University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, French Studies

School of Languages and Literatures.

The School reserves the right to determine the appropriate level to be taken by students enrolling in language courses. With the exception of FREN*1000, literary texts are, at all levels, studied in French. Students registering in these courses will be expected to have the appropriate language proficiency.

FREN*1000 Understanding the French Speaking World F(3-0) [0.50]

A course taught in English which introduces students to French culture as it manifests itself in France, Quebec, the rest of North America, Africa, and the West Indies. Historical, linguistic and socio-political issues will be examined within the broader context of culture.

FREN*1090 Basic French: Reading S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A basic course in French grammar and reading for students who have up to Ontario Grade 9 French (or equivalent) but not above. FREN*1090 cannot be counted toward a specialization in French. Francophones and French immersion students will not be admitted to this course. (Offered through distance education only.)

FREN*1100 Basic French: Listening S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A basic course in French grammar with emphasis on listening skills for students who have up to Grade 10 French (or equivalent) but not above. FREN*1100 cannot be counted toward a specialization in French. Francophones and French immersion students will not be admitted to this course. (Offered through distance education format only.)

FREN*1110 Elementary French F,W(3-1) [0.50]

A review course in French grammar, oral and written skills for students with some knowledge of French (Ontario Grade 11 or equivalent). Students with OAC French (or equivalent) will not be allowed to register in this course. FREN*1110 cannot be counted toward a specialization in French. Francophones and French immersion students will not be admitted to this course.

FREN*1200 Intermediate French I S,F,W(3-1) [0.50]

Practice in written and oral French. Francophones and French immersion students will not normally be admitted to this course.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*1110, OAC French, permission of the School

FREN*2020 France: Literature and Society F,W(3-1) [0.50]

An historical introduction to French life and thought as seen through literature and art. Lectures and small seminars are integrated into a multi-media presentation including videotapes, slides and audio tapes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*1200 or FREN*2030

FREN*2030 Intermediate French II S,F,W(3-1) [0.50]

Further practice in written and oral French. Grammar, vocabulary acquisition, translation, laboratory exercises. Discussion groups.

FREN*2060 Quebec: Literature and Society F,W(3-1) [0.50]

An historical introduction to Quebec life and thought from New France to the present as seen through literature and art. Lectures and small seminars are integrated into a multi-media presentation including videotapes, slides and audio tapes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*1200 or FREN*2030

FREN*2500 French Translation I W(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the art and techniques of French-English translation.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030

FREN*2520 French Composition I F(3-0) [0.50]

Essay writing and textual analysis.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030

FREN*2540 Spoken French: Theory and Practice S,W(3-1) [0.50]

A course focussing on the differences between written and spoken French and designed to help students function efficiently in an oral French context (comprehension and expression). Francophones will normally not be admitted to this course. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030

FREN*3000 Romanticism and Realism in France F(3-0) [0.50]

A seminar on the 19th-century novel emphasizing themes and ideas which have contributed to contemporary literature and thought.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3010 Twentieth-Century French Novel W(3-0) [0.50]

A changing world as perceived by 20th-century writers in France. From Gide to post-modernism, the impact of renewed scientific perspectives on literature, and the questioning of modes of representation, signs and society. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3020 Twentieth-Century French Theatre F(3-0) [0.50]

Twentieth-century drama: Sartre, Beckett, Ionesco and more recent dramatists. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3070 Enlightenment and Crisis F(3-0) [0.50]

Prose literature in the 18th century; the questioning of traditional values. The road to revolution.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3150 French Children's Literature F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of children's literature in the francophone world from the 17th century to the present.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3200 Quebec Novel F(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of representative Quebec novels from World War II to the Quiet Revolution. A seminar and lecture course.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3210 Quebec Theatre W(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of recent trends in Quebec drama and readings from representative works by Quebecois playwrights. A seminar and lecture course. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3220 Recent Quebec Writing W(3-0) [0.50]

An analysis of representative contemporary Quebec novels, short stories and poems from aesthetic, thematic and ideological points of view. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3230 The Structure of French F(3-0) [0.50]

Elements of the sound system, grammar and vocabulary of contemporary French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030

FREN*3240 French Classicism W(3-0) [0.50]

Human destiny in 17th-century drama.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3290 Post-colonial Francophone Fiction W(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to 20th century Francophone writers from Maghreb, Black Africa, and the Caribbean through the study of selected works. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3300 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3310 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3320 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3330 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3340 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3350 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3360 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3370 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3380 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3390 Perspectives of French and Quebecois Literature S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Treatment of a certain theme or area of interest such as: regionalism, feminism, France and Quebec in the world, politics and polemics, popular literature in France, and Quebec humour. Content will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3500 French Translation II F(3-0) [0.50]

Contrastive grammar (French and English). Analysis of various styles and their application to written translation. Small discussion groups.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2500

FREN*3520 French Composition II W(3-0) [0.50]

A course similar to FREN*2520 with special emphasis on stylistics.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2520

FREN*3530 Business French F(3-0) [0.50]

This course is a detailed study of the French language as it is currently used in administration and business, both in France and Quebec. It will cover areas such as advertising, administrative reports, employment, communication and levels of language.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030

FREN*3560 Contemporary French Women's Writings W(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the main trends in women's writings and feminist criticism in contemporary France. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030

FREN*3610 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3620 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3630 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3640 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3650 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3660 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3670 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3680 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*3690 Studies in French Literature and Culture in Nice F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Thematic courses relating to the literature, arts, and society of metropolitan France and of the Francophone world. Options may include other languages, literatures, and other disciplines in the arts and social sciences. For Nice students only.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060

FREN*4050 Early Modern French Culture F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the literature and culture of Medieval and Renaissance France (1200-1600), from the chivalric and religious writings to humanist thought and early French feminism. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*3520

FREN*4300 Symbolist and Surrealist Poetry W(3-0) [0.50]

The French Symbolists of the 19th century. The 20th century Surrealist poets' vision of the world. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*3520

FREN*4500 The French Language in Canada W(3-0) [0.50]

A descriptive, historical and socio-linguistic study of the varieties of French spoken in Canada, with particular emphasis on Quebec. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*3230

FREN*4520 French Translation III F(3-0) [0.50]

A contrastive analysis of French and English stylistic resources, with application to English-French translation. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*2500, FREN*3500

FREN*4600 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4610 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4620 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4630 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4640 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4650 Honours Seminar in French and Quebecois Studies S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Seminar on literary genres, movements and themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4740 Research Paper in French Studies I S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A research paper in French on an approved topic in French literature or language. Individual tuition will be given on methods of research and techniques of writing. This course will be the equivalent of a semester course and is intended to serve as an introduction to future research at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels.

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520

FREN*4750 Creative Writing in French S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

The development and revision of a major work of creative writing in French (fiction, poetry, or drama), under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN*2020 or FREN*2060), FREN*2030, FREN*3520

Restriction(s): instructor consent required

FREN*4770 Research Paper in French Studies II S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Same as FREN*4740: Research Paper in French Studies I

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*3520, FREN*4740

FREN*4900 Applied Linguistics: French Studies W(3-0) [0.50]

A course specially designed for future teachers of French, in which the principles of linguistics are applied to the teaching of French. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): FREN*2030, FREN*3230, LING*1000 or permission of the department


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