F R E N C H   S T U D I E S / ╔ T U D E S   F R A N ă A I S E S

Notes

  1. Students should contact an advisor if having difficulty selecting a course suitable to their level of competence. The Department of French Studies 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.
  2. Students may not be enrolled in two first-year French courses at the same time; they will be denied credit for all lower-level, first-year French courses taken during that term and will only receive credit for the highest-level course.
  3. Students may not backtrack to a lower-year language course after having taken a higher-level one (i.e., students who have completed FR 251 and/or 252 may not go back and later enrol in FR 192B, 192A, 152, 151, or 101).
  4. Students with XX transferred university credits in French (e.g., FR 1XX) or who haven't taken French for more than three years must consult the Department before enrolling in any French courses.
  5. Basic placement rules:
    • No previous experience in French: FR 101
    • Elementary and Grade 9 core: FR 151
    • Grade 10 core: FR 151
    • Grade 11 core: FR 152
    • Grade 12 core or 4U: FR 192A
    • Grade 12 extended and immersion French: FR 192B
    • Francophone students and students having graduated from a French high school must have the written permission of the Department to enrol in any French courses.
    • Students may enrol in courses for which they have secondary school antirequisites only with the written permission of the Department.

FR 100s


FR 101 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 014526
Beginner French
An intensive beginner course for students with no prior knowledge of French. Emphasizes listening, reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
[Note: Not open to students who have previously taken a French course.]
Antireq: FR 151, FR 152, FR 192A, FR 192B; advanced, near-native, or native ability in French

 
FR 151 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50
Course ID: 005547
Basic French 1
For students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Year Two (Grade 10 in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar, and basic speaking skills.
Prereq: One of FR 101, Ontario Grade 9 or 10 French.
Antireq: FR 152, FR 192A, FR 192B; Ontario Grade 11 French, Ontario Grade 12 French, 4U Core French, high school Immersion or Extended French; advanced, near-native, or native ability in French

 
FR 152 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50
Course 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.
Prereq: FR 151 or Ontario Grade 11 French.
Antireq: FR 192A, FR 192B; Ontario Grade 12 French, 4U Core French, high school Immersion or Extended French; advanced, near-native, or native ability in French

 
FR 192A LAB,LEC,ORL 0.50
Course ID: 005551
French Language 1: Module 1
An intensive French Language course. Vocabulary enrichment and development of reading, writing, and oral expression.
Prereq: One of FR 152, Ontario Grade 12 French, 4U Core French.
Antireq: FR 192B; High school Immersion or Extended French; near-native, or native ability in French
Also offered at St. Jerome's University

 
FR 192B LAB,LEC,ORL 0.50
Course 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 at St. Jerome's University

 

FR 200s


FR 203 LAB,LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005580
French Language 2: Module 1
Intensive work on grammar and written French.
Prereq: FR 192B

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

 
FR 255 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005586
Business French 1
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

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

 
FR 291 LEC 0.50
Course 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

 
FR 292 LEC 0.50
Course 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

 
FR 296 LEC 0.50
Course 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

 
FR 297 LEC 0.50
Course 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

 

FR 300s


FR 303 LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005605
17th-Century French Literature
A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

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

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

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

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

 
FR 355 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 014222
Business French 2
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

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

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

 
FR 367 LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005625
Quebec Literature
A study of selected texts by modern French-Canadian authors.
Prereq: FR 276; one of FR 197/296, 297

 
FR 399A LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005640
Topics in Linguistics
A study of selected topics in linguistics. 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 203 or FR 303

 
FR 410 LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005648
16th-Century French Literature
A focused study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500-1600) writing.
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297

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

 
FR 471 LEC 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course 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 0.50
Course ID: 005661
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire with the department.
[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 491 RDG 0.50
Course ID: 005662
Senior Tutorials
A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire with the department.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]
Prereq: FR 197/296, 297