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Before each trimester, students should consult the Department of French Studies undergraduate website to ensure that the courses they want are offered. Budget restrictions, enrolment and availability of faculty may cause some courses to be withdrawn.

Note
  1. Students may not double major in French and French Cultural Studies.

FRCS 200s


FRCS 214 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011158
An Introduction to the Theories of Culture
Critical analyses of the interrelation of arts, society and ideology. Authors to be considered may include but are not limited to Derrida, Foucault, Lacan and Todorov.

FRCS 215 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011159
Topics in French Cultural Studies
A study of selected topics in French cultural studies.

FRCS 216 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011160
Paris: A Kaleidoscopic Survey
A kaleidoscopic survey of France's capital from the medieval to the modern period. Paris's architecture, institutions, theatre and cultural centres will be the focus of this course.

FRCS 217 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011161
Contemporary French Newspapers
The cultural, artistic and literary life of modern day France and the Francophone world as filtered through their newspapers.

FRCS 291 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005593
French Civilization 1
This course traces the cultural development of France from its origin to the French Revolution. Emphasis is given to the study of music, art, architecture, literature, ideas and daily life in their historical context.
[Note: Taught in English. Students in a French Major, Honours, or Minor Plan may take this course as a non-French elective.]
(Cross-listed with FR 291)
Also offered by Distance Education

FRCS 292 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005594
French Civilization 2
This course completes the study of the cultural development of France to 1900. After that, the course emphasizes a study of life in these two areas today. Considerable attention will be paid to art, politics, industry, etc.
[Note: Taught in English. Students in a French Major, Honours, or Minor Plan may take this course as a non-French elective.]
(Cross-listed with FR 292)
Also offered by Distance Education

FRCS 300s


FRCS 325 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011162
Topics in French Cultural Studies
A study of selected topics in French cultural studies.
Prereq: FRCS 214

FRCS 326 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011163
The Canadian Acadians: Past and Present
A survey of the cultural heritage in language, art and politics of the Acadians of Canada's eastern provinces.

FRCS 327 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011164
The Culture of Women in France
An historical survey of the participation of women in France in a range of cultural phenomena such as the visual arts, literature and music, and a study of institutions of particular cultural importance to them such as the home, marriage, costume and education.
Prereq: FRCS 214

FRCS 400s


FRCS 433 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011165
Louis XIV and the Golden Age of the French Monarchy
A study of aspects of French culture under Louis XIV. Topics will vary from term to term, but topics such as art, music, popular literature, 'daily life', etc. will be examined.
Prereq: FRCS 214

FRCS 436 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011167
French Religious Thought
A study of selected French writers of religious thought, such as Agrippa d'Aubigne, Bossuet, Pascal, Maritain.
Prereq: FRCS 214

FRCS 437 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011168
Love and the Body in Medieval French Culture
A study of the complex representations of love, and the sexual body, in medieval texts and images (manuscript illuminations), ranging from divine, to courtly love, to satirical treatments of sexual love, in texts ranging from saints' lives to the erotic fabliaux.
Prereq: FRCS 214

FRCS 473 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005653
Aspects of French Canada
A presentation of traditional and contemporary French Canada in the fields of the arts, literature, music, politics and society.
Prereq: FR 200A, 200B
(Cross-listed with FR 473)

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