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This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for FREN 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 2:50PM Hart Hall 218.
This course studies canonical and non-canonical texts of the Enlightenment period in eighteenth century France. It examines the interests and preoccupations of a society trying to redefine itself in the background of significant cultural, intellectual, and social developments. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: any version of FREN 3401 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Crabtree 223.
This course is designed for students at the advanced level who aim to speak French with enhanced clarity, spontaneity and colour and offers a systematic study of phonetic and prosodic features of French. By exposing students to a variety of authentic audio-visual documents from Francophone parts of the world, the course targets the acquisition of vocabulary,the improvement of aural comprehension and the development of communicative strategies through a variety of situations such as conversations, debates,interviews, and presentations. [Note 1: This course is open to students studying French as a second language.] (Format: Lecture/Workshop 3 Hours) (Exclusion: any version of FREN 3131 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 104.
This course provides writing practice and composition with particular attention to the idiomatic use of French in a variety of contexts including informal prose, expository writing, technical language, and literary language. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Crabtree 202.
This course continues the studies begun in French 2401 and FREN 2501 by further developing skills in reading and interpretation of literary and cultural texts. It introduces textual analysis through selected critical approaches. [Note 1: Students planning to minor or major in French are encouraged to take FREN 2501 and FREN 2601 concurrently. When FREN 2501 and 2601 are taken concurrently, a C- in both courses is required for entry into 3000-level French literature and culture courses.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 9:20AM Crabtree 202.
This course is the continuation of FREN 2401. Its objectives are to further develop reading strategies, to build vocabulary, to continue to improve the formulation of complex sentences by using a variety of co-ordinating/subordinating conjunctions. It also provides practice in writing longer compositions with emphasis on compositional techniques such as outline, structure, and transitions. [Note 1: Students planning to minor or major in French are encouraged to take FREN 2501 and FREN 2601 concurrently. When FREN 2501 and 2601 are taken concurrently, a C- in both courses is required for entry into 3000-level French literature and culture courses.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Crabtree 223.
This course is the continuation of FREN 2401. Its objectives are to further develop reading strategies, to build vocabulary, to continue to improve the formulation of complex sentences by using a variety of co-ordinating/subordinating conjunctions. It also provides practice in writing longer compositions with emphasis on compositional techniques such as outline, structure, and transitions. [Note 1: Students planning to minor or major in French are encouraged to take FREN 2501 and FREN 2601 concurrently. When FREN 2501 and 2601 are taken concurrently, a C- in both courses is required for entry into 3000-level French literature and culture courses.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Crabtree 202.
This course considers some of the issues and debates that help us to understand modern and contemporary French-speaking Canada, its history, society, and culture, its specificity and its diversity, its changing nature and its place in a pan-Canadian cultural landscape with particular emphasis on Quebec and Acadie. [Note 1: Language of instruction is English.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: any version of FREN 1811 previously offered with a different title.) Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 2:50PM Barclay 115.
The continuation of French 1701, this course pursues the development of communication skills through the integration of grammar study, writing practice, and oral exercises. Analysis and discussion of readings reinforce the study of written and oral language. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1 Hour) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Crabtree 223.
The continuation of French 1701, this course pursues the development of communication skills through the integration of grammar study, writing practice, and oral exercises. Analysis and discussion of readings reinforce the study of written and oral language. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1 Hour) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Crabtree 202.
This French grammar course designed for non-Francophones who did not complete high school French, is an intensive review of basic grammatical structures with a particular emphasis on verb conjugation, pronouns, adjectives and syntax. [Note 1: Placement by the Department is required. A minimum standard of achievement on the French Skills Assessment is required. Note 2: Students completing FREN 1651 may continue into FREN 1701.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1 Hour) Monday and Wednesday 3:00 to 4:20PM Crabtree 223.