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French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts

FREN: French

All French courses titled "Studies in ....", as well as FREN 348, FREN 349, FREN 495 and FREN 498, may be taken twice for credit with different content, to a maximum of 6 credits.


FREN 101 (3) Beginners' French I
Grammar, composition, reading and oral practice. Not available to students with the prerequisite for FREN 102.
FREN 102 (3) Beginners' French II
Grammar, composition, reading and oral practice. Not available to students with prerequisite for FREN 111.
Prerequisite: FREN 101 or equivalent.
FREN 111 (3) Intermediate French I
Not available for credit to students with FREN 12, FREN 112 or equivalent.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 11, FREN 102 or equivalent.
FREN 112 (3) Intermediate French II
Not available for credit to students with FREN 12.
Prerequisite: FREN 111 or equivalent.
FREN 122 (3) Contemporary French Language and Literature I
A review of French grammar and an introduction to contemporary literature written in French, with emphasis on essay writing and textual analysis.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 12, FREN 112 or equivalent.
FREN 123 (3) Contemporary French Language and Literature II
Continuation of FREN 122 with emphasis on literature, essay writing and textual analysis.
Prerequisite: FREN 122 or assignment based on placement test.
FREN 124 (3) Keeping Up Your French
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.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 12, FREN 112 or equivalent.
FREN 215 (6) Oral French Practice
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.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 123, FREN 124.
FREN 220 (3) Introduction to Early French Literature and to Textual Analysis
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.
Prerequisite: FREN 123 or assignment based on placement test.
FREN 221 (3) Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis
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.
Prerequisite: FREN 123 or assignment based on placement test.
FREN 222 (3) French Language and Style I
Grammar, vocabulary, composition, language in context.
Prerequisite: FREN 123. Or assignment based on placement test.
FREN 223 (3) French Language and Style II
Grammar, vocabulary, composition, language in context.
Prerequisite: FREN 222. Or assignment based on placement test.
FREN 224 (3) An Interdisciplinary Approach to French I
French language for ex-immersion students. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 215 and FREN 224. Not available for credit to anyone who has received credit for FREN 222.
Prerequisite: FREN 12.
FREN 225 (3) An Interdisciplinary Approach to French II
French language for ex-immersion students. Credit will not be granted for both FREN 215 and FREN 225. Not available for credit to anyone who has received credit for FREN 223.
Prerequisite: FREN 224.
FREN 280 (3) Introduction to Québécois Literature in Translation
An overview of the novel and theatre of Quebec in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
FREN 328 (3) Selected Works of African and Caribbean Literature
Representative works from different genres, viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221.
FREN 329 (3) Selected Works of European French Literature
Representative works viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221.
FREN 330 (3) Selected Works of Quebecois Literature
Representative works viewed in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221.
FREN 333 (3) French Civilization I
A historically based approach to French civilization and culture from their origins to the Third Republic (1875).
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221, FREN 223. Or permission of the instructor.
FREN 334 (3) French Civilization II
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.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221, FREN 223 or permission of the instructor.
FREN 335 (3) French-Canadian Civilization
A thematic approach to selected topics in French-Canadian culture and civilization.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221, FREN 223 or permission of the instructor.
FREN 336 (3) The Francophone World in Images
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.
Prerequisite: FREN 223.
FREN 344 (3) Techniques of Oral Expression in French I
Training in formal oral presentation in French. Emphasis on structured expression and oral delivery. Not available for credit toward a Major or Honours Program in French.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 215, FREN 225. 68% or better in FREN 215 is recommended.
FREN 345 (3) Techniques of Oral Expression in French II
Further training in formal oral presentation in French. Emphasis on structured expression and oral delivery. Not available for credit toward the Honours Program in French.
Prerequisite: FREN 344.
FREN 346 (3) French at Work
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 not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: FREN 123.
FREN 348 (3-6) d French Literatures in Translation I
Literary works from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Not available for credit towards a Minor, Major or Honours program in French.
Prerequisite: Second year standing or higher. At least 6 credits of English, or equivalent, is strongly recommended.
FREN 349 (3-6) d French Literatures in Translation II
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.
Prerequisite: Second year standing or higher. At least 6 credits of English, or equivalent, is strongly recommended.
FREN 351 (3) Corrective French Phonetics
Theory and practice of French pronunciation, corrective phonetics; foundation for the phonetic transcription of international French.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221, FREN 223.
FREN 353 (3) French Grammar
Systematic study of the fundamental principles of French grammar.
Prerequisite: FREN 223 or equivalent.
FREN 355 (3) Advanced Composition
Development of essay writing skills in French.
Prerequisite: FREN 223 or equivalent.
FREN 357 (3) Translation I
Comparative study of French and English through translation.
Prerequisite: FREN 223 or equivalent.
FREN 360 (3) Introduction to Old French
The phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary of major Old French dialects; corpus of various literary texts (842-1300).
Prerequisite: FREN 223.
FREN 370 (3) Introduction to French Linguistics
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.
Prerequisite: FREN 223.
FREN 371 (3) Introduction to French Literary Theory and Methodology
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.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 220, FREN 221.
FREN 380 (3) Foundations of French Cultural Identity (in English)
Aspects of French culture through a set of key concepts that cut across French history, politics, and social structures. Not available for credit toward a Minor, Major or Honours program in French.
Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
FREN 407 (3/6) d Studies in Medieval French Literature
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, François Villon.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 408 (3/6) d Studies in French Literature of the Sixteenth Century
Topics may include works by Rabelais, Montaigne, Scève, Labé, Ronsard, and DuBellay.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 409 (3/6) d Studies in French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
Topics may include works by Corneille, Racine, Molière, Descartes, Pascal, La Fontaine, and Mme de la Fayette.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 410 (3/6) d Studies in French Literature of the Eighteenth Century
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 413 (3/6) d Studies in French Literature of the Nineteenth Century
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 416 (3/6) d Studies in French Literature since 1900
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 418 (3/6) d Studies in African and/or Caribbean Literatures of French Expression
An introduction to representative works. Topics include Negritude, the evolution of post-colonial literature, and the socio-historical context of each work.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 419 (3/6) d Studies in Women's Writing
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 420 (3/9) d Selected Topics in French Literature and Culture
Course content will vary. May be taken up to 3 times, with different content, for a maximum of 9 credits.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 423 (3/6) d Studies in Theatre
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 424 (3/6) d Studies in Prose Fiction
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 425 (3/6) d Studies in French Autobiography
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 427 (3/6) d Studies in Cinema
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 429 (3/6) d Studies in Non-fiction Prose
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 430 (3/6) d Studies in Quebecois Literature
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330, FREN 335.
FREN 457 (3) Translation II
Advanced translation.
Prerequisite: FREN 357.
FREN 460 (3/6) d Studies in Historical French Linguistics
Topics may include historical phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicology.
Prerequisite: FREN 360.
FREN 470 (3/6) d Studies in Modern French Linguistics
Prerequisite: FREN 370.
Corequisite: FREN 370 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the instructor of FREN 470.
FREN 472 (3) Morphology of the French Language
The morphological markings of French (gender, number, tense, mode, person, etc) and their underlying semantic systems.
Prerequisite: All of FREN 353, FREN 370.
Corequisite: FREN 370 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the instructor.
FREN 473 (3) Syntactic Description of the French Language
The syntactic markings of French (word order, agreement, pronominalisation, etc) and their underlying semantic systems.
Prerequisite: All of FREN 353, FREN 370.
Corequisite: FREN 353 and 370 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the instructor.
FREN 474 (3) Synchronic Lexicology
An introduction to the study of the vocabulary of modern French, focusing on basic principles in lexical semantics, lexicology, phraseology, lexicography, terminology and new technologies, neology.
Prerequisite: All of FREN 353, FREN 370.
Corequisite: FREN 353 and 370 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the instructor of FREN 474.
FREN 475 (3) Canadian French: A Descriptive Approach
The phonetics, phonology, lexicon, and syntax of spoken and written Canadian French.
Prerequisite: All of FREN 351, FREN 353, FREN 370.
Corequisite: FREN 351 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the instructor.
FREN 481 (3/6) d Studies in Literature and the Arts
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 482 (3/6) d Studies in Literature and Philosophy
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 483 (3/6) d Studies in Literature and History
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 484 (3/6) d Studies in Book Culture
A historical approach to the social transformations of the book trade in France.
Corequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 495 (3-6) d Research Seminar in French
Research on critical topics related to selected literary works. Limited enrolment: required of honours, but open to majors students in French.
Prerequisite: One of FREN 320, FREN 321, FREN 328, FREN 329, FREN 330.
FREN 498 (3-6) d Directed Reading
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.
FREN 499 (3) Honours Essay
FREN 501 (3/6) c Studies in the Literature of Medieval France
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 502 (3/6) c Studies in Sixteenth-Century Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 503 (3/6) d Studies in Seventeenth-Century Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 504 (3/6) d Studies in the Seventeenth-Century Novel
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 505 (3/6) d Studies in Seventeenth-Century Drama
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 506 (3/6) d Studies in the Eighteenth-Century Novel
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 507 (3/6) c Studies in the French Enlightenment
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 508 (3/6) d Studies in French Romantic Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 509 (3/6) d Studies in Post-Romantic Nineteenth-Century Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 510 (3/6) d Baudelaire and the Symbolists
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 511 (3/6) d Studies in Contemporary French Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 512 (3/6) d Studies in Literary Criticism
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 513 (3/6) d Studies in French-Canadian Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 514 (3/6) d Problems Relating to the French Novel
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 515 (3) Methods of Bibliography and Research
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 519 (3/6) c The Language and Literature of Old Provençal
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 520 (3-12) d Studies in French Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 521 (3/6) d Studies in the Literature of the French-Speaking World
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 540 (3/6) d Studies in French and Comparative Stylistics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 548 (3) Major Essay
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 556 (3-12) d Studies in French Language
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 560 (3/6) d Studies in French Phonetics and Phonology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 561 (3/6) d Studies in French Morphology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 562 (3/6) d Studies in French Syntax
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 564 (3/6) d Studies in French Lexicology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 566 (3/6) d Studies in French Semantics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 575 (3/6) d Studies in Canadian French
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 576 (3/6) d Studies in Gallo-Romance Dialectology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 578 (3/6) d Studies in Romance Philology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 599 (6) Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FREN 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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