Course Descriptions FREN 1004X/Y    Pratique de la lecture/French for Reading
CREDIT HOURS: 6
This course develops the ability to read contemporary French prose with ease and accuracy. Emphasis is on the acquisition of skills that facilitate reading. Classroom work involves a grammar review, study and discussion of a wide variety of readings, reading comprehension, as well as correction of prepared translations and sight translations (from French to English only). FREN 1004.06 is given in English and is not, by itself, suitable for students who plan to major in French. It may, however, be taken by those with no prior training in French or as an additional first-year option for those taking FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03 or FREN 1045X/Y.06. This course also satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
PREREQUISITES: Online French Placement Test (dal.ca/frenchtest)
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1060.06

FREN 1005   Français fondamental/Basic French
CREDIT HOURS: 6
For students with little or no previous background in French, for example students with grade 8-11 core French (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest). This course presents the basic components of French grammar with an emphasis on simple sentence types, and develops all four language skills: speaking & writing, and listening & reading comprehension. It also provides an introduction to Francophone culture worldwide. This course is normally followed by FREN 1045.06 or 1047.03 (for students who have achieved a final grade of B+ or above), or FREN 2005.06 for students who do not wish to major in French. This course satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test required: dal.ca/frenchtest
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1000.06, 1006.06, 1050.06, 1007.03, 1008.03

FREN 1007   Français fondamental/Basic French, Part 1
CREDIT HOURS: 3
For students with little or no previous background in French, for example students with grade 8-11 core French (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest). This course presents the basic components of French grammar with an emphasis on simple sentence types, and develops all four language skills: speaking & writing, and listening & reading comprehension. It also provides an introduction to Francophone culture worldwide. This course is followed by FREN 1008 and satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement.
NOTES: Students wishing to continue to Intermediate French (FREN 1045), or to use this course toward satisfying the BA language requirement, must complete both FREN 1007 and FREN 1008.
FORMAT: Lecture
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test required (dal.ca/frenchtest)
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1000X/Y.06, FREN 1005 X/Y.06, FREN1006X/Y.06

FREN 1008   Français fondamental II/Basic French II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
For students with little or no previous background in French, for example students with grade 8-11 core French (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest). This course presents the basic components of French grammar with an emphasis on simple sentence types, and develops all four language skills: speaking & writing, and listening & reading comprehension. It also provides an introduction to Francophone culture worldwide. This course is normally followed by FREN 1045.06 (for students who have achieved a final grade of B+ or above), or FREN 2005 for students who do not wish to major in French. This course satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement.
NOTES: Students wishing to continue to Intermediate French (FREN 1045), or to use this course toward satisfying the BA language requirement, must complete both FREN 1007 and FREN 1008.
FORMAT: Lecture
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1007.03
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1000X/Y.06, FREN 1005 X/Y.06, FREN1006X/Y.06

FREN 1045   Français intermédiaire/Intermediate French
CREDIT HOURS: 6
For students with some background in French, for example grade 11-12 core French (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest), or follows FREN 1005 (for students who have achieved a final grade of B+ or above) or FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03 (final grade of B+ or above in FREN 1008). Focusing on the study of more advanced grammatical structures with an introduction to grammatical analysis, this course also aims to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment. A final grade of B or above in this course leads to all second-year French courses. This course satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement and is normally followed by FREN 2045.03 (or FREN 2047.03 and FREN 2048.03) or FREN 2021.03 and FREN 2022.03.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test qualifying result (www.dal.ca/frenchtest). Students who have taken FREN 1007/FREN 1008 (final grade B+ or above in FREN 1008), or FREN 2005, may also take this course.
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1050X/Y.06

FREN 1047   Français intermédiaire I/Intermediate French I
CREDIT HOURS: 3
For students with some background in French, for example grade 11-12 core French (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest), or to be taken following FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03 (final grade of B+ or above in FREN 1008). Focusing on grammatical structures, this course also aims to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment. This course is followed by FREN 1048.03.
NOTES: Students must complete both FREN 1047 and FREN 1048 to satisfy the BA Language requirement, and/or continue to Advanced French (FREN 2047.03/2048.03).
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test qualifying result (www.dal.ca/frenchtest). Students who have taken FREN 1007/1008 (final grade B+ or above) may also take this course.
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1050X/Y.06; FREN 1057.03; FREN 1058.03; 1045X/Y.06; FREN 1057.03; FREN 1058.03

FREN 1048   Français intermédiaire II/Intermediate French II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course follows FREN 1047 and continues the study of grammatical structures, while also aiming to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment.
NOTES: Students must complete both FREN 1047 and FREN 1048 to satisfy the BA Language requirement, and/or continue to Advanced French (FREN 2047/2048). A final grade of B or above leads to all second-year French courses.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1047.03 or instructor’s permission.
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1050X/Y.06; FREN 1057.03; FREN 1058.03; 1045X/Y.06; FREN 1057.03; FREN 1058.03

FREN 1050X/Y    Français pour anciens étudiants des programmes d'immersion/French for Former Immersion Students
CREDIT HOURS: 6
For students who have completed French Immersion to Grade 12 (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest). Focusing on the study of more advanced grammatical structures including grammatical analysis, this course also aims to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of the structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment. This course will enable immersion graduates to build on their strengths while working to eliminate ingrained errors. A final grade of B or above, in this course normally leads to all second-year French courses. This course satisfies the Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement and is normally followed by FREN 2045.03 or FREN 2021.03 and 2022.03.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test required: dal.ca/frenchtest
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1005X/Y.06, FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03, FREN 1045X/Y.06

FREN 1057   Français pour anciens étudiants des programmes d'immersion I/French for Former Immersion Students I
CREDIT HOURS: 3
For students who have completed French Immersion to Grade 12 (online Placement Test required: www.dal.ca/frenchtest). Focusing on the study of grammatical structures, this course also aims to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of the structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment. This course will enable immersion graduates to build on their strengths while working to eliminate ingrained errors. This course is followed by FREN 1058.03.
NOTES: Students must complete both FREN 1057 and FREN 1058 to satisfy the BA Language requirement, and/or continue to Advanced French (FREN 2047.03/FREN 2048.03).
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Online Placement Test required: dal.ca/frenchtest
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1005X/Y.06, FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03, FREN 1045X/Y.06, FREN 1047.03; FREN 1048.03; FREN 1050XY.06

FREN 1058   Français pour anciens étudiants des programmes d'immersion II/French for Former Immersion Students II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course follows FREN 1057.03 and continues the study of advanced grammatical structures. It also aims to further develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Selected readings will lead to the application of the structures being studied and to vocabulary enrichment. This course will enable immersion graduates to build on their strengths while working to eliminate ingrained errors. A final grade of B or above in FREN 1057/1058 leads to all second-year French courses.
NOTES: Students must complete both FREN 1057 and FREN 1058 to satisfy the BA Language requirement, and/or continue to Advanced French (FREN 2047.03/FREN 2048.03).
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1057.03 or instructor’s permission
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 1005X/Y.06, FREN 1007.03/FREN 1008.03, FREN 1045X/Y.06, FREN 1047.03; FREN 1048.03; FREN 1050X/Y.06

FREN 1100   France, Canada and the Francophone World: Perspectives on Culture and Identity I.
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This class, taught in English, is writing-intensive and may be combined with FR 1200 to fulfill the university's Writing Requirement. While its focus and balance may vary from year to year, it aims to treat a range of themes of common interest between France, Canada and the French-speaking world. Using a variety of resources that may include films, literary texts, the graphic novel (bande dessinée), journalistic and scholarly articles, essays, and theoretical texts of various kinds, we will explore a variety of perspectives from a range of historical periods and geographical-cultural locations. The focus will be on contemporary relevance and the comparative perspective will always be a critical one aimed at finding points of useful comparison with respect to the most urgent contemporary debates, many of which have as their focus culture and identity. Some likely themes include: representations of immigration and refugees in current cinema; models of social and cultural diversity- Canadian multiculturalism, Québec interculturalism and French laïcité; the role of France and/or Canada in the world as seen in recent literary, paraliterary and cinematic works; etc.
NOTES: This course does not satisfy the French degree program requirements. French Majors and Honours students may take this course as an elective.
FORMAT: Lecture
FORMAT COMMENTS: Meets Writing Requirement when taken with another half credit course that meets the Writing Requirement.

FREN 1200   France, Canada and the Francophone World: Perspectives of Culture and Identity II.
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This class, taught in English, is writing-intensive and may be combined with FR 1100 to fulfill the university's Writing Requirement. While its focus and balance may vary from year to year, it builds on the work of FR 1100 and aims to treat a range of themes of common interest between France, Canada and the French-speaking world. Using a variety of resources that may include films, literary texts, the graphic novel (bande dessinée), journalistic and scholarly articles, essays, and theoretical texts of various kinds, we will explore a variety of perspectives from a range of historical periods and geographical-cultural locations. The focus will be on contemporary relevance and the comparative perspective will always be a critical one aimed at finding points of useful comparison with respect to the most urgent contemporary debates, many of which have as their focus culture and identity. Some likely themes include: representations of immigration and refugees in current cinema; models of social and cultural diversity--Canadian multiculturalism, Québec interculturalism and French laïcité; the role of France and/or Canada in the world as seen in recent literary, paraliterary and cinematic works; etc.
NOTES: This course does not satisfy the French Degree requirements. French Majors and Honours students may take this course as an elective.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial

FORMAT COMMENTS: Meets Writing Requirement when taken with another half credit course that meets the Writing Requirement.

FREN 1994   Independent Study
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is normally restricted to students preparing to study abroad in the winter term.

FREN 1995   Independent Study
CREDIT HOURS: 3

NOTES: This course requires departmental approval.
FORMAT: Lecture
RESTRICTIONS: Signature required.

FREN 2002   Le français oral/Spoken French
CREDIT HOURS: 3
In this course, students will develop their ability to express themselves orally in French. The course will emphasize the use of idiomatic and socio-culturally appropriate vocabulary and structures for a variety of communication purposes. Audio-visual and electronic resources, as well as interactive technology, may be integrated into course material.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: FREN 1045X/Y.06, or 1050X/Y.06, or FREN 1047.03 and FREN 1048.03, or FREN 1057.03 and FREN 1058.03, or FREN 2005X/Y.06 or 2000-level Placement Test result, or instructor’s permission

FREN 2005X/Y    Français pratique pour non-spécialistes/Practical French for Non-Majors
CREDIT HOURS: 6
This course follows French 1005 and is designed for students who do not wish to major in French but who would like to maintain and improve their general knowledge of French language and Francophone culture. Along with further training in basic grammatical structures, the course focuses on the practical and accurate use of French to further develop communication skills. Based on authentic audiovisual and multimedia material (films, commercials, documentaries, etc.), activities will aim at vocabulary enrichment, oral comprehension and expression development and will focus mainly on contemporary and daily life topics in a Canadian context. Successful completion of this course (final grade of B or above) leads to second year courses such as FREN 2002.03 or FREN 2021.03/2022.03 for Non-Majors, or to FREN 1045.06 for students who subsequently decide to major in French. This course does not count towards a Major or Minor in French.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: FREN 1007.03 and FREN 1008.03 (final grade of B or above) or instructor's permission

FREN 2020   Introduction à la linguistique/Introduction to Linguistics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Linguistics is the science of language. This course is designed to serve as an introduction to basic concepts in linguistics. The various subfields of linguistics will be introduced with a focus on the core areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Students will learn about the structure of language at different levels of organization: phonemes, syllables, words, phrases, and sentences.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1045X/Y.06 or 1050X/Y.06, or FREN 1047.03 and FREN 1048.03, or FREN 1057.03 and FREN 1058.03, or 2000-level Placement Test result or instructor's permission
EXCLUSIONS: FREN 3020.06

FREN 2021   Langue et culture/Language and Culture
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Normally follows FREN 1045X/Y.06 or 1050X/Y.06, and is taken in the second year of study. This course provides the opportunity to practise and improve language skills (vocabulary and grammar) already acquired. Each year sections offer topics from the options listed below. Each section focuses upon a broad cultural topic via which language skills are developed. No prior knowledge of the topic is supposed. Various readings lead to discussions and oral presentations. Descriptions for sections offered in a specific year may be obtained in April from the Department. All classes and assignments are entirely in French. A maximum of two sections may be taken under the class designation of FREN 2021.03 and 2022.02. Approved in part with Canadian Studies (topic 7 and 15), IDS (topic 3), and Film Studies (topic 13). Topic 01: Le journalisme: I. Oore; Topic 02: La société française à travers la littérature; Topic 03: La civilisation francophone de l'Afrique occidentale et des Antilles; Topic 04: Etudes acadiennes; Topic 05: Monuments culturels de Paris; Topic 06: La France et ses photographes; Topic 07: Québécois et Québécoises célèbres; Topic 08: Contes et légendes; Topic 09: Nature et culture: C. Elson; Topic 10: L'Art en France depuis la Révolution; Topic 11: Voyages culturels à travers la France; Topic 12: Le roman policier: V. Frigerio; Topic 13: Aspects du cinéma français et francophone: C. Elson; Topic 14: Faim et festin: I. BlackTopic; 15: Communication et competence interculturelle; Topic 16 Francophonie et civilisation marocaine: D. Aissaoui
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1045X/Y.06 or FREN 1050X/Y.06, or FREN 1047.03 and FREN 1048.03, or FREN 1057.03 and FREN 1058.03, or 2000-level Placement Test result, or instructor’s permission
CROSS-LISTING: CANA 2021.03. Please note that the cross-listing with Canadian Studies depends on the topic of the course. Please check with instructor.

FREN 2022   Langue et culture/Language and Culture
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Normally follows FREN 1045X/Y.06 or FREN 1050X/Y.06. This course provides the opportunity to practise and improve language skills (vocabulary and grammar) already acquired. Each year sections offer topics from the options listed under FREN 2021.03. Each section focuses upon a broad cultural topic via which language skills are developed. No prior knowledge of the topic is supposed. Various readings lead to discussions and oral presentations. Descriptions for sections offered in a specific year may be obtained in April from the Department. All courses and assignments are entirely in French. A maximum of two sections may be taken under the course designation of FREN 2021.03 and FREN 2022.03. For possible topics, see FREN 2021.03. Approved in part with Canadian Studies (topic 7), Film Studies (topic 13) and IDS (topic 3).
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: FREN 1045X/Y.06 or FREN 1050X/Y.06 or FREN 1047.03 and FREN 1048.03, or FREN 1057.03 and FREN 1058.03 or FREN 2005X/Y.06 or 2000-level Placement Test result, or instructor’s permission
CROSS-LISTING: CANA 2022.03 NOTE: The cross-listing with Canadian Studies depends on the topic of the course. Please check with your instructor to see if course is cross-listed for the current year.

FREN 2025   Morphologie/Morphology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The course builds upon elements of morphology introduced in FREN 2020 (Introduction to Linguistics). It focuses on the place of morphology in the general linguistic theory and on formal modeling of morphological phenomena in several languages, in particular French.
FORMAT: Lecture
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: FREN 2020.03 or FREN 3020.03 or equivalent