Languages form a unique addition to a student's university education.

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The Department of Modern Languages provides its students with the opportunity to study various languages and to obtain a good grounding in these, but sees languages within its appropriate cultural contexts, i.e., the acquisition is seen as a vehicle to enter the thought, history, literature, cinema, etc., with which each of the languages is associated.

Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi'kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.

Language Studies have always been an integral part of university studies. Such studies complement many areas of study and are recommended by other disciplines such as:

  • English
  • Music
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences

Language studies are seen as preparation for graduate studies, education programs, travel, and work abroad. They form a unique addition to a student's university education, with the variety of teaching and learning techniques adding variety, balance, or counter-balance to the education process.

Global markets are competing for supremacy, in Europe (with Germany as the pivotal point), the Americas (North and South America), and Asia (Japanese). Prince Edward Island is not removed from this struggle of the internationalization of commerce. Learning a language also helps alleviate, to varying degrees, a lack of knowledge regarding the intricacies and elementary aspects of English on the part of our students.

 

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The Modern Languages department is located in SDU Main Building.

Carlo Lavoie
Associate Professor and Chair
Main Building, 421
clavoie@upei.ca
(902) 566-0431

Overview

Photo by Ben Ramirez, used by Creative Commons agreement.

The Department of Modern Languages provides its students with the opportunity to study various languages and to obtain a good grounding in these, but sees languages within its appropriate cultural contexts, i.e., the acquisition is seen as a vehicle to enter the thought, history, literature, cinema, etc., with which each of the languages is associated.

Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi'kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.

Language Studies have always been an integral part of university studies. Such studies complement many areas of study and are recommended by other disciplines such as:

  • English
  • Music
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences

Language studies are seen as preparation for graduate studies, education programs, travel, and work abroad. They form a unique addition to a student's university education, with the variety of teaching and learning techniques adding variety, balance, or counter-balance to the education process.

Global markets are competing for supremacy, in Europe (with Germany as the pivotal point), the Americas (North and South America), and Asia (Japanese). Prince Edward Island is not removed from this struggle of the internationalization of commerce. Learning a language also helps alleviate, to varying degrees, a lack of knowledge regarding the intricacies and elementary aspects of English on the part of our students.

 

Contact

Carlo Lavoie
Associate Professor and Chair
Main Building, 421
clavoie@upei.ca
(902) 566-0431

Overview

Photo by Ben Ramirez, used by Creative Commons agreement.

The Department of Modern Languages provides its students with the opportunity to study various languages and to obtain a good grounding in these, but sees languages within its appropriate cultural contexts, i.e., the acquisition is seen as a vehicle to enter the thought, history, literature, cinema, etc., with which each of the languages is associated.

Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi'kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.

Language Studies have always been an integral part of university studies. Such studies complement many areas of study and are recommended by other disciplines such as:

  • English
  • Music
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences

Language studies are seen as preparation for graduate studies, education programs, travel, and work abroad. They form a unique addition to a student's university education, with the variety of teaching and learning techniques adding variety, balance, or counter-balance to the education process.

Global markets are competing for supremacy, in Europe (with Germany as the pivotal point), the Americas (North and South America), and Asia (Japanese). Prince Edward Island is not removed from this struggle of the internationalization of commerce. Learning a language also helps alleviate, to varying degrees, a lack of knowledge regarding the intricacies and elementary aspects of English on the part of our students.

 

Contact

Carlo Lavoie
Associate Professor and Chair
Main Building, 421
clavoie@upei.ca
(902) 566-0431

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Course Level: 
1000 Level
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
GER-1010 Introduction to German I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1010 Lab
3 hours credit
ML-1010 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language I
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course provides an introduction to the language in question, through the study of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It includes numerous oral drills, frequent written exercises, short oral presentations and simple readings. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-1010 Introductory Spanish I
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
AST-1020 Introduction to a Selected Language II
This course is a continuation of AST-1010. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. (Cross-listed with Modern Languages Languages 1020). Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Asian Studies 10100
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
GER-1020 Introduction to German II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1020 Lab
PREREQUISITE: German 1010
3 hours credit
ML-1020 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language II
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course is a continuation of Modern Languages 10100. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Modern Languages 1010
3 hours credit
SPAN-1020 Introductory Spanish II
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 Language Lab Section
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: 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: 
GER-2010 Intermediate German I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-2020 Intermediate German II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2010
3 hours credit
SPAN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-2030 Intensive Study Abroad Salamanca
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips. Six semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020
6 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
ML-2090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-2090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C French 2090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
ML-2110 Latin American Studies: South America
This course is an introduction to the socio-political history and theories of cultures in Brazil, the Andean, and the Southern Cone regions of South America. Some of the topics examined are the construction of the nation state, populist governments, military dictatorships, the search for social reform in the 20th century, and the transition to economic development. Subtopics include: slavery and native servitude, acculturation, immigration and urbanization, machismo and marianismo, and current native and women's movements. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
ML-2120 Latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
An introductory course studying the development of societies in Mexico and the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian past to this heterogeneous present. Cultural, geographical, historical, literary, political and social topics are examined combining traditional historical narratives with art, cinema and other texts from popular culture and mass media. The course is structured thematically around significant themes and events. Some of the themes covered are the Mexican, Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions, gender relations and U.S. imperialism and hegemony policies in the region. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C French 2120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2120
SPAN-2150 Spanish for Business
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C French 2210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C French 2220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C French 2410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C French 2420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2510C French 2510 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C French 2520 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610C French 2610 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2610
Course Level: 
3000 Level
Courses: 
GER-3010 The German Novelle I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3010 Composition and Oral Practice I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to "composition," including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small "conversation" class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3020 The German Novelle II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 3010
3 hours credit
SPAN-3020 Composition and Oral Practice II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 3010. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3030 Aspects of Spanish Civilization and Culture
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3040 Aspects of Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
ML-3090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 3000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-3090C French 3090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C French 3110 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3120 Modern German Drama
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 3020
3 hours credit
SPAN-3120 Ibero-American Literature
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C French 3120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3130 Spanish Peninsular Literature
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C French 3130 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3130
SPAN-3150 Translation and Composition I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C French 3210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C French 3220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3220
ENG-3230 Littérature Canadienne-Française 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 French 4410) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
ENG-3240 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 French 4420) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C French 3330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C French 3340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C French 3380 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C French 3390 Conversation Class
French 3390 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C French 3430 Conversation Class
French 3430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4010 The Structure of Spanish
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students' ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C French 4010 Conversation Class
French 4010 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4020 Practical Translation
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C French 4020 Conversation Class
French 4020 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C French 4030 Conversation Class
French 4030 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4030
SPAN-4050 The Legacy of the Spanish Mystics
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English. (Cross-listed with English 3690). Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4070 Spanish Medieval Literature
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mo Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the "originality" of medieval texts and the medieval "author".
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
ML-4090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 4000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-4090C French 4090 Conversation Class
FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
COREQUISITE: French 4090
SPAN-4150 Cervantes' Don quixote and the formation of the Modern Novel
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes' life and times. It examines the novel's social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C French 4210 Conversation Class
French 4210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C French 4320 Conversation Class
French 4320 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C French 4330 Conversation Class
French 4330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C French 4340 Conversation Class
French 4340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C French 4410 Conversation Class
French 4410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C French 4420 Conversation Class
French 4420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4420
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class.
3 hours credit
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. (Cross-listed with ACAD 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class
COREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C French 4430 Conversation Class
French 4430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4430
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4440). Three hours a week plus conversation class
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C French 4460 Conversation Class
French 4460 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C French 4470 Conversation Class
French 4470 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
GER-4510 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish 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
GER-4520 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish 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
GER-1010 Introduction to German I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1010 Lab
3 hours credit
ML-1010 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language I
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course provides an introduction to the language in question, through the study of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It includes numerous oral drills, frequent written exercises, short oral presentations and simple readings. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-1010 Introductory Spanish I
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
AST-1020 Introduction to a Selected Language II
This course is a continuation of AST-1010. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. (Cross-listed with Modern Languages Languages 1020). Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Asian Studies 10100
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
GER-1020 Introduction to German II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1020 Lab
PREREQUISITE: German 1010
3 hours credit
ML-1020 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language II
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course is a continuation of Modern Languages 10100. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Modern Languages 1010
3 hours credit
SPAN-1020 Introductory Spanish II
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 Language Lab Section
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1210 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
GER-2010 Intermediate German I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-2020 Intermediate German II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2010
3 hours credit
SPAN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-2030 Intensive Study Abroad Salamanca
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips. Six semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020
6 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
ML-2090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-2090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C French 2090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
ML-2110 Latin American Studies: South America
This course is an introduction to the socio-political history and theories of cultures in Brazil, the Andean, and the Southern Cone regions of South America. Some of the topics examined are the construction of the nation state, populist governments, military dictatorships, the search for social reform in the 20th century, and the transition to economic development. Subtopics include: slavery and native servitude, acculturation, immigration and urbanization, machismo and marianismo, and current native and women's movements. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
ML-2120 Latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
An introductory course studying the development of societies in Mexico and the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian past to this heterogeneous present. Cultural, geographical, historical, literary, political and social topics are examined combining traditional historical narratives with art, cinema and other texts from popular culture and mass media. The course is structured thematically around significant themes and events. Some of the themes covered are the Mexican, Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions, gender relations and U.S. imperialism and hegemony policies in the region. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C French 2120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2120
SPAN-2150 Spanish for Business
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C French 2210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C French 2220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C French 2410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C French 2420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2510C French 2510 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C French 2520 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610C French 2610 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2610
GER-3010 The German Novelle I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3010 Composition and Oral Practice I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to "composition," including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small "conversation" class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3020 The German Novelle II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 3010
3 hours credit
SPAN-3020 Composition and Oral Practice II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 3010. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3030 Aspects of Spanish Civilization and Culture
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3040 Aspects of Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
ML-3090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 3000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-3090C French 3090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C French 3110 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3120 Modern German Drama
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 3020
3 hours credit
SPAN-3120 Ibero-American Literature
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C French 3120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3130 Spanish Peninsular Literature
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C French 3130 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3130
SPAN-3150 Translation and Composition I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C French 3210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C French 3220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3220
ENG-3230 Littérature Canadienne-Française 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 French 4410) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
ENG-3240 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 French 4420) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C French 3330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C French 3340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C French 3380 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C French 3390 Conversation Class
French 3390 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C French 3430 Conversation Class
French 3430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4010 The Structure of Spanish
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students' ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C French 4010 Conversation Class
French 4010 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4020 Practical Translation
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C French 4020 Conversation Class
French 4020 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C French 4030 Conversation Class
French 4030 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4030
SPAN-4050 The Legacy of the Spanish Mystics
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English. (Cross-listed with English 3690). Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4070 Spanish Medieval Literature
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mo Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the "originality" of medieval texts and the medieval "author".
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
ML-4090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 4000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-4090C French 4090 Conversation Class
FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
COREQUISITE: French 4090
SPAN-4150 Cervantes' Don quixote and the formation of the Modern Novel
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes' life and times. It examines the novel's social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C French 4210 Conversation Class
French 4210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C French 4320 Conversation Class
French 4320 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C French 4330 Conversation Class
French 4330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C French 4340 Conversation Class
French 4340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C French 4410 Conversation Class
French 4410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C French 4420 Conversation Class
French 4420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4420
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class.
3 hours credit
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. (Cross-listed with ACAD 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class
COREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C French 4430 Conversation Class
French 4430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4430
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4440). Three hours a week plus conversation class
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C French 4460 Conversation Class
French 4460 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C French 4470 Conversation Class
French 4470 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
GER-4510 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish 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
GER-4520 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish 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
GER-1010 Introduction to German I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1010 Lab
3 hours credit
ML-1010 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language I
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course provides an introduction to the language in question, through the study of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It includes numerous oral drills, frequent written exercises, short oral presentations and simple readings. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-1010 Introductory Spanish I
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1010 Language Lab Section
3 hours credit
AST-1020 Introduction to a Selected Language II
This course is a continuation of AST-1010. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. (Cross-listed with Modern Languages Languages 1020). Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Asian Studies 10100
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1020 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1010 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit
GER-1020 Introduction to German II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: German 1020 Lab
PREREQUISITE: German 1010
3 hours credit
ML-1020 Introduction to a Selected Modern Language II
This course is intended for students with no proficiency in the language. This course is a continuation of Modern Languages 10100. It provides further study of vocabulary and grammar and introduces aspects of civilization. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Modern Languages 1010
3 hours credit
SPAN-1020 Introductory Spanish II
Spanish 1010 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 1020 is a continuation of 1010. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 1020, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics. Three hours a week plus lab
COREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 Language Lab Section
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.
COREQUISITE: French 1210 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 1220 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1210 or French Placement Test. Refer to Modern Languages Home Page for link to placement test.
3 hours credit

2000 Level

GER-2010 Intermediate German I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
SPAN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-2020 Intermediate German II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2010
3 hours credit
SPAN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students' linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 2020, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-2030 Intensive Study Abroad Salamanca
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips. Six semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1020
6 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
ML-2090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-2090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 2000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-2090C French 2090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2110 Language Lab Section
PREREQUISITE: French 1220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
ML-2110 Latin American Studies: South America
This course is an introduction to the socio-political history and theories of cultures in Brazil, the Andean, and the Southern Cone regions of South America. Some of the topics examined are the construction of the nation state, populist governments, military dictatorships, the search for social reform in the 20th century, and the transition to economic development. Subtopics include: slavery and native servitude, acculturation, immigration and urbanization, machismo and marianismo, and current native and women's movements. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2110 or French Placement Test.
3 hours credit
ML-2120 Latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
An introductory course studying the development of societies in Mexico and the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian past to this heterogeneous present. Cultural, geographical, historical, literary, political and social topics are examined combining traditional historical narratives with art, cinema and other texts from popular culture and mass media. The course is structured thematically around significant themes and events. Some of the themes covered are the Mexican, Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions, gender relations and U.S. imperialism and hegemony policies in the region. Classes are conducted in English. NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students conducted in Spanish.
3 hours credit
FR-2120C French 2120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2120
SPAN-2150 Spanish for Business
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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.
COREQUISITE: French 2210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2120 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2210C French 2210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2210 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2220C French 2220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2410C French 2410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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.
COREQUISITE: French 2420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2410 or French Placement Test
3 hours credit
FR-2420C French 2420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2510 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2510C French 2510 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 2520 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-2520C French 2520 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2520
FR-2610C French 2610 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 2610

3000 Level

GER-3010 The German Novelle I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3010 Composition and Oral Practice I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to "composition," including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small "conversation" class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3020 The German Novelle II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 3010
3 hours credit
SPAN-3020 Composition and Oral Practice II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 3010. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3010 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3030 Aspects of Spanish Civilization and Culture
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3040 Aspects of Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 3000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-3090C
3 hours credit
ML-3090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-3090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 3000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-3090C French 3090 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3110 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3110C French 3110 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3120 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
GER-3120 Modern German Drama
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: German 2020 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 3020
3 hours credit
SPAN-3120 Ibero-American Literature
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3120C French 3120 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3130 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-3130 Spanish Peninsular Literature
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3130C French 3130 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3130
SPAN-3150 Translation and Composition I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3210C French 3210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3220 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3220C French 3220 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 3220
ENG-3230 Littérature Canadienne-Française 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 French 4410) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
ENG-3240 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 French 4420) Three hours a week plus conversation class.
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 3330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3330C French 3330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3340C French 3340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3380 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3380C French 3380 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3390 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3390C French 3390 Conversation Class
French 3390 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 3430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-3430C French 3430 Conversation Class
French 3430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4010 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4010 The Structure of Spanish
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students' ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4010C French 4010 Conversation Class
French 4010 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4020 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4020 Practical Translation
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 3020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4020C French 4020 Conversation Class
French 4020 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4030 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4030C French 4030 Conversation Class
French 4030 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4030
SPAN-4050 The Legacy of the Spanish Mystics
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English. (Cross-listed with English 3690). Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
SPAN-4070 Spanish Medieval Literature
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mo Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the "originality" of medieval texts and the medieval "author".
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Modern Languages at the 4000 level.
COREQUISITE: Fr-4090C
3 hours credit
ML-4090 Special Topics
A lecture course in which various topics or issues are explored in an introductory manner. Detailed descriptions of each year's Special Topics courses will be available in the Department's Calendar Supplement.
3 hours credit
SPAN-4090 Special Topics
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 4000 level.
3 hours credit
FR-4090C French 4090 Conversation Class
FRENCH 4090 CONVERSATION CLASS
COREQUISITE: French 4090
SPAN-4150 Cervantes' Don quixote and the formation of the Modern Novel
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes' life and times. It examines the novel's social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2020 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: French 4210 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4210C French 4210 Conversation Class
French 4210 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4320 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4320C French 4320 Conversation Class
French 4320 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4330 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4330C French 4330 Conversation Class
French 4330 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4340 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4340C French 4340 Conversation Class
French 4340 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4410 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4410C French 4410 Conversation Class
French 4410 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4420 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4420C French 4420 Conversation Class
French 4420 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4420
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class.
3 hours credit
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. (Cross-listed with ACAD 4430). Three hours a week plus conversation class
COREQUISITE: French 4430 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4430C French 4430 Conversation Class
French 4430 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: French 4430
ACAD-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. (Cross-listed with French 4440). Three hours a week plus conversation class
3 hours credit
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
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4460 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4460C French 4460 Conversation Class
French 4460 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
COREQUISITE: French 4470 Conversation Class
PREREQUISITE: French 2220 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
FR-4470C French 4470 Conversation Class
French 4470 Conversation Class
COREQUISITE: 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
GER-4510 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish 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
GER-4520 Directed Studies
Centred 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 German Studies
3 hours credit
SPAN-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 Spanish studies
3 hours credit
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