A, 31B, 31C, or equivalent.

French 1500

Intermediate Language I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1100 or [French 30, 30S, 30N, 31A, 31B, 31C, or equivalent];
A satisfactory grade in the mandatory placement test
Note: May not be taken for credit by students with French Language Arts 30 or Français 30 or equivalent.

French 2000

Intermediate Language II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
The finer points of grammar; refinement of writing style. Further training in the skills of speaking, reading and listening comprehension. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1500, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30

French 2200

Culture and Civilization I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Contemporary French and French-Canadian culture and civilization. Use of films, tapes and texts. Oral and written French.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30

French 2250

French Immersion
Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: Immersion in a francophone milieu
Academic and living experiences in a francophone milieu. Institution to be approved by the Department. For students taking part in the French Visiting Student Programme only.
Prerequisite(s): Two French courses (6.0 credit hours) at the 2000 level with a minimum `C minus' (`C-') grade in each
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: French 2250 is a required course for Modern Languages Education: French majors and a recommended course for Modern Languages Education: French minors.
It is recommended that Modern Languages Education: French majors successfully complete French 2250 before enrolling in Professional Semester I.
French 2250 may be taken for credit by French majors in Arts and Science, but will not count toward the minimum 13 courses required for this major.

French 2300

Introduction to Literature
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Improvement of reading skills in the French language. Appreciation and understanding of francophone literature.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30

French 2400

Phonetics and Diction
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
Phonetic features of the French language; sounds, stress, rhythm, intonation, liaison, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcription system. Corrective phonetics. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30

French 3001

Advanced Language I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Structural and stylistic nuances of French.
Prerequisite(s): French 2000

French 3200

Culture and Civilization II (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A history of French or French-Canadian culture and civilization to the 20th Century. Political, social and cultural aspects. Use of films, tapes and texts. Oral and written French.
Prerequisite(s): French 2200
Recommended Background: One of French 2000 or French 2300

French 3500

Survey of French or French-Canadian Literature (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Representative literary works of France or French Canada.
Prerequisite(s): French 2300

French 3600

Literary Genres (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Nature and development of a specific genre: novel, drama, poetry, short story, essay, biography, song, children's literature or film. Appreciation and understanding of characteristic elements of the genre. Representative works by major francophone artists.
Prerequisite(s): French 2300

French 4001

Advanced Language II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Further study of the structural and stylistic nuances of French.
Prerequisite(s): French 3001

French 4002

Advanced Studies in Language (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Aspects of the French Language. Topics to be covered may include composition, translation, stylistic analysis, syntactic analysis and history of the French language.
Prerequisite(s): French 3001

French 4600

Seminar in Literature (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Selected and representative works of major authors or literary movements of a specific period or century.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 3500 or French 3600

French 4850

Selected Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Seminars on various themes or topics.
Prerequisite(s): One 3000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in language or literature, depending on the focus of the specific seminar

French 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: Variable
This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct research, report orally and submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher;
A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in French courses;
French 3001;
At least one French course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 or 4000 level in a field relevant to the thesis
Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.
See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 96), 6.c. (p. 98), and 7.c. (p. 99).