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French  (B.A.)

Contents
Courses
FREA96H3 FREA97H3 FREA98H3 FREA99H3 FREA01H3 FREA02H3 FREA17H3 FREB01H3
FREB02H3 FREB08H3 FREB09H3 FREB11H3 FREB17H3 FREB18H3 FREB20H3 FREB22H3
FREB27H3 FREB28H3 FREB35H3 FREB36H3 FREB37H3 FREB43H3 FREB44H3 FREB45H3
FREB50H3 FREB51H3 FREB55H3 FREB70H3 FREB84H3 FREC01H3 FREC02H3 FREC05H3
FREC11H3 FREC18H3 FREC38H3 FREC46H3 FREC47H3 FREC48H3 FREC49H3 FREC56H3
FREC61H3 FREC83H3 FRED12H3 FRED46H3 FRED02H3 FRED03H3 FRED04H3 FRED05H3
FRED07H3 FRED90Y3

Faculty List

C. Bertrand-Jennings, L. ès L. (Paris), Ph.D. (Wayne State), Professor Emerita
L.E. Doucette, B.A. (London), Ph.D. (Brown), Professor Emeritus
S. Mittler, M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Strasbourg), Associate Professor
J. Ndayiragije, M.A. (Montreal-UQAM), Ph.D. (Montreal-UQAM), Associate Professor
P. Riendeau, M.A., Ph.D. (Montreal), Assistant Professor
K. McCrindle, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Senior Lecturer
F. Mugnier, M.A. (Lyon), Ph.D. (Grenoble), Senior Lecturer
C. Beauquis, M.A., Ph.D. (Western), Lecturer
J. English, M.A., PhD (Toronto), Lecturer
S. Sonina, M.A. (St. Petersburg) (Central European), Ph.D. (Herzen State) (Toronto), Lecturer
M. Tsimenis, B.A. (Athens), M.A., Ph.D. (Montreal), Lecturer

Program Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Studies in French allow for a wide range of interests: the enhancement of practical language skills, including translation, pronunciation and business French (FREA17H , FREB08H , FREB09H , FREB17H , FREB18H , FREB44H , FREC18H ); the study of how the language is structured (FREB43H , FREB45H , FREC46H , FREC47H ); the development of approaches to the teaching of French (FREB20H , FREC11H ); and the exploration of the rich literatures and cultures of French Canada, France and other parts of the francophone world.
Students are also encouraged to take HUMA01H (Exploring Key Questions in Humanities) as early as possible in their French studies.
The following Programs are offered at University of Toronto Scarborough: a Minor Program in French; a Minor Program for francophone students; a Minor Program in French as a Second Language; a Major in French; a Joint Specialist Program in Management and Language (see the Management section of this Calendar); and a Specialist Program in French which can be completed either as a specialist program in its own right or as part of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP)
Guidelines for course selection: French studies normally begin with FREA01H , Language Practice I, which serves to consolidate previous knowledge, and is the prerequisite for more advanced courses in all areas. FREA01H is designed primarily for students with Grade 12 French or equivalent competence. Those who have significant "immersion" or "enriched" high school experience, or who have native or near-native abilities in French, should consult the faculty member responsible for FREB01H or FREC01H about the appropriate entry course(s). Students without Grade 12 French may wish to take FREA96H Introductory French I, FREA97H Introductory French II, FREA98H Intermediate French I or FREA99H Intermediate French II. Incoming students must register in the course appropriate to their level of language skill, based on the results of a placement test. The placement test is MANDATORY for all students who register for the first time in FREA96H , FREA97H , FREA98H or FREA99H . University of Toronto students who have already taken FSL100H or FSL101H do not need to write the placement test. Please check the Humanities French webpage for details: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~humdiv/LangandLing/fre_studyguide/overview.htm. If you experience difficulties in logging in or if you wish to write the test at the Department of Humanities, please write to french-placement@utsc.utoronto.ca for assistance or to book an appointment. The Department STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that the placement test be completed prior to registration. Students with a grade 12 French credit should proceed directly to FREA01H and higher-level courses (some exceptions may apply with the permission of the Program Supervisor). Note that the Language Practice courses FREA01H and FREA02H , FREB01H and FREB02H , and FREC01H and FREC02H must be taken in sequence. Normally, an A-level FRE course should not be taken at the same time as, or after, a B-level FRE course. Please do not hesitate to consult Program Supervisors and other faculty members for further advice about course selection and Programs.
The Study Elsewhere Program offers ideal opportunities for students of French to earn academic credit while studying in another province or country. For further information about this Program and about Letters of Permission, please refer to "Study at Other Universities" in this calendar, and speak to our Program Supervisor.
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Students must consult the Program Supervisor about possible exclusions if they are considering registering in French courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science or at University of Toronto Mississauga. Failure to do so may leave the student short a course for degree credit and thus delay graduation and increase tuition fees.
Note that two of our courses (FREB84H & FREC83H ) are conducted in English; readings and assignments for these courses are done in French by those who wish credit toward a French Program and in English by those who wish general credit toward a degree.
Language Citation
U of T Scarborough offers a growing range of language opportunities and, as students seek international study, work opportunities and post-graduate study, they may be assisted by a notation of language proficiency. The Language Citation provides that notation. See the Language Citation
section of the Calendar for more information.
The French Study Guide is available at: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/%7Ehumdiv/LangandLing/fre_studyguide/index.htm

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN EDUCATION OF TEACHERS IN FRENCH

Co-ordinator: C. Beauquis (416-208-4754) Email: ctep-french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
The Specialist Program in the Education of Teachers in French is being phased out and replaced by the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) in French. (For more information on CTEP, see the Concurrent Teacher Education section of this Calendar.) Every effort will be made to ensure that students who first enrolled at U of T Scarborough in 2006-07 or earlier and who have been admitted to the program are able to complete it as described below. Students in the program who have not yet taken FREB11H are advised to do so in 2007/08 since the course may not be offered again in the future.
This eight-session Program is designed and offered jointly by the Department of Humanities, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in order to meet the need for French teachers at all levels in the school system. It provides a comprehensive education for those intending to continue their studies at OISE/UT as well as for anyone broadly interested in the teaching of French as a second language. Emphasizing both content and methodology, it includes academic courses in French and other subjects as well as practicum placements.

Program Admission: To remain in the Program, students must maintain a minimum average of 2.5. Students who successfully complete the Program and who meet the admission requirements of OISE/UT will be admitted to OISE/UT.
Several bursaries are available for study in France or Quebec.

Program Requirements: Students in this Specialist Program must complete a total of 20 full credits chosen from the two main categories below:
  1. Ten full credits in French as follows:
    1. Three credits consisting of FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H , FREB02H , FREC01H and FREC02H (except where substitution of other French credits is permitted for students with special proficiency in the French language)
    2. Two full credits selected from FREB43H , FREB44H , FREB45H , FREC46H , FREC47H , FREC48H , FREC49H
    3. One full credit selected from FREB22H , FREB27H , FREB28H
    4. Three full credits in literature which must include: one full credit in French Canadian literature; one full credit in French literature (FREB50H , FREB51H and FREB55H can fulfill this requirement); one half-credit in literature from other parts of the French-speaking world excluding France and Canada. Note: French courses taught in English cannot count towards this requirement.
    5. FREB11H and FREC11H . FREB11H should be taken as early as possible to avoid timetable conflicts which might arise as a result of trying to schedule the practicum component of the course.

  2. Ten further credits; students are advised to choose courses to suit the teaching program and teaching subjects in which they are interested. Information and advice will be available through the Program co-ordinator at U of T Scarborough and through counselling at OISE/UT. The following are recommended as general preparation for the OISE/UT B.Ed., Program:
    1. a half-credit in educational psychology
    2. a half-credit in language acquisition - PLIB25H or (LINB25H) and PLIC34H or (LINC34H) are recommended
    3. a half-credit to develop computer skills


Practicum requirement
All Program registrants are required, during their final four sessions, to spend a minimum of 100 hours engaged in a supervised classroom teaching experience. This experience will allow registrants to put into practice their understanding of the French language teaching methods presented in FREB11H and FREC11H . U of T Scarborough will help students arrange these practicum placements in local elementary or secondary schools.
Although this program is being phased out and replaced by CTEP, students currently registered in it will be able to complete it.

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN FRENCH

Program Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
This program requires 10 credits and is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge and grasp of principles and practices in core areas of French: language, grammar, linguistics, literature and culture. It can be completed either as a Specialist Program in its own right or as part of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) in French. (For more information on CTEP, see the Concurrent Teacher Education section of this Calendar.)

Program Requirements:
  1. Three credits consisting of:
    FREA01H Language Practice I
    FREA02H Language Practice II
    FREB01H Language Practice III
    FREB02H Language Practice IV
    FREC01H Language Practice V
    FREC02H Language Practice VI
    (Except where substitution of other French credits is permitted for students with special proficiency in the French language)
  2. Three full credits selected from:
    FREB43H Understanding French Grammar
    FREB44H Introduction to Linguistics: French Phonetics and Phonology
    FREB45H Introduction to Linguistics: French Morphology and Syntax
    FREC46H French Syntax
    FREC47H Special Topics in Linguistics: Pidgin and Creole Languages
    FREC48H Sociolinguistics of French
  3. One full credit selected from:
    FREB22H The Society and Culture of Québec
    FREB27H Modern France
    FREB28H The Francophone World
  4. Three full credits in literature which must include; one full credit in French Canadian literature; one full credit in French literature (FREB50H , FREB51H and FREB55H can fulfill this requirement); one-half credit in literature from other parts of the French-speaking world excluding France and Canada, one-half credit of your choice.

Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Program Supervisor, students may be allowed to take a course taught in English if all the assignments are completed in French.

MAJOR PROGRAM IN FRENCH

Program Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Program Requirements: Students must complete seven full credits in French, including:
  1. FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H and FREB02H (except where the Program Supervisor permits substitution of other FRE courses for students with special proficiency in the French language).
  2. One further full credit in language:
    Language courses are: FREB08H , FREB09H , FREB17H , FREB18H , FREB43H , FREB44H , FREB45H , FREC05H , FREC01H , FREC02H , FREC18H , FREC46H , FREC48H , FREC49H .
  3. One full credit in literature and/or culture:
    Literature courses are: FREB20H , FREB35H , FREB36H , FREB37H , FREB50H , FREB51H , FREB55H , (FREB60H), FREC38H , FREC56H , FREC61H .
    Culture courses are: FREB22H , FREB27H , FREB28H , FREB70H , FREB84H , FREC83H .
  4. Three additional full credits in French


Note: Only courses for which the student does assignments in French can be counted towards a French Program; at the A-level, only FREA01H and FREA02H may be counted.

Note: For Co-op opportunities related to the Major Program in French please see the Humanities section in this Calendar.

MINOR PROGRAM IN FRENCH

Program Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Program Requirements: Students should complete four full credits including: FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H and FREB02H , plus two further credits in French. At least one full credit must be at the C-level.

MINOR PROGRAM IN FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Program Requirements: Students in this Program should complete at least four full credits including FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H , FREB02H , FREC01H , FREC02H , and one other credit at the FRE B-level or higher.
FREA99H or (LGGB24H) may be included if taken before FREA01H . Students who start at this level should complete at least 4 full credits including FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H , FREB02H , FREC01H , FREC02H , plus one other half credit at the FRE B-level.

MINOR PROGRAM IN FRENCH FOR FRANCOPHONES

Program Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Program Requirements: Students in this Program must complete at least four full credits at the B- and C-levels, excluding FREB01H , FREB02H and FREB17H . At least one full credit must be at the C-level.

SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT AND FRENCH

Supervisor: F. Mugnier (416-287-7143) Email: french-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca
Program Admission: Registration in this Program is limited. Please refer to the Management section of this Calendar for details.
Program Requirements: The Departments of Management and Humanities have co-operated to develop a Program in Management and French. The Management requirement for this Program is the first five requirements for the Specialist in Management.
Language requirements consist of five full credits as follows:
French
  1. FREA01H , FREA02H , FREB01H , FREB02H , and one full credit from among FREC01H , FREC02H , FREC05H
  2. At least one full credit from among FREB08H , FREB09H , FREB18H , FREC18H
  3. At least one half-credit from among FREB22H , FREB27H , FREB28H
  4. An additional half-credit in French

FREA96H3 Introductory French I
An intensive basic course in written and spoken French; comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.
This intensive, practical course is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of French.
The placement test is mandatory for all students (even complete beginners) who register for the first time. The Department strongly recommends that the placement test be completed prior to registration.
Limited enrolment: 50 per section
Exclusion: (LGGA21H), (LGGA22H), (LGGB23H), (LGGB24H), FSL100H or equivalent

FREA97H3 Introductory French II
An intensive course in written and spoken French; a continuation of FREA96H .
This course is designed for students who have some knowledge of French. It continues the basic, comprehensive training in both written and oral French begun in FREA96H , using the second half of the same textbook.
A placement test is mandatory for all students who register for the first time in FREA96H , FREA97H , FREA98H and FREA99H . The Department strongly recommends that the placement test be completed prior to registration.
Limited enrolment: 50 per section
Exclusion: (LGGA22H), FSL102H or equivalent.
Prerequisite: FREA96H or (LGGA21H)

FREA98H3 Intermediate French I
Intended for students who have studied some French in high school or have some knowledge of French. Offers a review of all basic grammar concepts and training in written and spoken French. Reinforces reading comprehension, written skills and oral/aural competence.
A placement test is mandatory for all students who register in FREA96H , FREA97H , FREA98H or FREA99H for the first time. The Department strongly recommends that the placement test be completed prior to registration.
Limited enrolment: 40 students per section
Exclusion: FSL 121Y, (LGGB23H) or equivalent
Prerequisite: FREA97H or (LGGA22H)

FREA99H3 Intermediate French II
Intended for students who have some knowledge of French and who wish to bring their proficiency up to the level of normal University entrance; a continuation of FREA98H ; prepares students for FREA01H . Offers training in written and spoken French, reinforcing reading comprehension, written skills and oral/aural competence.
A placement test is mandatory for all students who register in FREA96H , FREA97H , FREA98H or FREA99H for the first time. The Department strongly recommends that the placement test be completed prior to registration.
Limited enrolment: 40 per section
Exclusion: Grade 12 French, (LGGB24H), FSL121Y or equivalent. Cannot be taken concurrently or after FREA01H .
Prerequisite: FREA98H , (LGGB23H) or equivalent.

FREA01H3 Language Practice I
Reinforcement and development of the language skills - understanding, reading, writing and speaking - necessary for higher-level courses.
The course includes grammar review (written and oral), various exercises both traditional and internet-based, and reading and discussion of texts from different francophone cultures. FREA01H is a prerequisite for all B-level courses.
Exclusion: Native or near-native fluency in French,(FSL161Y), (FSL181Y), FSL221Y
Prerequisite: Grade 12 French or FREA99H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREA02H3 Language Practice II
A continuation of FREA01H .
Exclusion: Native or near-native fluency in French; (FREA10Y), (FSL161Y), (FSL181Y), FSL221Y
Prerequisite: FREA01H

FREA17H3 Conversation I
Development and reinforcement of spoken French.
Through oral practice based on common situations, students will learn vocabulary, syntax and grammar essential for communication. The course also involves supportive in-class written work and listening comprehension exercises. It may but does not have to accompany FREA01H and FREA02H .
Exclusion: Native or near-native proficiency; (FSL161Y), FREB01H , FREB02H , FREB17H , FREC05H , FREC01H , FREC02H , FREC18H
Prerequisite: Grade 12 French or equivalent

FREB01H3 Language Practice III
This course is concerned with the development of fluency, accuracy of expression and style through the study of grammar, composition, aural/oral practice and a variety of readings. Course work can be supplemented by audio and videotapes.
Exclusion: (FSL261Y), (FSL281Y), FSL331Y, FSL341Y or equivalent or native proficiency
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB02H3 Language Practice IV
A continuation of FREB01H .
Exclusion: (FSL261Y), (FSL281Y), FSL331Y, FSL341Y or equivalent or native proficiency
Prerequisite: FREB01H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB08H3 Practical Translation I
An introduction to translation.
The course will use a wide selection of short texts dealing with a variety of topics. Grammatical and lexical problems will be examined with special attention to interference from English.
Exclusion: Native proficiency. FREB08H may not be taken after or concurrently with FREC18H , FRE480Y or FRE481Y.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB09H3 Practical Translation II
A continuation of Practical Translation I.
Texts from fields such as literature, business, politics, technology and advertising will be translated and analyzed in terms of accuracy and lexical resourcefulness. Attention will be paid to multiple variants as well as interference from English
Exclusion: Native proficiency. FREB09H may not be taken after or concurrently with FREC18H , FRE480Y or FRE481Y.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB11H3 French Language in the School System
This course is intended for students considering a career in language teaching.
It involves a series of seminars as well as preparation for observations in local schools throughout the duration of the course.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB17H3 Conversation II
Intensive practice in spoken French.
Controlled situational work, discussion groups and a variety of exercises designed to improve lexical and syntactical resourcefulness will provide an opportunity for a reasonable degree of confidence when speaking about everyday life and contemporary topics. FREB17H can also be taken under Study Elsewhere.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent

FREB18H3 Commercial French
The French language in a commercial or economic context.
Of interest, among others, to students in French, Business, Accounting, Management, Economics and Journalism, this course emphasizes commercial writing techniques and exercises that include the vocabulary and structures of business language primarily as found in the Canadian francophone community.
Exclusion: FSL366H
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB20H3 Teaching Children's Literature in French
An analysis of the varied forms and contents of children's literature written in French.
The course examines different texts in terms of target age, pictorial illustrations, didactic bent, socio-cultural dimensions etc., focusing on, among other things, fairy tales urban and otherwise, cartoons, detective stories, adventure tales, and art, science and history books.
Exclusion: FRE385H
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB22H3 The Society and Culture of Québec
A study of the historical, cultural and social development of Québec society from its origins to today.
Aspects such as history, literature, art, politics, education, popular culture and cinema will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the elements of Québec culture and society that make it a distinct place in North America.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB27H3 Modern France
An examination of political, social and cultural developments in France in the last hundred years. Topics will include: the impact of two World Wars; the decolonization process; the European Community; the media; the educational system; immigration etc.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB28H3 The Francophone World
An examination of historical, political and cultural realities in different parts of the French-speaking world. Topics to be discussed will include slavery, colonization, de-colonization and multi-linguism.
Exclusion: FSL362Y
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB35H3 Francophone Literature
A study of a variety of literary texts from the French-speaking world, excluding France and Canada. Attention will be given to the cultural and historical background as well as to the close study of works from areas including the West Indies, North and West Africa.
Exclusion: FRE332H
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB36H3 The 20th Century Québec Novel
A study of some of the major novels written in Québec since 1945.
The course will focus on the evolution of the novelistic form and its relevance within modern Western literature. We will also examine the link between the novels studied and the transformation of Québec society.
Exclusion: FRE210Y
Prerequisite: FREA01H & FREA02H
Corequisite: FREB51H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB37H3 Contemporary Québec Drama
An examination of contemporary Québec theatre.
We will study texts representative of a variety of dramatic styles. The focus will be primarily on dramatic texts; significant theatrical performances, however, will also be considered.
Exclusion: FRE312H
Prerequisite: FREA01H & FREA02H
Corequisite: FREB51H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB43H3 Understanding French Grammar
Directed to students specializing in French and all those who wish to strengthen their knowledge/use of French.
We explore ways in which quite simplified linguistic tools shed light on the apparent complexity of French grammar, and examine parts of speech, grammatical features and functions, subordination, clause types, and more.
Exclusion: FRE172H
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent

FREB44H3 Introduction to Linguistics: French Phonetics and Phonology
An examination of the sound system of modern French.
The course will acquaint student with acoustic phonetics and the basic concept and features of the French phonetic system. Phonological interpretation of phonetic data (from speech samples) and prosodic features such as stress and intonation will be examined.
Exclusion: FRE272Y, FRE376H
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB45H3 Introduction to Linguistics: French Morphology and Syntax
An examination of the internal structure of words and sentences in French.
Covered are topics including word formation, grammatical categories, syntactic structure of simple and complex clauses, and grammatical relations of subject, predicate and complement.
This course complements FREB43H and FREB44H .
Exclusion: FRE272Y
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or permission of instructor

FREB50H3 Introduction to Literature in French I
A study of representative texts from the three major literary genres (fiction, drama, poetry). The course will introduce students to the critical reading of literary texts in French; students will acquire the basic concepts and techniques needed to analyze literature.
Exclusion: FRE240Y
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB51H3 Literary History in Context: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century
A study of the evolution of the major trends of French literature from the Middle-Ages to the 17th century through representative texts (short novels, poetry and short stories) selected for their historical relevance and literary importance.
Exclusion: FRE250Y
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB55H3 Literary History in Context: 18th and 19th Centuries
A study of the evolution of the major trends of French literature from the 18th and 19th centuries through representative texts (short stories, poetry and novels), selected for their historical relevance and literary importance. Students will also learn to use some tools required for text analysis and will apply them in context.
Exclusion: FRE250Y
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor.

FREB70H3 Cinema of the Francophone World
An examination of films that have had a major impact on the development of francophone cinema.
We will study motion pictures from France, Québec and other parts of the francophone world that have made a significant contribution to both modern cinematography and Western culture.
Prerequisite: FREA01H & FREA02H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREB84H3 Folktale, Myth and the Fantastic in the French-Speaking World
An examination of the imagined/imaginative in cultures and belief systems in the francophone world.
Myths and folktales from Canada, the U.S., French Guyana, North and West Africa will be examined in terms of form, function, psychological dimensions and cultural interpretations of, for instance, life, death, food and individualism. Taught in English.
Prerequisite: [FREA01H & FREA02H for students enrolled in French programs or two A-level courses in Humanities or permission of instructor

FREC01H3 Language Practice V
The purpose of the course is to improve the student's written, listening and oral skills.
The course will focus on acquisition of the appropriate means of expression through practice in text summary, composition, error analysis, review of specific grammar points and discussion of recorded material, articles and films.
Exclusion: (FSL361Y), (FSL382H), (FSL383H), FSL431Y, FSL442H, FSL443H or equivalent.
Prerequisite: [FREB01H & FREB02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC02H3 Language Practice VI
A continuation of FREC01H .
Exclusion: (FSL361Y), (FSL382H), (FSL383H), FSL431Y, FSL442H, FSL443H or equivalent
Prerequisite: FREC01H

FREC05H3 Exercise in Interpreting
Preparation for using oral French for job and other contact-related purposes.
   The class features small groups in "real-life" situations (e.g. legal cases, social work, immigration, annual business meetings). Practice in interpreting will focus on retention, accuracy of expression, lexical resourcefulness, cultural "reformatting" and speed of delivery.
Prerequisite: FREB17H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC11H3 Teaching French as a Second Language
A study of different theories of language teaching and learning and their application to the teaching of French as a second language.
Exclusion: FRE384H
Prerequisite: [FREC01H & FREC02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC18H3 Translation for Business and Professional Needs
Practice in translating commercial, professional and technical texts.
Students will have the opportunity to widen their knowledge of the vocabulary and structures particular to the language of business as well as to such fields as industrial relations, insurance, software, health care, social work and finance.
Exclusion: FREC18H may not be taken after or concurrently with FRE480Y or FRE481Y.
Prerequisite: [FREB01H & FREB02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC38H3 Special Topics in the Literature of Québec: Postmodern Literature
An exploration of the textual forms and ideas that challenge tradition in contemporary writing.
Québecois postmodern literature speaks of vitality, liberating forces and creativity. We will examine issues such as gender identity, the question of the Self and the Other and the impact of technology on our culture.
Prerequisite: FREB50H or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC46H3 French Syntax
A study of various aspects of French sentences.
   Topics include grammatical patterns of sentences, how and why basic patterns are transformed, grammatical constraints on such transformations, and distinctive features that pose problems for FSL learners.
Exclusion: FRE378H
Prerequisite: FREB45H

FREC47H3 Special Topics in Linguistics: Pidgin and Creole Languages
A study of pidgin and Creole languages worldwide.
The course will introduce students to the often complex grammars of these languages and examine French, English, Spanish and Dutch-based Creoles, as well as regional varieties. It will include some socio-historical discussion.
Prerequisite: FREB43H or FREB44H or FREB45H or LINA01H or permission of the instructor

FREC48H3 Sociolinguistics of French
An exploration of the relationship between language and society within a francophone context.
We examine how language use is influenced by social factors such as socio-economic status, types of situation and gender of speaker. Other topics include dialect, languages in contact, language shift, social codes and pidgin and Creole languages.
Exclusion: LINB20H , (LINB21H)
Prerequisite: [FREB01H & FREB02H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC49H3 French Semantics
An examination of meaning and interpretation in the structure, function and use of the French language. The course will introduce students to approaches to the notion of meaning as applied to French data. Identification of elements of meaning, of their properties and of their combination will be discussed.
Exclusion: FRE386H, LINC12H
Prerequisite: FREB43H or FREB44H or FREB45H or LINA01H or permission of the instructor

FREC56H3 Topics in French Literature: Short Stories of the 19th and 20th Centuries
A study of the genre illustrated by short stories from different periods and traditions. The course will examine themes and literary techniques in at least six short stories; attention will also be paid to their socio-cultural context.
Prerequisite: [FREB01H & FREB02H ] & [FREB50H or equivalent] or permission of instructor

FREC61H3 Topics in French Literature: Humour in French-Language Fiction Today
An examination of modern and contemporary comic writing in French.
The bases and functions of literary humour in the last several decades will be studied in works by authors both French and francophone as we consider culture's influence and how and why satire, parody and pastiche make us laugh.
Prerequisite: [FREB50H & FREB51H ] or equivalent or permission of instructor

FREC83H3 Cultural Identities and Stereotypes in the French-Speaking World
The history and development of perceptions of "us" and "them" in France and the francophone world.
   The course examines language and culture, and the historic role of Eurocentrism and colonialism in the construction of cultural stereotypes. "Others" considered include the "noble savage", the "Oriental", the "country bumpkin" and the "foreigner".
Taught in English.
Prerequisite: Two Humanities courses or permission of instructor.

FRED12H3 Advanced Topics in Literature: Haitian Migrant Literature in Quebec
Novels by Haitian writers living in Quebec speak of migration, tension, marginalization, in-betweenness, belonging, the Self and the Other. This course will explore these issues through 4 novels and several other texts, all of which question our societies and encourage change.
Prerequisite: [FREB50H & at least one C-level literature course] or permission of instructor.

FRED46H3 Special Topics in Advanced French Syntax
A close investigation of various constructions in French and their relevance to language acquisition. Emphasis is put on syntactic contrasts between French and English, as well as theoretical and methological implications arising from their analysis.
Exclusion: FRE489H
Prerequisite: FREC46H

FRED02H3  

FRED03H3  

FRED04H3  

FRED05H3  

FRED07H3  

FRED90Y3 Supervised Reading
These courses offer the student an opportunity to carry out independent study of an advanced and intensive kind, under the direction of a faculty member. Student and instructor work out in consultation the course's objectives, content, bibliography, and methods of approach. The material studied should bear a clear relation to the student's previous work, and should differ significantly in content and/or concentration from topics offered in regular courses. In applying to a faculty supervisor, students should be prepared to present a brief written statement of the topic they wish to explore. Final approval of the project rests with the French Discipline.
Students are advised that they must obtain consent from the supervising instructor before registering for these courses. Interested students should contact the Discipline Representative or Program Supervisor for guidance.
Prerequisite: One B-level course in the group FREB01H -FREB84H , except FREB17H & FREB18H .

Published Wednesday November 19th, 2008   Section last updated Mon May 26, 2008


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