2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar

French Studies  
This program is offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Chair Tamara El-Hoss Cristina Santos (as of July 1, 2015) Academic Adviser Liz Hay  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Cora Solway 905-688-5550, extension 3312 Mackenzie Chown A240 brocku.ca/modernlanguages The Department aims to provide students with a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of spoken and written French, as well as French and Francophone literatures and cultures. In addition to the courses taught in French, the Department offers a series of courses taught in English (designated SCLC) that may be acceptable for credit toward a degree in French Studies. The Department favours and facilitates participation by students of French at all levels in Spring/Summer French immersion programs offered in France and Québec. The Department does not recognize challenge for credit nor on-line or distance education courses offered by other institutions.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students with Ontario 4U/M standing or equivalent in French take FREN 1F90, and may not take FREN 1F00 or 1F50 without permission of the Department. Permission is granted only in the most exceptional cases. Français and Immersion students may take FREN 2F00 and 2F03 with permission of the Department; normally, they take FREN 1F90.  
2.  Students without Ontario 4U/M standing or equivalent take FREN 1F00 or 1F50 according to their background. Students with Ontario grade 9 French or equivalent or less take FREN 1F00. Those with Ontario grade 10/11 or equivalent take FREN 1F50. Those with FREN 1F00 who intend to take FREN 1F90 take FREN 1F50.  
3.  FREN 1F00 and 1F50 are introductory language courses. Students who register in any of these courses must submit an official high school transcript to the instructor as proof of their level of competence in order to receive Departmental confirmation of registration before the end of the second week of classes (see Undergraduate Academic Calendar). Failure to do so will result in deregistration from the course.  
4.  Unless otherwise stated in the course description, courses numbered 2(alpha)00 or above are taught in French while courses numbered 1F90 and below are taught in French to the extent possible.  
5.  FREN 1F00 and 1F50 may be taken for degree credit, but cannot be used to meet requirements for major programs in French. However, FREN 1F50 may be included in a minor program in French.  
6.  French courses numbered 1F00, 1F50, 1F90, 2F00, 3P03 and 4P03 constitute a sequence. Once credit has been obtained in one of these courses, students are not allowed to take for credit a course in this sequence with a lower number. Students may not take two courses at different levels in the sequence during the same term. This regulation also applies to courses taken at other institutions.  
7.  Departmental courses noted as given in English may be included in major programs. Single Honours programs may include no more than two and one-half credits in such courses; single Pass programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses; combined Pass programs may include no more than one credit in such courses. Combined Honours programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses. If both combined Honours programs are chosen, from French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies, one and one-half credits in each language is allowed.  
8.  The Department reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or credit for any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- FREN 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- two elective credits
Year 2
- FREN 2F00 and 2F03
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two elective credits
Year 3
- FREN 3P03
- two and one-half FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two elective credits
Year 4
- FREN 4P03
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two and one-half FREN or SCLC credits numbered 4(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- one elective credit
 
Concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd Go to top of document
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a Concurrent five-year BA (Honours)/BEd program. The French Studies BA (Honours)/BEd program combines the BA Honours program with the teacher education program for students interested in teaching at the Intermediate/Senior level (grades 7-12.) Refer to the Education - Concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) program listing for further information.  
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Students may take a combined major in French Studies and a second discipline such as Canadian Studies. For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option. Honours Year 1
- FREN 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FREN 2F00 and 2F03
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 3
- FREN 3P03
- two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- FREN 4P03
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above (see program note 7)
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 4(alpha)00 or above (see program notes 7 and 9)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Minor in French Studies Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a Minor in French within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- FREN 1F90 and 2F00
- one FREN credit (see program note 5)
- one FREN literature and/or culture credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note: not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross-listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. FREN 1F00 Introductory French I Basic grammar; acquisition of fundamental reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension skills. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: for students with limited or no background in French. Students with Ontario grade 10, 11, 4U/M French or equivalent, may not take this course. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 1F01, 1P01 and 1P02. FREN 1F50 Introductory French II Grammar study; development of reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension skills. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Ontario Grade 10 French, Grade 11 French, FREN 1F00 or permission of the course co-ordinator. Note: students with 4U/M French or equivalent may not take this course. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 1F01 and 1P03. FREN 1F90 Intermediate French Grammar review; literary, cultural and journalistic readings; practice in reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of FREN 1F50, 4U/M French, Français, French immersion or equivalent or permission of the course co-ordinator. Note: students must obtain a minimum 65 percent in FREN 1F90 in order to enroll in Year 2 French courses. FREN 2F00 Grammar and Composition Intensive grammar review; literary expression; composition; critical written and oral expression. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1F90 (minimum 65 percent). FREN 2F03 Literature and Culture: The French-Speaking World Literature in its cultural contexts. Works from different genres, historical periods and cultural traditions. Dissertation, technical vocabulary, rhetorical terminology and interpretative concepts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1F90 (minimum 65 percent). Corequisite(s): FREN 2F00. Note: students may not concurrently register in FREN 2F03 and any French course numbered 3(alpha)00 or higher. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in any French literature course numbered 3(alpha)00 or higher. FREN 2P10 Introduction to the Linguistic Study of French Basic concepts of linguistics through analysis of contemporary French as it is spoken and written throughout the francophone world. Topics may include phonetics, phonology, morphology, lexicology, syntax and semantics. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1F90 (minimum 65 percent). FREN 2P44 Children's Literature in French: The Picture Book and Beyond Selection of texts representative of a variety of genres, including the picture book, fairytale, short story and novel emphasizing the contemporary period. Theory of children's literature. Picture books from France and other francophone regions emphasizing the contemporary period; theory of the picture book and its use in the classroom. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): FREN 2F00. FREN 2P57 Phonetics and Phonology Sound patterns of French. Articulatory, auditory and acoustic properties of human speech. Phonemic and non-phonemic (stress, intonation, rhythm) features. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; language lab, 1 hour per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1F90 (minimum 65 percent). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 2P98. FREN 2P65 Culture and Civilization of France to 1700 Art, music, architecture and aesthetics to 1700; intellectual trends; history, politics and society. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): FREN 2F00. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 2P99. FREN 2P95 Francophone Cultures and Civilizations Ideological, historical and cultural aspects of Francophone societies. Topics may include colonialism, issues in language, literature, the arts and gender. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): FREN 2F00. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 2P55. FREN 3P03 Composition and Stylistics Advanced grammar and stylistics of contemporary French. Applications to composition. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P05 Introduction to Business French Development of oral and written skills for use of French in business transactions and communications. Developing business vocabulary, focusing on correspondence formulae and terminology. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 or permission of instructor. FREN 3P45 Nineteenth-Century French Literature to 1850 Romanticism, Parnasse and other currents. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Stendhal, Balzac, Vigny, Lamartine, Hugo, Musset. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P53 Twentieth-Century French Literature to 1935 Ideological and aesthetic perspectives. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Proust, Gide, Claudel, Apollinaire, Breton. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P65 Culture and Civilization of France from 1700 to the Present Art, music, architecture and aesthetics from the beginning of the 18th century to the present; intellectual trends; history, politics and society. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P73 Canadian Literature in French to 1939 Analysis of major texts chosen from various genres. Historical, sociological and ideological perspectives. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P74 Canadian Literature in French from 1939 to 1960 Analysis of major texts chosen from various genres. Historical, sociological and ideological perspectives. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P88 Swiss and Belgian Literature in French since 1830 Evolution of Nationalism, Regionalism, Symbolism and Surrealism. Belgian authors may include Emile Verhaeren, Maurice Maeterlinck and Amélie Nothomb. Swiss authors may include Jacques Chessex, Philippe Monnier and Virgile Rossel. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. FREN 3P91 Seventeenth-Century French Literature Baroque and Classicism; the 'Grand Siècle' of Louis XIV. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Corneille, Molière, Racine, Mme de La Fayette, La Fontaine, Pascal, Descartes. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P81. FREN 3P92 Eighteenth-Century French Literature Narrative, theatre and philosophical writing; critical voices, ideological concerns. Authors may include Montesquieu, Marivaux, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, Laclos. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P82. FREN 3P93 African Literature in French French-language literary works of Africa. Historical, cultural, ideological and theoretical concerns. Authors may include Ahmadou Kourouma, Ousmane Sembène, Aminata Sow Fall. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P83. FREN 3P94 Caribbean Literature in French. French-language literary works of the Caribbean. Historical, cultural, ideological and theoretical concerns. Authors may include Maryse Condé. René Depestre, Patrick Chamoiseau. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P84. FREN 3P95 French Literature and Culture in Film New Wave and popular cinema; adaptations of French novels; critical texts. Directors may include Godard, Truffaut, Resnais, Rohmer, Wargnier, Chabrol, Berri, Duras. Lectures, 3 hours per week, plus film lab. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P85. FREN 3P97 Maghrebian Literature in French French-language literary works of the Maghreb via novels and short stories by Francophone writers from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. Authors may include Tahar Ben Jelloun, Driss Chraibi, Assia Djebar, Albert Memmi. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P87. FREN 3P99 Contemporary Canadian Theatre in French Background and traditions; analysis of selected plays and study of current directions. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F00 and 2F03. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 3P89. FREN 4P03 Linguistic Approach to Textual Analysis Syntax and semantics of French; theoretical applications to textual analysis of literary genres. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to FREN majors with a minimum 70 percent major average, FREN minors with a minimum 70 percent minor average or permission of instructor. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03, 3P03 and one-half credit (taught in French) in literature numbered 3(alpha)00 or above. FREN 4P04 Translation II: Applications Lexical, morphological, syntactic and semantic interrelationships between source text and target text; application of translation methodologies to a variety of texts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3P03 or permission of instructor. FREN 4P12 Medieval French Literature Texts chosen from various genres (chanson de geste, roman, lai, fabliau, canso, ballade, jeu). Notion of authorship. Introduction to Old French. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P20 Sixteenth-Century Literature Humanism within the French Renaissance. Notions of imitation and subjectivity. Authors may include Rabelais, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P44 Nineteenth-Century French Literature after 1850 Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Flaubert, Zola, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Mallarmé. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P55 Twentieth-Century French Literature from 1935 to 1970 Ideological and aesthetic perspectives. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Malraux, Camus, Sartre, Giraudoux, Robbe-Grillet, Beckett, Char. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P56 French Literature after 1970 Contemporary aesthetic movements. Texts chosen from various genres. Authors may include Le Clézio, Yourcenar, Tournier, Bonnefoy, Modiano, Duras. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P75 Canadian Literature in French after 1960 Texts from various genres representing major aesthetic movements. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P79 Text and Image in Literature in French Contemporary literary texts that include photographs. Theoretical and aesthetic aspects. May include Roland Barthes, Nicole Brossard, Sophie Calle, Annie Ernaux and Michel Tournier. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one half-credit (taught in French) in literature. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in FREN 4V79. FREN 4P80 "Beur" Literature and Film "Beur" phenomenon in France via novels and film. Historical, cultural, ideological and theoretical concerns. Authors may include Azouz Begag, Nina Bouraoui, Mehdi Charef, Soraya Nini and Leila Sebbar. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03, two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4P92 Research Project Independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Restriction: permission of the Department. FREN 4P96 Critical Theory and Methodology Approaches to literary criticism: sociological, phenomenological, psychoanalytic approaches; structuralism, semiotics, narratology, deconstruction. Bibliographical research. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4V60-4V99 Special Research Topics in French Literature Course content will vary, depending upon the research and interests of instructors. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature. FREN 4V65 2015-2016: (Im)Migrant Identity in Bande Dessinée Depiction of the im/migrant experience in contemporary Francophone bande dessinée. Ideological, theoretical and aesthetic aspects. May include Yvan Alagbé, Clément Baloup, Farid Boudjellal, Thierry Groensteen, Scott McCloud and Marjane Satrapi. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2F03; two FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, with at least one-half credit (taught in French) in literature.  
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