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Before each term, 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 Budget restrictions, enrolment, and availability of faculty may cause some courses to be withdrawn.

Notes
  1. The Department reserves the right to refuse admission to, and/or credit for, any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course. Students from immersion programs may not enrol in FR 101, FR 151 or FR 152.
  2. Students with no prior schooling in French should enrol in FR 101.
  3. Students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Ontario Grade 10 French or equivalent should enrol in FR 151. Those with Ontario Grade 11 or equivalent should enrol in FR 152.
  4. Students with Ontario 4U French should enrol in FR 192A.
  5. Students may enrol in courses for which they have secondary school antirequisites only with the written permission of the Department of French Studies.

FR 100s


FR 101 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014526
Beginner French
An intensive beginner course for students having no prior knowledge of French. Emphasizes listening, reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
[Note: Not open to students who have completed some elementary or high school French, or FR 151. Not open to students with advanced, near-native or native ability in French.]
Antireq: ARTS 190 taken in Winter 2013, Fall 2013
Also offered Online

FR 151 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005547
Basic French 1
For students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Year Two (Grade Ten in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar and basic speaking skills.
[Note: Not open to students who have completed high school French immersion program or FR 152. Not open to students with advanced, near-native or native ability in French.]
Prereq: FR 101 or Ontario Grade 9 or 10 French.
Antireq: Ontario Grade 11 French or 4U Core French or Immersion French or Extended French
Also offered Online

FR 152 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 005548
Basic French 2
For students with some elementary or secondary school French, not exceeding Year Three (Grade 11 in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar, and basic speaking skills.
[Note: Not open to students who have completed high school French immersion program. Not open to students with advanced, near-native or native ability in French.]
Prereq: FR 151 or Ontario Grade 11 French.
Antireq: Ontario Grade 12 French or 4U Core French or Immersion French or Extended French.
Also offered Online

FR 192A LAB,LEC,ORL 0.50Course ID: 005551
French Language 1: Module 1
An intensive French Language course. Vocabulary enrichment and development of reading, writing and oral expression.
Prereq: 4U Core French or FR 152.
Antireq: High School Immersion French, Extended French, near-native or native ability in French; FR 192B
Also offered Online

FR 192B LAB,LEC,ORL 0.50Course ID: 005552
French Language 1: Module 2
An intensive French Language course. Vocabulary enrichment and development of reading, writing and oral expression.
Prereq: High School Immersion French or Extended French or FR 192A.
Antireq: Near-native or native ability in French.
Also offered Online

FR 200s


FR 203 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 005565
Introduction to Phonetics of French
An introduction to the structure of the French sound system with a view to improving pronunciation. Careful attention will be paid to the individual student's difficulties.
Prereq: FR 192A or 192B
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

FR 250 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005579
Intermediate Spoken French
A course intended to develop the oral and aural skills.
[Note: Formerly FR 250A]
Coreq: FR 192B.
Antireq: FR 250A

FR 251 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005580
French Language 2: Module 1
Intensive work on grammar and written French.
Prereq: FR 192B
Also offered Online

FR 252 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005582
French Language 2: Module 2
Intensive work on grammar and written French.
Prereq: FR 192B
Also offered Online

FR 255 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005586
Business French I
A French language course designed to enable the student to carry on standard business practice in spoken and written French.
Prereq: Two of FR 192A, 192B, 197/296
Also offered Online

FR 276 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011860
Introduction to Literature: Quebec and French Canada
A study of selected contemporary literary works of French Canada.
Prereq: FR 192A or 192B
Also offered Online

FR 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.]
Antireq: FR 197/296
Also offered Online

FR 292 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005594
French Civilization 2
This course completes the study of the cultural development of France from the French Revolution to the present.
[Note: Taught in English.]
Antireq: FR 297
Also offered Online

FR 296 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011615
French Culture & Literature: Origins to 1715
A survey of French culture and literature from their origins to 1715.
[Note: Formerly FR 197]
Prereq: FR 192A or 192B.
Antireq: FR 197, 291
Also offered Online

FR 297 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011616
French Culture & Literature: 1715 to the Present
A survey of French culture and literature from 1715 to the present.
Prereq: FR 192A or 192B.
Antireq: FR 292
Also offered Online

FR 300s


FR 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005601
Introduction to Linguistics
An introduction to the basic principles of linguistic analysis (as opposed to traditional grammar) applied to the sounds, vocabulary and sentence structure of contemporary standard French and certain features of current Canadian French. Students' language learning needs will be an important feature of the course.
Prereq: FR 251 or 252

FR 332 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005605
17th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297
Also offered Online

FR 332A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005606
17th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 332B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005607
17th-Century French Literature
A continuation of FR 332A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 343 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005609
18th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 18th-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 343A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005610
18th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 18th-century French literature.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 343B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005611
18th-Century French Literature
A continuation of FR 343A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 351 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005613
French Language 3
Intensive development of writing skills through a study of stylistics and advanced composition.
Prereq: FR 251, 252
Also offered Online

FR 353 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012991
Introduction to Translation
Introduction to the theories and practices of French-English/English-French translation.
Prereq: FR 251, 252

FR 354 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005616
19th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 19th-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 354A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005617
19th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 19th-century French literature.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 354B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005618
19th-Century French Literature
A continuation of FR 354A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 355 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014222
Business French II
A French language course designed to enhance written and oral expression through the study of economic and business topics in the social and economic contexts of Canada and France.
Prereq: Two of FR 251, 252, 255, 297
Also offered Online

FR 363 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005619
20th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 20th-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 363A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005620
20th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 20th-century French literature.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 363B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005621
20th-Century French Literature
A continuation of FR 363A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 365 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013006
French Theatre
A study of selected plays in French.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 367 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013107
21st-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 21st-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 373 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012936
Languages in Contact: The History of French-English Bilingualism
This course will examine, from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective, the long-standing rivalry of our country's two official languages, the origins of their relationship, and the socio-political and linguistic implications of bilingualism.
Prereq: Two of FR 197/296, 251, 252, 297

FR 375 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005625
Quebec Literature
A study of selected texts by modern French-Canadian authors.
Prereq: FR 276: one of FR 197/296, 297
Also offered Online

FR 392A LEC 0.50Course ID: 014374
French Language Practice
Intensive French language practice in an immersion setting.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FR 251, 252

FR 392B LEC 0.50Course ID: 014375
French Language Practice
A continuation of FR 392A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FR 251, 252

FR 393A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005630
French Civilization, 20th-Century French History
An overview of contemporary French civilization.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 393B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005631
French Civilization, 20th-Century French History
A continuation of FR 393A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 395A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005632
French Thought
A survey of the principal thinkers and currents of ideas in France from the Renaissance to the present.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 395B LEC 0.50Course ID: 005633
French Thought
A continuation of FR 395A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 399A LEC 0.50Course ID: 005634
Independent Cultural Study
An independent study course, in which the student chooses an area of French life on which to make a detailed study (topic must be approved by the Department). A written cultural studies report is submitted, on which the student is examined orally.
Department Consent Required

FR 400s


FR 400 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005635
Advanced Translation
Intensive development of advanced comparative stylistics, translation and composition skills.
Prereq: FR 353; one of FR 351, 392A, 392B

FR 403 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005640
Topics in Linguistics
A study of selected topics in Linguistics. Topics will be chosen by the professor according to his/her area of specialization.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]
Prereq: FR 303

FR 410 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005642
Medieval French Literature
An introduction to French literature of the Middle Ages through the study of representative texts.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 424 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005648
16th-Century French Literature
A focused study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500-1600) writing.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 424A LEC 0.50Course ID: 010202
16th-Century French Literature
A focused study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500-1600) writing.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 424B LEC 0.50Course ID: 010203
16th-Century French Literature
A continuation of FR 424A.
[Note: Offered at Nantes, France.]
Department Consent Required

FR 452 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005651
Advanced French Language
Intensive study of French composition, style and grammar.
Prereq: One of FR 351, 392A, 392B

FR 471 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005652
Francophone Literatures in Canada
A detailed study of a selected genre or aspect of French-Canadian literature.
Prereq: FR 276: one of FR 197/296, 297

FR 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 276: one of FR 197/296, 297

FR 484 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005657
Children's Literature in French
A detailed study of selected aspects of French and French-Canadian children's literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 485 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005658
French Women Writers
A study of selected works by women writers in France from the Middle Ages to the 21st-century. The course will focus on the literary features of these works and on their value as reflections of the position of women in French society throughout the period.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 486 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011862
Topics in French and Francophone Cultural Studies
A study of selected topics in French and Francophone cultural studies. Topics will be chosen by the professor according to their area of specialization.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 487 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005660
African and Caribbean French Literature
A detailed survey of selected Francophone writers from outside Europe and Canada.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 490 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005661
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 491 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005662
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 492 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005663
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 493 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005664
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

FR 494 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005665
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297