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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. 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.
3 hours credit
FR-1020 Introduction to French Language and Culture II
This course is a continuation of French 1010. 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: Students 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 Français 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 Á L'education En Français 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 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 Français 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. 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 Français 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. 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 Littérature Français 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 Siècle: 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, Mrime, 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 Siècle: 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 Siècle: 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 Prvost. 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 Siècle: 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 à la Société Québécoise
This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qubec. Students examine social productions of Qubec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, ftes, 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 Théâtre Canadien-Français
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
French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
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
French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 Chevaliers Et Magie Au Moyen 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
French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 La Nouvelle Française
LA NOUVELLE FRANAISE 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 conte. 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
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
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
French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 Littérature 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
French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 La Critique Littéraire
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
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
French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 Littérature Canadienne-Français I: de La Nouvelle-France Au Xixe Siécle
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 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
French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 Littérature Canadienne-Française II: Xxe Siécle
This course proposes a reading of Qubec 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 Rvolution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qubec society throughout the 20th century. (Cross-listed with 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
French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 Traduction: Anglais-Français
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
French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 Traduction: Français-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
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. 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.
3 hours credit
FR-1020 Introduction to French Language and Culture II
This course is a continuation of French 1010. 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: Students 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 Français 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 Á L'education En Français 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 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 Français 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. 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 Français 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. 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 Littérature Français 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 Siècle: 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, Mrime, 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 Siècle: 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 Siècle: 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 Prvost. 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 Siècle: 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 à la Société Québécoise
This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qubec. Students examine social productions of Qubec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, ftes, 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 Théâtre Canadien-Français
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
French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
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
French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 Chevaliers Et Magie Au Moyen 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
French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 La Nouvelle Française
LA NOUVELLE FRANAISE 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 conte. 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
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
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
French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 Littérature 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
French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 La Critique Littéraire
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
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
French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 Littérature Canadienne-Français I: de La Nouvelle-France Au Xixe Siécle
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 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
French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 Littérature Canadienne-Française II: Xxe Siécle
This course proposes a reading of Qubec 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 Rvolution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qubec society throughout the 20th century. (Cross-listed with 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
French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 Traduction: Anglais-Français
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
French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 Traduction: Français-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
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. 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.
3 hours credit
FR-1020 Introduction to French Language and Culture II
This course is a continuation of French 1010. 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: Students 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 Français 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 Á L'education En Français 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 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 Français 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. 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 Français 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. 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 Littérature Français 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 Siècle: 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, Mrime, 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 Siècle: 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 Siècle: 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 Prvost. 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 Siècle: 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 à la Société Québécoise
This course discusses the history and more specifically the culture of Qubec. Students examine social productions of Qubec throughout history: politics, the family, language, the arts, literature, the educational system, ideologies, ftes, 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 Théâtre Canadien-Français
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
French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3390
FR-3430 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 3430
FR-3440 XVIIe Siècle: Le Grand Siècle 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
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
French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4010
FR-4020 Chevaliers Et Magie Au Moyen 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
French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4020
FR-4030 La Nouvelle Française
LA NOUVELLE FRANAISE 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 conte. 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
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
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
French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4210
FR-4320 Littérature 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
French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4320
FR-4330 La Critique Littéraire
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
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
French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4340
FR-4410 Littérature Canadienne-Français I: de La Nouvelle-France Au Xixe Siécle
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 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
French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4410
FR-4420 Littérature Canadienne-Française II: Xxe Siécle
This course proposes a reading of Qubec 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 Rvolution tranquille, and the contemporary novel. The evolution of literary forms is studied as a function of the ideological shifts in Qubec society throughout the 20th century. (Cross-listed with 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
French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4420
FR-4430 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4430
FR-4440 Culture et Littérature 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
French 4440 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4440
FR-4460 Traduction: Anglais-Français
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
French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 4460
FR-4470 Traduction: Français-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
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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