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The French program is located in SDU Main Building.

The Department of Modern Languages provides courses for several categories of students: for persons with little or no French, for those who have had French through high school, and for students who are fluent in French through residence, or through family, etc. A placement test must be taken prior to the beginning of classes to confirm the level at which these students should register.

Placement tests are administered through the Modern Languages department website, or on a paper version administered in the Department office to ensure that students are registered in courses according to their abilities.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN FRENCH

  1. A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of French.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 24 semester hours must be taken from upper-level courses above 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than French. In addition to the University’s requirement of  one of UPEI 1010, UPEI 1020, or UPEI 1030 and one writing intensive course, they should also include courses in History and Philosophy. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

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The French program is located in SDU Main Building.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN FRENCH

  1. A minor in French consists of 21 semester hours of courses.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 9 semester hours must be taken from among upper-level courses above French 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere, at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.
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The French program is located in SDU Main Building.
  • Carlo Lavoie (Chair) - Associate Professor
  • Sanda Badescu - Associate Professor
  • Scott Lee - Associate Professor
Overview

The Department of Modern Languages provides courses for several categories of students: for persons with little or no French, for those who have had French through high school, and for students who are fluent in French through residence, or through family, etc. A placement test must be taken prior to the beginning of classes to confirm the level at which these students should register.

Placement tests are administered through the Modern Languages department website, or on a paper version administered in the Department office to ensure that students are registered in courses according to their abilities.

Major

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN FRENCH

  1. A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of French.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 24 semester hours must be taken from upper-level courses above 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than French. In addition to the University’s requirement of  one of UPEI 1010, UPEI 1020, or UPEI 1030 and one writing intensive course, they should also include courses in History and Philosophy. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

Minor

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN FRENCH

  1. A minor in French consists of 21 semester hours of courses.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 9 semester hours must be taken from among upper-level courses above French 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere, at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.
Faculty
  • Carlo Lavoie (Chair) - Associate Professor
  • Sanda Badescu - Associate Professor
  • Scott Lee - Associate Professor

Overview

The Department of Modern Languages provides courses for several categories of students: for persons with little or no French, for those who have had French through high school, and for students who are fluent in French through residence, or through family, etc. A placement test must be taken prior to the beginning of classes to confirm the level at which these students should register.

Placement tests are administered through the Modern Languages department website, or on a paper version administered in the Department office to ensure that students are registered in courses according to their abilities.

Major

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN FRENCH

  1. A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of French.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 24 semester hours must be taken from upper-level courses above 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than French. In addition to the University’s requirement of  one of UPEI 1010, UPEI 1020, or UPEI 1030 and one writing intensive course, they should also include courses in History and Philosophy. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

Minor

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN FRENCH

  1. A minor in French consists of 21 semester hours of courses.
  2. French 2410 and French 2420 are required courses.
  3. At least 9 semester hours must be taken from among upper-level courses above French 2420.
  4. In the case of students transferring credits for courses taken elsewhere, at least 6 semester hours at the upper level must be taken at UPEI.

Faculty

  • Carlo Lavoie (Chair) - Associate Professor
  • Sanda Badescu - Associate Professor
  • Scott Lee - Associate Professor
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Course Level: 
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Courses: 
FR-1010 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I This course proposes fundamentals of French and French culture through a progressive acquisition of basic communication skills and an understanding of the practices and products of French language and Francophone cultures. This course is open only to students who have a limited background in French. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French Placement Test (Refer to ModernLanguages Home Page for link to placement test. Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
FR-1020 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II This course is a continuation of French 101. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section ; French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1210 - BASIC FRENCH I This course is designed for students who have completed (or almost completed) the high school French core program, for those who have completed 1020, or those who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. The major grammar points are studied in order to take the student from the most elementary vocabulary to an ability to function adequately in simple everyday situations. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French 1020 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section ; French 1020 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1220 - BASIC FRENCH II This course is a continuation of French 1210. PREREQUISITE: French 1210 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section ; French 1210 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
2000 Level
Courses: 
FR-2090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C - French 2090 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: Take FR-2090;
FR-2110 - FRENCH V This course is a detailed review of all areas of French grammar. It is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program or French 1220, or who have been identified through the Placement Test. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section ; French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2120 - FRENCH VI This course is a continuation of French 2110. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class ; French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C - French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120
FR-2210 - LANGUE ET LECTURES I This course is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program, or who have completed 2120, or who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. This course entails a detailed and accelerated study of all areas of French grammar, accompanied by analysis of short texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class ; French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C - French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210
FR-2220 - LANGUE ET LECTURES II This course is a continuation of French 2210. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class; French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C - French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220
FR-2410 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS I This course is designed for students who have completed French 2220, or who have been placed into it through the Placement Test. The aim of this course is to improve writing skills through an advanced analysis of both French grammar and short literary and critical texts. Various writing tasks such as the portrait, description, narration, letter-writing, and critical analysis of literary texts are practiced. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: SStudents may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C - French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410
FR-2420 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS II This course is a continuation of French 2410. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class; French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C - French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2420
FR-2510 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE This course is a survey of the dominant movements and major authors of French literature. It comprises lectures in simple French and readings of the representative passages chosen for their literary importance and their accessibility. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor; French 2510 Conversation Class
3 hours credit
FR-2510C - French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2510
FR-2520 - LE FRAN AIS DES AFFAIRES This course is oriented towards French oral and written communication in the business setting. The world of business is examined from the angle of its vocabulary related to job searches, the C.V., administrative and commercial correspondence, as well as communication as it is used in and outside of the workplace. Cross-Listed with Business 2530. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C - French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610 - INTRODUCTION A L'EDUCATION EN FRAN AIS AU CANADA This course provides students with an introduction to French first and second language education in Canada with a particular emphasis on the educational system on Prince Edward Island. Students analyze a variety of French programs in Canadian schools, the goals of these programs, and the roles of teachers within them. Students also examine current issues in education and their impact on French language education. A minimum of 25 hours of school-related experience is a course requirement. Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 2130)
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2610C - French 2610 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2610
Course Level: 
3000 Level
Courses: 
FR-3090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
FR-3090C - FRENCH 3090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 3090
FR-3110 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS I This course is an upper-level grammar course designed for students who already have a good knowledge of French. It focuses on the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills to improve writing in specific contexts such as essays, activity reports, summaries, reviews, etc.The course covers various types of writing and,at the same time, reviews important basics essential for proficient writing in French. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C - French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110
FR-3120 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS II This upper-level course focuses on the development of oral and writing skills in French communication in various professional contexts such as education, health, business, university, etc. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C - French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120
FR-3130 - LITT RATURE FRAN AISE CONTEMPORAINE I This course is a study of the leading writers and movements and the historical and social changes which influenced them up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C - French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130
FR-3210 - XIXe SI CLE: 1800-1850 This course consists of a study of what has traditionally been known as the Romantic period (1800-1850) in French literature, illustrated by authors such as Chateaubriand, Musset, Hugo, Nerval, and Sand. However, other literary figures of the period such as Stendhal, Balzac, Gautier, M rim e, whose works (by turns realist, fantastic, or a hybrid mixture of diverse influences) resist easy classification, are also studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C - French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210
FR-3220 - XIXe SI CLE: 1850-1900 This study of French literature focuses on the second half of the nineteenth-century. The main themes and trends of realism, naturalism and symbolism are studied through texts by authors such as Flaubert, les Goncourt, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Zola. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C - French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220
FR-3330 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES I This course provides an introduction to the French literary world of the XVIIIth century, from 1715 to 1750, with emphasis on the historical and political context which led to the age of Enlightenment, as well as on the study of various works of prose and drama produced by famous authors of the time, such as Montesquieu, Diderot, Marivaux and l'Abb Pr vost. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C - French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330
FR-3340 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES II As a continuation of 3330, this course focuses on the literary productions of the second half of the century, with emphasis on the critical and philosophical aspects of the works selected, as well as on the development of a pre-romantic sensibility towards the end of that period. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C - French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340
FR-3380 - INTRODUCTION la SOCI T QU B COISE This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qu bec. Students examine social productions of Qu bec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, f tes, etc. The course is accompanied by a multimedia presentation including a multitude of images, videos, and films. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C - French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380
FR-3390 - TH TRE CANADIEN-FRAN AIS This course proposes an introduction to theatrical production in French Canada from its origins to the present day. Questions to be discussed include: the representation of history, cultural appropriations, dominant themes, the mixing of genres, time and space, discourse analysis, theatrical language, etc. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C - French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE I This course is a study of the major writers associated with the concept of Classicism. The focus is on the first half of the seventeenth century. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C - French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE II This course focuses on writers in the Age of Louis XIV. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3440C - French 3440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3440 Conversation Class
Course Level: 
4000 Level
Courses: 
FR-4010 - RENAISSANCE This course focuses on French literature of the XVIth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which have led to the development of Humanism in France, as well as on the study of various works of prose and poetry produced by authors of the time such as Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, DuBellay and Montaigne. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C - French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 - LEMOYEN-AGE This course focuses on French literature from the IXth century to the XVth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which led to the development of literary and cultural discourses in Old French. As well, various works of prose and poetry produced by the authors of the period are studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C - French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 - LA NOUVELLE FRAN AISE This course comprises a study of the French short story across the centuries, including such authors as Cazotte, Sade, Gautier, Balzac, Maupassant, Flaubert, Mauriac, Camus, and Yourcenar. The readings are coupled with a theoretical attempt to define the genre such as nouvelle, conte, nouvelle cont e. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C - French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030
FR-4090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
FR-4090C - FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 4090
FR-4210 - LE ROMAN CONTEMPORAIN I This course examines the French novel by exploring the various literary and philosophical movements of the contemporary era (existentialism, the new novel, and beyond). These trends are illustrated through readings of representative authors. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C - French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 - LITT RATURE ET CINEMA This course consists of the study of the relation between French-language literary texts and their film adaptation, ranging from the seventeenth century to the modern day. Various questions of the inter-textual relationship are explored, including aspects specific to each genre. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C - French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 - LA CRITIQUE LITT RAIRE This course provides an overview of various critical schools and methods whose object is the study of literary texts. Among the approaches studied are narratology, psychoanalysis, sociocriticism, deconstruction, and structuralism. The study of these methodologies is combined with practical applications to literary texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C - French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330
FR-4340 - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL GENRE IN FRENCH LITERATURE This course examines French literary works classified as autobiographical, including essays, memoirs, letters, and diaries. It takes as its focus, representative authors starting from the Renaissance up to the present day. The texts studied illustrate historical and cultural movements through several centuries of French literature. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C - French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE I: DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE AU XIXe SI CLE This course proposes a study of the emergence of writing in New France and of the status of the novel in the cultural life of the nineteenth century, specifically the conditions of writing, and the relationship between the novel and the ideologies of the era. It includes a study of works which are thematically and stylistically significant. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3230) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C - French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE II: XXe SI CLE This course proposes a reading of Qu bec novels representative of the most important social and literary movements in the 20th century: the roman de la terre, the urban novel, the psychological novel, the novel of the R volution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qu bec society throughout the 20th century. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3240) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C - French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES I This course comprises a critical reflection on Acadian literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on the oral tradition. Many aspects of Acadian culture are considered, including how the Deportation of 1755 is represented in historical documents and literature, the works of contemporary authors, and the Acadian culture of Prince Edward Island. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C - French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES II This course comprises a critical reflection on modern Acadia, from the 1970s to the present day. It looks at many aspects of Acadian culture, including novels, songs, and poetry, and the emerging importance of the visual arts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4440C - French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 - TRADUCTION: ANGLAIS-FRAN AIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in English. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C - French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 - TRADUCTION: FRAN AIS-ANGLAIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in French. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C - French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470
FR-4510 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit
FR-4520 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

FR-1010 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I This course proposes fundamentals of French and French culture through a progressive acquisition of basic communication skills and an understanding of the practices and products of French language and Francophone cultures. This course is open only to students who have a limited background in French. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French Placement Test (Refer to ModernLanguages Home Page for link to placement test. Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
FR-1020 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II This course is a continuation of French 101. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section ; French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1210 - BASIC FRENCH I This course is designed for students who have completed (or almost completed) the high school French core program, for those who have completed 1020, or those who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. The major grammar points are studied in order to take the student from the most elementary vocabulary to an ability to function adequately in simple everyday situations. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French 1020 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section ; French 1020 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1220 - BASIC FRENCH II This course is a continuation of French 1210. PREREQUISITE: French 1210 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section ; French 1210 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-2090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C - French 2090 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: Take FR-2090;
FR-2110 - FRENCH V This course is a detailed review of all areas of French grammar. It is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program or French 1220, or who have been identified through the Placement Test. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section ; French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2120 - FRENCH VI This course is a continuation of French 2110. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class ; French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C - French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120
FR-2210 - LANGUE ET LECTURES I This course is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program, or who have completed 2120, or who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. This course entails a detailed and accelerated study of all areas of French grammar, accompanied by analysis of short texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class ; French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C - French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210
FR-2220 - LANGUE ET LECTURES II This course is a continuation of French 2210. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class; French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C - French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220
FR-2410 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS I This course is designed for students who have completed French 2220, or who have been placed into it through the Placement Test. The aim of this course is to improve writing skills through an advanced analysis of both French grammar and short literary and critical texts. Various writing tasks such as the portrait, description, narration, letter-writing, and critical analysis of literary texts are practiced. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: SStudents may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C - French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410
FR-2420 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS II This course is a continuation of French 2410. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class; French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C - French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2420
FR-2510 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE This course is a survey of the dominant movements and major authors of French literature. It comprises lectures in simple French and readings of the representative passages chosen for their literary importance and their accessibility. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor; French 2510 Conversation Class
3 hours credit
FR-2510C - French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2510
FR-2520 - LE FRAN AIS DES AFFAIRES This course is oriented towards French oral and written communication in the business setting. The world of business is examined from the angle of its vocabulary related to job searches, the C.V., administrative and commercial correspondence, as well as communication as it is used in and outside of the workplace. Cross-Listed with Business 2530. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C - French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610 - INTRODUCTION A L'EDUCATION EN FRAN AIS AU CANADA This course provides students with an introduction to French first and second language education in Canada with a particular emphasis on the educational system on Prince Edward Island. Students analyze a variety of French programs in Canadian schools, the goals of these programs, and the roles of teachers within them. Students also examine current issues in education and their impact on French language education. A minimum of 25 hours of school-related experience is a course requirement. Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 2130)
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2610C - French 2610 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2610
FR-3090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
FR-3090C - FRENCH 3090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 3090
FR-3110 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS I This course is an upper-level grammar course designed for students who already have a good knowledge of French. It focuses on the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills to improve writing in specific contexts such as essays, activity reports, summaries, reviews, etc.The course covers various types of writing and,at the same time, reviews important basics essential for proficient writing in French. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C - French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110
FR-3120 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS II This upper-level course focuses on the development of oral and writing skills in French communication in various professional contexts such as education, health, business, university, etc. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C - French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120
FR-3130 - LITT RATURE FRAN AISE CONTEMPORAINE I This course is a study of the leading writers and movements and the historical and social changes which influenced them up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C - French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130
FR-3210 - XIXe SI CLE: 1800-1850 This course consists of a study of what has traditionally been known as the Romantic period (1800-1850) in French literature, illustrated by authors such as Chateaubriand, Musset, Hugo, Nerval, and Sand. However, other literary figures of the period such as Stendhal, Balzac, Gautier, M rim e, whose works (by turns realist, fantastic, or a hybrid mixture of diverse influences) resist easy classification, are also studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C - French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210
FR-3220 - XIXe SI CLE: 1850-1900 This study of French literature focuses on the second half of the nineteenth-century. The main themes and trends of realism, naturalism and symbolism are studied through texts by authors such as Flaubert, les Goncourt, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Zola. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C - French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220
FR-3330 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES I This course provides an introduction to the French literary world of the XVIIIth century, from 1715 to 1750, with emphasis on the historical and political context which led to the age of Enlightenment, as well as on the study of various works of prose and drama produced by famous authors of the time, such as Montesquieu, Diderot, Marivaux and l'Abb Pr vost. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C - French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330
FR-3340 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES II As a continuation of 3330, this course focuses on the literary productions of the second half of the century, with emphasis on the critical and philosophical aspects of the works selected, as well as on the development of a pre-romantic sensibility towards the end of that period. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C - French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340
FR-3380 - INTRODUCTION la SOCI T QU B COISE This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qu bec. Students examine social productions of Qu bec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, f tes, etc. The course is accompanied by a multimedia presentation including a multitude of images, videos, and films. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C - French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380
FR-3390 - TH TRE CANADIEN-FRAN AIS This course proposes an introduction to theatrical production in French Canada from its origins to the present day. Questions to be discussed include: the representation of history, cultural appropriations, dominant themes, the mixing of genres, time and space, discourse analysis, theatrical language, etc. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C - French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE I This course is a study of the major writers associated with the concept of Classicism. The focus is on the first half of the seventeenth century. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C - French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE II This course focuses on writers in the Age of Louis XIV. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3440C - French 3440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3440 Conversation Class
FR-4010 - RENAISSANCE This course focuses on French literature of the XVIth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which have led to the development of Humanism in France, as well as on the study of various works of prose and poetry produced by authors of the time such as Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, DuBellay and Montaigne. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C - French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 - LEMOYEN-AGE This course focuses on French literature from the IXth century to the XVth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which led to the development of literary and cultural discourses in Old French. As well, various works of prose and poetry produced by the authors of the period are studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C - French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 - LA NOUVELLE FRAN AISE This course comprises a study of the French short story across the centuries, including such authors as Cazotte, Sade, Gautier, Balzac, Maupassant, Flaubert, Mauriac, Camus, and Yourcenar. The readings are coupled with a theoretical attempt to define the genre such as nouvelle, conte, nouvelle cont e. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C - French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030
FR-4090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
FR-4090C - FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 4090
FR-4210 - LE ROMAN CONTEMPORAIN I This course examines the French novel by exploring the various literary and philosophical movements of the contemporary era (existentialism, the new novel, and beyond). These trends are illustrated through readings of representative authors. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C - French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 - LITT RATURE ET CINEMA This course consists of the study of the relation between French-language literary texts and their film adaptation, ranging from the seventeenth century to the modern day. Various questions of the inter-textual relationship are explored, including aspects specific to each genre. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C - French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 - LA CRITIQUE LITT RAIRE This course provides an overview of various critical schools and methods whose object is the study of literary texts. Among the approaches studied are narratology, psychoanalysis, sociocriticism, deconstruction, and structuralism. The study of these methodologies is combined with practical applications to literary texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C - French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330
FR-4340 - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL GENRE IN FRENCH LITERATURE This course examines French literary works classified as autobiographical, including essays, memoirs, letters, and diaries. It takes as its focus, representative authors starting from the Renaissance up to the present day. The texts studied illustrate historical and cultural movements through several centuries of French literature. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C - French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE I: DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE AU XIXe SI CLE This course proposes a study of the emergence of writing in New France and of the status of the novel in the cultural life of the nineteenth century, specifically the conditions of writing, and the relationship between the novel and the ideologies of the era. It includes a study of works which are thematically and stylistically significant. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3230) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C - French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE II: XXe SI CLE This course proposes a reading of Qu bec novels representative of the most important social and literary movements in the 20th century: the roman de la terre, the urban novel, the psychological novel, the novel of the R volution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qu bec society throughout the 20th century. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3240) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C - French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES I This course comprises a critical reflection on Acadian literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on the oral tradition. Many aspects of Acadian culture are considered, including how the Deportation of 1755 is represented in historical documents and literature, the works of contemporary authors, and the Acadian culture of Prince Edward Island. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C - French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES II This course comprises a critical reflection on modern Acadia, from the 1970s to the present day. It looks at many aspects of Acadian culture, including novels, songs, and poetry, and the emerging importance of the visual arts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4440C - French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 - TRADUCTION: ANGLAIS-FRAN AIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in English. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C - French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 - TRADUCTION: FRAN AIS-ANGLAIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in French. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C - French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470
FR-4510 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit
FR-4520 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

1000 Level

FR-1010 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I This course proposes fundamentals of French and French culture through a progressive acquisition of basic communication skills and an understanding of the practices and products of French language and Francophone cultures. This course is open only to students who have a limited background in French. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French Placement Test (Refer to ModernLanguages Home Page for link to placement test. Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
FR-1020 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II This course is a continuation of French 101. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section ; French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1210 - BASIC FRENCH I This course is designed for students who have completed (or almost completed) the high school French core program, for those who have completed 1020, or those who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. The major grammar points are studied in order to take the student from the most elementary vocabulary to an ability to function adequately in simple everyday situations. The French Placement test is mandatory in order to enroll. PREREQUISITE: French 1020 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab or online. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section ; French 1020 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
FR-1220 - BASIC FRENCH II This course is a continuation of French 1210. PREREQUISITE: French 1210 or French Placement Test Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section ; French 1210 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit

2000 Level

FR-2090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C - French 2090 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: Take FR-2090;
FR-2110 - FRENCH V This course is a detailed review of all areas of French grammar. It is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program or French 1220, or who have been identified through the Placement Test. Three hours a week plus lab. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section ; French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2120 - FRENCH VI This course is a continuation of French 2110. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class ; French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C - French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120
FR-2210 - LANGUE ET LECTURES I This course is designed for students who have completed the high school French Immersion Program, or who have completed 2120, or who are placed into the course through the Placement Test. This course entails a detailed and accelerated study of all areas of French grammar, accompanied by analysis of short texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class ; French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C - French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210
FR-2220 - LANGUE ET LECTURES II This course is a continuation of French 2210. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class; French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C - French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220
FR-2410 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS I This course is designed for students who have completed French 2220, or who have been placed into it through the Placement Test. The aim of this course is to improve writing skills through an advanced analysis of both French grammar and short literary and critical texts. Various writing tasks such as the portrait, description, narration, letter-writing, and critical analysis of literary texts are practiced. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: SStudents may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C - French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410
FR-2420 - FRENCH COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS II This course is a continuation of French 2410. Three hours a week plus conversation class. NOTE: Students may not reverse the sequence of any courses taken from French 1010 to French 2420, with the exception of French 2090.
PREREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class; French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C - French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2420
FR-2510 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE This course is a survey of the dominant movements and major authors of French literature. It comprises lectures in simple French and readings of the representative passages chosen for their literary importance and their accessibility. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor; French 2510 Conversation Class
3 hours credit
FR-2510C - French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2510
FR-2520 - LE FRAN AIS DES AFFAIRES This course is oriented towards French oral and written communication in the business setting. The world of business is examined from the angle of its vocabulary related to job searches, the C.V., administrative and commercial correspondence, as well as communication as it is used in and outside of the workplace. Cross-Listed with Business 2530. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C - French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610 - INTRODUCTION A L'EDUCATION EN FRAN AIS AU CANADA This course provides students with an introduction to French first and second language education in Canada with a particular emphasis on the educational system on Prince Edward Island. Students analyze a variety of French programs in Canadian schools, the goals of these programs, and the roles of teachers within them. Students also examine current issues in education and their impact on French language education. A minimum of 25 hours of school-related experience is a course requirement. Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 2130)
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2610C - French 2610 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2610

3000 Level

FR-3090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
FR-3090C - FRENCH 3090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 3090
FR-3110 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS I This course is an upper-level grammar course designed for students who already have a good knowledge of French. It focuses on the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills to improve writing in specific contexts such as essays, activity reports, summaries, reviews, etc.The course covers various types of writing and,at the same time, reviews important basics essential for proficient writing in French. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C - French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3110
FR-3120 - PRATIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION EN FRAN AIS II This upper-level course focuses on the development of oral and writing skills in French communication in various professional contexts such as education, health, business, university, etc. PREREQUISITE: French 222 or permission of the instructor Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C - French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3120
FR-3130 - LITT RATURE FRAN AISE CONTEMPORAINE I This course is a study of the leading writers and movements and the historical and social changes which influenced them up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C - French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3130
FR-3210 - XIXe SI CLE: 1800-1850 This course consists of a study of what has traditionally been known as the Romantic period (1800-1850) in French literature, illustrated by authors such as Chateaubriand, Musset, Hugo, Nerval, and Sand. However, other literary figures of the period such as Stendhal, Balzac, Gautier, M rim e, whose works (by turns realist, fantastic, or a hybrid mixture of diverse influences) resist easy classification, are also studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C - French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3210
FR-3220 - XIXe SI CLE: 1850-1900 This study of French literature focuses on the second half of the nineteenth-century. The main themes and trends of realism, naturalism and symbolism are studied through texts by authors such as Flaubert, les Goncourt, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Zola. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C - French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3220
FR-3330 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES I This course provides an introduction to the French literary world of the XVIIIth century, from 1715 to 1750, with emphasis on the historical and political context which led to the age of Enlightenment, as well as on the study of various works of prose and drama produced by famous authors of the time, such as Montesquieu, Diderot, Marivaux and l'Abb Pr vost. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C - French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3330
FR-3340 - XVIIIe SI CLE: L'AGE DES LUMIERES II As a continuation of 3330, this course focuses on the literary productions of the second half of the century, with emphasis on the critical and philosophical aspects of the works selected, as well as on the development of a pre-romantic sensibility towards the end of that period. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C - French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3340
FR-3380 - INTRODUCTION la SOCI T QU B COISE This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qu bec. Students examine social productions of Qu bec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, f tes, etc. The course is accompanied by a multimedia presentation including a multitude of images, videos, and films. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C - French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3380
FR-3390 - TH TRE CANADIEN-FRAN AIS This course proposes an introduction to theatrical production in French Canada from its origins to the present day. Questions to be discussed include: the representation of history, cultural appropriations, dominant themes, the mixing of genres, time and space, discourse analysis, theatrical language, etc. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C - French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE I This course is a study of the major writers associated with the concept of Classicism. The focus is on the first half of the seventeenth century. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C - French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 - XVIIe SI CLE: LE GRAND SI CLE II This course focuses on writers in the Age of Louis XIV. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3440C - French 3440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3440 Conversation Class

4000 Level

FR-4010 - RENAISSANCE This course focuses on French literature of the XVIth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which have led to the development of Humanism in France, as well as on the study of various works of prose and poetry produced by authors of the time such as Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, DuBellay and Montaigne. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C - French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 - LEMOYEN-AGE This course focuses on French literature from the IXth century to the XVth century, with emphasis on the historical and political contexts which led to the development of literary and cultural discourses in Old French. As well, various works of prose and poetry produced by the authors of the period are studied. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C - French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 - LA NOUVELLE FRAN AISE This course comprises a study of the French short story across the centuries, including such authors as Cazotte, Sade, Gautier, Balzac, Maupassant, Flaubert, Mauriac, Camus, and Yourcenar. The readings are coupled with a theoretical attempt to define the genre such as nouvelle, conte, nouvelle cont e. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C - French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4030
FR-4090 - SPECIAL TOPICS Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
PREREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
FR-4090C - FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
PREREQUISITE: French 4090
FR-4210 - LE ROMAN CONTEMPORAIN I This course examines the French novel by exploring the various literary and philosophical movements of the contemporary era (existentialism, the new novel, and beyond). These trends are illustrated through readings of representative authors. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C - French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 - LITT RATURE ET CINEMA This course consists of the study of the relation between French-language literary texts and their film adaptation, ranging from the seventeenth century to the modern day. Various questions of the inter-textual relationship are explored, including aspects specific to each genre. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C - French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 - LA CRITIQUE LITT RAIRE This course provides an overview of various critical schools and methods whose object is the study of literary texts. Among the approaches studied are narratology, psychoanalysis, sociocriticism, deconstruction, and structuralism. The study of these methodologies is combined with practical applications to literary texts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C - French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4330
FR-4340 - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL GENRE IN FRENCH LITERATURE This course examines French literary works classified as autobiographical, including essays, memoirs, letters, and diaries. It takes as its focus, representative authors starting from the Renaissance up to the present day. The texts studied illustrate historical and cultural movements through several centuries of French literature. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C - French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE I: DE LA NOUVELLE-FRANCE AU XIXe SI CLE This course proposes a study of the emergence of writing in New France and of the status of the novel in the cultural life of the nineteenth century, specifically the conditions of writing, and the relationship between the novel and the ideologies of the era. It includes a study of works which are thematically and stylistically significant. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3230) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C - French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 - LITT RATURE CANADIENNE-FRAN AISE II: XXe SI CLE This course proposes a reading of Qu bec novels representative of the most important social and literary movements in the 20th century: the roman de la terre, the urban novel, the psychological novel, the novel of the R volution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qu bec society throughout the 20th century. Cross-listed with English (cf. English 3240) Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C - French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES I This course comprises a critical reflection on Acadian literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on the oral tradition. Many aspects of Acadian culture are considered, including how the Deportation of 1755 is represented in historical documents and literature, the works of contemporary authors, and the Acadian culture of Prince Edward Island. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C - French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 - CULTURE ET LITT RATURE ACADIENNES II This course comprises a critical reflection on modern Acadia, from the 1970s to the present day. It looks at many aspects of Acadian culture, including novels, songs, and poetry, and the emerging importance of the visual arts. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4440C - French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 - TRADUCTION: ANGLAIS-FRAN AIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in English. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C - French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 - TRADUCTION: FRAN AIS-ANGLAIS This course covers a wide range of everyday material, e.g., government documents, letters, news items, advertising material, and literary extracts in French. Close attention will be paid to the style of language appropriate to each different type of translation. Three hours a week plus conversation class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class; French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C - French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4470
FR-4510 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit
FR-4520 - DIRECTED STUDIES Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in French Studies
3 hours credit
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