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: 3-1-0
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: 3-1-0
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
Further development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s):
French 1500
Substantially Similar:
French 2001
Note:
May not be taken for credit by students with French Language Arts 30 or Français 30 or equivalent.

French 2001

Intermediate Language for Immersion Graduates
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
A language course for French immersion graduates with an emphasis on written skills and grammatical concepts. Use of the
language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s):
French Language Arts 30 or Français 30 or equivalent.
Substantially Similar:
French 2000
Note:
May not be taken for credit by students with French 1500 or French 2000.

French 2200

Culture and Civilization I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Aspects of modern French and French-Canadian culture and civilization. Study of texts, audio, and visual materials.
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 Modern Literature and Literary Analysis
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to literary analysis through reading and writing about French poetry and prose from 1789 to the present day.
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):
One of French 2000 or French 2001

French 3100

Survey of Pre-Revolutionary French Literature
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of French literature before the revolution of 1789. Study of a variety of genres and major authors.
Prerequisite(s):
French 2300
Equivalent:
French 3500 (French Literature Before 1789) (prior to 2009/2010)

French 3200

Culture and Civilization II (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Selected periods or themes in French or French-Canadian culture and civilization. Political, social, and cultural aspects. Study of texts, audio, and visual materials.
Prerequisite(s):
French 2200
Recommended Background:
One of French 2000, French 2001, or French 2300

French 3450

Phonetics and Diction
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
The theory and practice of phonetic features of the French language. Topics may include: sounds, stress, rhythm, intonation, syllabification, liaison, acoustic analysis, phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. English-French comparative phonetics. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s):
One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30
Equivalent:
French 2400 (prior to 2009/2010)

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 3100, 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. 98), 6.c. (p. 100), and 7.c. (p. 101).