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How French Courses are Organized

Courses in French can be conveniently divided into several groups; students should include courses from all groups in their degree programmes if at all possible. Because of normal patterns of course offerings, students wishing to complete their degree programme in a timely fashion will normally have no difficulty in selecting courses from all areas of study: it is important, however, to pay careful attention to the prerequisites for each course, and you should consult the detailed course descriptions in the next section of this guide for information on prerequisites and on frequency of course offerings. Note that courses in a given subgroup (e.g. 3100, 3101) will have similar but not always identical prerequisites. Special topics courses are offered occasionally as resources and interests permit.

Basic Language Study
Courses Prerequisites Comments
1500, 1501, 1502 See "Comments" For most first-year students, and upper-year students beginning or returning to French. Which first-year French course should you take?
2100, 2101 1502 with a minimum of 60%, or High School French immersion for 2100. 2100 for 2101 Composition and writing techniques, required for minor and major
2159 For strong graduates of HS immersion. For graduates of French immersion programmes, who are not planning to pursue a minor or major, but wish to continue French studies 2159 may replace 1502. 

 

Continuing Language Study
Courses Prerequisites Comments
2300 1502 or 2160 French phonetics
3100, 3101 2101 or 2160 for 3100
3100 for 3101
French grammar and stylistics through textual analysis
3300 15 credit hours in French at the 2000 level or permission of the Head of the Department Rhetoric and public speaking in French
4100, 4101 3100 and 3101 Advanced French oral and written expression, and introduction to translation and comparative stylistics
4120-4129 Normally 3100 and 3101 Special topics in language study

 

Study of Texts in French
Courses Prerequisites Comments
2601 1502 Introduction to narrative and descriptive readings
2602 2601 Reading practice with texts that inform or persuade
3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506 15 credit hours in French at the 2000 level or permission of the Head of the Department Introduction to the different genres of prose, drama and poetry, and to the study of theme, literary history, and French cinema.
4610, 4620, 4630, 4640, 4650, 4652. 4660 Two of 350*, or one of 350* with a grade of 80% or higher. Advanced textual study using different theoretical and methodological approaches to texts
4820-4829 Varies Special topics in textual study in French

 

French Linguistics
Courses Prerequisites Comments
3302 15 credit hours in French and/or Linguistics at the 2000 level or permission of the Head of the Department; Classics 1120 is strongly recommended History of the French Language (Classics 120A/B strongly recommended)
3310 15 credit hours in French and/or Linguistics at the 2000 level or permission of the instructor French phonology and morphology; linguistics 2104 may be substituted for 2300
3311 15 credit hours in French and/or Linguistics at the 2000 level or permission of the instructor Contemporary French linguistic theory; a linguistics course may replace 2100 or 2159.
4301, 4310 (Inactive courses) French dialect and the French language in Canada

 

Francophone Culture
Courses Prerequisites Comments
2900 1502 Survey of Francophone Cultures
3650, 3651, 3653 15 credit hours in French at the 2000 level or permission of the Head of the Department Culture of France, Quebec and other French-speaking areas of Canada
4400, 4410, 4420 3100 or 3101 French Newfoundland (cross-listed with Folklore); Folklore 1000 or 2000 recommended
4651-4659 Varies Special topics in culture
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