Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2009/2010)
8.16 French and Spanish

The Department of French and Spanish offers the following programs:

  1. French Major

  2. French Minor

  3. Honours Degree in French

  4. Joint Honours in French

  5. Frecker program in French Immersion

  6. Canadian Third Year In Nice

  7. Spanish Major

  8. Spanish Minor

8.16.1 French Major Program

Students who choose French as their Major must complete at least 42 credit hours in French, including:

  1. 2100 and 2101 OR 2159 and 2160

  2. 2300

  3. 2601 and 2602

  4. 3100 and 3101

  5. At least two of 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504 or 3506

  6. At least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level

Notes:

  1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Major in French.

  2. No more than 12 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Major in French.

  3. By the time of their graduation, all students majoring in French must have spent at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

  4. It is strongly recommended that students in the Major program complete Classics 1120.

8.16.2 French Minor Program

Students who choose French as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in French, including:

  1. 2100 and 2101 OR 2159 and 2160

  2. 3100 OR 3101

Notes:

  1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Minor in French.

  2. No more than 6 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Minor in French.

8.16.3 Honours Degree in French

In addition to the following regulations students are advised to see the General Regulations for Honours Degrees.

An Honours degree in French shall consist of at least 60 credit hours in French, including:

  1. 2100 and 2101 or 2159 and 2160

  2. 2300

  3. 2601 and 2602

  4. 3100 and 3101

  5. At least two of 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504 or 3506

  6. A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 4000 level, including French 4900 and 4999.

Notes:

  1. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French.

  2. By the time of their graduation, all students completing the Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

  3. No more than 24 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Honours program in French.

8.16.4 Joint Honours

French may be combined with any other subject approved in the General Regulations to form a Joint Honours program. Candidates will establish their program in consultation with the Heads of the Departments of their chosen Honours subjects.

The Joint Honours program in French shall include at least 51 credit hours in French, including the same requirements as the French Major with the exception of a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 4000 level.

Notes:

  1. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French beyond the first-year level.

  2. By the time of their graduation, all students completing the Joint Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

  3. No more than 18 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Joint Honours program in French.

8.16.5 Transfer Credit for Language Courses

Students who successfully complete French language immersion programs offered by recognized universities and colleges in Canada and elsewhere may apply to have their courses evaluated for equivalent Memorial University of Newfoundland credit. To do so, they must follow such procedures as may be specified by the Office of the Registrar; they may also be required to sit a placement test administered by the Department of French and Spanish. The result achieved on this placement test will influence any determination of the number and level of transfer credits to be awarded.

Students intending to participate in the Summer Language Bursary Program or the Student Fellowship Programs are particularly advised to consult the Head of the Department of French and Spanish before leaving Memorial University of Newfoundland. All students intending to request transfer of credit are strongly advised to obtain a Letter of Permission from the Office of the Registrar before registering for any course of study offered by another institution.

Notes:

  1. In any event, no more than 9 transfer credit hours in French at the first-year level, and 18 at the second-year level, may be granted to any student.

  2. See specific program regulations for restrictions placed on the maximum number of transfer credit hours applicable to the Minor, Major, Honours and Joint Honours programs.

8.16.6 Supplementary Examinations

Students registered for French 1500, 1501, and 1502 whose overall final mark is less than 50% but no lower than 45F may write a supplementary examination subject to the following regulations:

  1. Students will be admissible to the supplementary examination only if the average of all other components of the final mark is at least 50%.

  2. The supplementary examination will normally be identical to the deferred examination, if any, administered in the same course for that semester and will in any case be written at the time of administration of deferred examinations and will be similar in content and level of difficulty to the final examination originally written.

  3. Students who are eligible to sit the supplementary examination must apply to the department within one week following the release of final grades by the Office of the Registrar.

  4. Students who pass the supplementary examination will receive a new final grade calculated according to the same method and weighting as the original, but with the mark on the supplementary examination replacing that given for the original written final examination. This new final grade, if higher than the original, will replace the original grade on the student's transcript, subject to the condition that the final mark will not exceed the student's pro-rated term mark. The student's transcript will indicate that the course result was earned as the result of a supplementary examination.

  5. A student may write a supplementary examination for any one registration in a course only once; if the course result following the supplementary examination is a fail then the course must be repeated in order to obtain credit.

  6. Students taking these courses through the College of the North Atlantic who successfully pass a supplementary examination will receive Memorial University of Newfoundland credit for the course.

8.16.7 Frecker Program

The Frecker Program is a one-semester immersion program offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland in St-Pierre. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 15 credit hours in French as specified in Note 3. below. All students will board with French families and will participate in extra-curricular activities designed to take full advantage of the French milieu.

Notes:

  1. The minimum prerequisites for admission to the program are successful completion of French 1502 and permission of the Head of the Department following written application. Admission to the program will be on a competitive basis and will depend on marks obtained in French courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland and on instructors' recommendations.

  2. The cost of room and board is partially subsidized by the Federal Government Bursary Program in the case of residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. (A limited number of non-bursary students may be admitted to the program.)

  3. Students who are admitted to this program will register for French 2100, 2101, 2300, 2900, and 2601 or 2602.

8.16.8 Canadian Third Year in Nice Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland is a member of a consortium of Canadian universities which offer the Canadian Third Year in Nice Program. This program enables students to spend a full academic year studying at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in the South of France. Canadian students participating in this program are accompanied by a faculty member from one of the Canadian universities participating in the program. This person teaches two of the five courses which students complete each semester in Nice, the other three being chosen from the offerings of the Université de Nice. Specific Memorial University of Newfoundland credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses taught by the Canadian coordinator and a block of unspecified transfer credits are awarded for the courses offered by the Université de Nice.

All courses completed under this program will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Fall Semester courses will be completed between October and January each year, Winter Semester courses between February and May. This is the time frame of Sessions I and II at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

COURSES

Session I (Fall Semester):

  • 3102 French Language Studies at Nice (I)
  • Prerequisite: French 2101 or permission of the Head of the Department
  • 3507 Advanced French Studies at Nice (I)
  • Prerequisite: French 2602 or permission of the Head of the Department

Session II (Winter Semester):

  • 3103 French Language Studies at Nice (II)
  • Prerequisite: French 3102
  • 3508 Advanced French Studies at Nice (II)
  • Prerequisite: French 3507

Notes:

  1. The above-mentioned courses are offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France.

  2. French 3102/3103 can be substituted for French 3100/3101 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites.

  3. Students should consult the Head of the Department regarding course selection.

8.16.9 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

French courses are designated by FREN.

Notes:

  1. The Department of French and Spanish offers three consecutive credit courses in French language at the first-year university level, offering a complete overview of basic oral and written French. New students may choose to register initially in FREN 1500 or 1501; a diagnostic test is offered to assist students with initial course selection or to confirm that initial course selection is appropriate. Students with a limited background in French should register for FREN 1500 and continue with 1501. Students with a strong background in high-school French should bypass 1500 and begin their university study with 1501, especially if they intend to proceed beyond the first-year level. Very well-prepared students may apply to the Department for permission to enter 1502 directly. Bypassing one or more of these courses may enable students to include a larger number of advanced electives in their degree program. FREN 1500, 1501 and 1502 require three hours of instruction per week and two additional hours of language laboratory work or conversation class, or both.

  2. Students may not register concurrently for more than one of FREN 1500, 1501 and 1502 except with the permission of the Head of the Department.

  3. FREN 2159 and 2160 are courses designed for former French immersion students as well as others with exceptional backgrounds in French, and are intended as an alternative to the 1500, 1501, 1502, 2100, 2101 sequence.

  4. Students who have successfully completed one or more credit courses in French language will not subsequently be permitted to receive credit for courses not previously completed and judged by the Department to be of a lower level than those already completed. Students returning to the study of French after an absence should consult the Department for current information on these restrictions before registering. Students who wish to return to a previously completed course to improve their standing may do so only with the permission of the Head of the Department.

  5. Students wishing to enrol in courses at the 4000-level must have completed at least FREN 3100 or 3101 and such additional prerequisites as may be specified (see individual calendar entries for details).

1500

Introduction à la langue française, niveau universitaire I

cours pour débutants et pour ceux don't les connaissances du français sont très faibles. La permission de s'inscrire à ce cours ne sera pas accordée a ceux qui ont complété le Francais 3202 (Immersion française au High School).

Voir ci-dessus la note 1.

Note:

Les étudiants ne peuvent obtenir de crédit pour Français 1500 et l'un ou l'autre des cours Français 1010 et 1011 (désormais supprimés).

1500

Introductory University French I

is a course for beginners and for students whose background in French is very weak. Permission to register for this course will not be given to students who have completed Français 3202 (High School French immersion).

See Note 1. above.

Note:

Students may not receive credit for both 1500 and the former FREN 1010 or 1011.

1501

Introduction à la langue française, niveau universitaire II

Voir ci-dessus la note 1.

Préalable: High School FREN 3200 ou permission du chef du département. Les étudiants qui ont complété un programme d'immersion devraient consulter le chef du département avant de s'inscrire a ce cours.

Note:

Les étudiants ne peuvent obtenir de crédit pour Français 1501 et Français 1050 (désormais supprimé).

1501

Introductory University French II

See Note 1. above.

Prerequisite: High School FREN 3200 or permission of the Head of the department. Ex-immersion students should consult the Head of the Department before registering for this course.

Note:

Students may not receive credit for both 1501 and the former FREN 1050.

1502

Introduction à la langue française, niveau universitaire III

Voir ci-dessus la note 1.

Préalable: Français 1501 avec une note minimale de 60% ou la

permission du chef du département.

Note:

Les étudiants ne peuvent obtenir de crédit pour Français 1502 et Français 1051 (désormais supprimé).

1502

Introductory University French III

See Note 1. above.

Prerequisite: FREN 1501 with a grade of at least 60% or by permission of the Head of the Department.

Note:

Students may not receive credit for both 1502 and the former FREN 1051.

2100

Français intermédiaire I

rédaction, grammaire et pratique orale.

Préalables: Français 1502 avec une note minimale de 60%.

2100

Intermediate French I

is a course on composition, grammar and practice in oral skills.

Prerequisite: FREN 1502 with a grade of at least 60%.

2101

Français intermédiaire II

continuation du travail de rédaction, de grammaire et de communication orale.

Préalable: Français 2100.

2101

Intermediate French II

is further work in composition, grammar and oral skills.

Prerequisite: FREN 2100.

2159

Français avancé pour étudiants de première année I

- cours désactivé.

2159

Advanced French for First-year Students I

- inactive course.

2160

Français avancé pour étudiants de première année II

- cours désactivé.

2160

Advanced French for First-year Students II

- inactive course.

2300

Phonétique

introduction pratique à la phonétique du français. Emploi des symboles de l'alphabet phonétique, transcription phonétique et phonétique corrective.

Préalable: Français 1502 ou équivalent.

2300

Phonetics

is a practical introduction to French phonetics, including the International Phonetic Alphabet and phonetic transcription as well as corrective phonetics.

Prerequisite: FREN 1502 or equivalent.

2601

Grammaire et texte

les étudiants exploreront des stratégies de lecture qui faciliteront la compréhension de textes narratifs et descriptifs divers. Ce cours sera enseigné normalement en français.

Préalables: Français 1502 ou 2159 ou équivalent.

2601

Grammar and Reading

will explore reading strategies in a variety of narrative and descriptive readings in French. This course will normally be taught in French.

Prerequisites: FREN 1502 or 2159 or equivalent.

2602

Pratique de la lecture

les étudiants exploreront des stratégies qui faciliteront la compréhension de textes informatifs et argumentatifs divers. Ce cours sera enseigné normalement en français.

Préalables: Français 2601 or équivalent.

2602

Reading Practice

will explore reading strategies in a variety of readings in FREN intended to inform or persuade. This course will normally be taught in French.

Prerequisites: FREN 2601 or equivalent.

2900

Survol des cultures francophones

accent mis sur la compréhension et l'expression orales.

Préalable: Français 1502 ou équivalent. Les étudiants ayant reçu moins de 70% pour 1051 devraient normalement compléter Français 2100 avant de s'inscrire à ce cours.

Note:

Ce cours est un préalable pour 3650-3651-3653. Les étudiants ayant complété Français 2500 ne peuvent obtenir de crédit pour Français 2900.

2900

A Survey of Francophone Cultures

places emphasis on oral comprehension and expression.

Prerequisite: FREN 1502 or equivalent. Students who have obtained less than 70% in 1051 are, however, advised to complete FREN 2100 before attempting this course.

Note:

This course is a prerequisite for 3650-3651-3653. Students who have completed FREN 2500 may not obtain credit for FREN 2900.

3100

Grammaire et analyse de textes

révision des catégories nominale et verbale du français (morphologie, nombre, genre, temps, aspect, mode, voix). Analyse grammaticale et stylistique des textes avec un accent particulier sur l'emploi du verbe en français. Travaux d'expansion lexicale.

Préalables: Français 2101 ou 2160 et au moins un autre cours de français de niveau 2000.

3100

Grammar and Textual Analysis

is a revision of the French noun and verb systems (morphology, number, gender, tense, aspect, mood, voice). Grammatical and stylistic textual analysis with special emphasis on the use of verbs in French. Vocabulary enrichment.

Prerequisites: FREN 2101 or 2160 and at least one other 2000-level course in French.

3101

Stylistique et analyse de textes

rôle et fonction des parties du discours; exploitation sémantique (synonymie, polysémie); tropes et figures de style. Analyse grammaticale et stylistique de textes avec un accent particulier sur ces phénomènes. Travaux d'expansion lexicale.

Préalables: Français 3100.

3101

Stylistics and textual analysis

examines role and function of the parts of speech in French; semantic enrichment (synonymy, polysemy); tropes and figures of speech. Grammatical and stylistic textual analysis with special emphasis on these phenomena. Vocabulary enrichment.

Prerequisites: FREN 3100.

3300

Rhétorique et art oratoire

convaincre par le discours et le dialogue. Le cadre du cours est la rhétorique: mémoire, invention, disposition, élocution, diction. Exercices oraux variés. Deux heures et demie de cours et une heure de classe de conversation par semaine.

Préalables: Deux cours de français au niveau 2000.

3300

Rhetoric and Public Speaking

is convincing and arguing in French. The course will be structured by rhetoric: memory, invention, disposition, elocution, diction. Various oral exercises. Two and a half hours of instruction plus one 50-minute period of conversation class per week.

Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in FREN at the 2000 level.

3302

Histoire de la langue française

(identique à Linguistique 3302) Une étude des origines du français qui porte sur l'influence du gaulois, du latin vulgaire, du francique et de la division langue d'oc/langue d'oïl; survol des dialectes, de la morphologie et de la syntaxe de l'ancien français, ainsi que de l'évolution de l'ancien français au moyen français, en tenant compte de la phonologie, de la morphologie, de la syntaxe et du vocabulaire.

Préalables: Français 2101 (ou 2160) et 2300; Etudes classiques 1120 fortement recommandé.

3302

History of the French Language

(same as Linguistics 3302) is a study of the origins of French, including the influence of Gaulish, Vulgar Latin, Frankish and the langue d'oc/langue d'oïl division, a survey of the dialects, morphology and syntax of Old French and of the evolution from Old to Middle French, including phonology, morphology, syntax and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: French 2101 (or 2160) and 2300; Classics 1120 is strongly recommended.

3310

Phonologie et morphologie du français

(identique à Linguistique 3310) Une étude de la structure phonologique et morphologique du français. Données des variétés régionales et non-standard en contraste avec le français standard: règles formelles pour rendre compte des regularités observées. Interaction de la phonologie et de la morphologie dans la liaison et d'autres contextes. La flexion et la dérivation. On prescrit des articles de recherche sur l'un ou plusieurs des thèmes à l'étude et un rapport rédigé en français sur l'un ou plusieurs des articles. Ce cours est normalement enseigné en français.

Préalable: Français 2300 ou la permission du professeur.

Note:

Il est fortement conseillé que les étudiants n'ayant pas complété Français 2300 complètent au moins un cours du niveau 2000 avant de suivre Français 3310.

3310

Phonology and Morphology of French

(same as Linguistics 3310) is an examination of the phonological and morphological structure of French. Data from regional and non-standard varieties contrasted with data from standard French: formal rules to deal with observed regularities. Interactions of phonology and morphology in phenomena such as liaison. Derivational and inflectional morphology. Research articles on one or more of the topics dealt with in the course will be assigned as readings, and a written report in French based on one or more of the articles is to be submitted as part of the term work. This course will normally be taught in French.

Prerequisite: French 2300 or permission of the instructor.

Note:

Students who have not completed FREN 2300 are strongly advised to complete at least one 2000-level course in French before attempting FREN 3310.

3311

Initiation à la linguistique générale: aspects de la théorie linguistique française

(identique à Linguistique 3311) Étude pratique du système verbal du français et une exposition approfondie des systèmes de l'aspect, de la voix et des modes. Les concepts fondamentaux de la linguistique serviront de cadre à cette exposition: la distinction langue/parole et le rapport avec les entités sous-jacentes et de surface; le langage comme activité et la génération des éléments de surface à partir des systèmes sous-jacents. Ce cours sera normalement enseigné en français.

Préalable: Un cours en linguistique ou Français 2100 ou 2159.

3311

Introduction to General Linguistics: Aspects of French Linguistic Theory

(same as Linguistics 3311) is a practical examination of the French verbal system, with a thorough exposition of the systems of aspect, voice, tense and mood. The fundamental concepts of linguistics will form the framework of this exposition: the langue/parole distinction and its relationship to underlying and surface entities, language as activity and the generation of surface elements from underlying subsystems. This course will normally be taught in French.

Prerequisite: A Linguistics course or FREN 2100 or 2159.

3500

Introduction à la prose de langue française

une attention particulière sera accordée aux littératures du Canada français et de la France.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3500

An Introduction to Prose Literature in French

pays particular attention to the literatures of French Canada and France.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3501

Introduction au théâtre de langue française

une attention particulière sera accordée aux littératures du Canada français et de la France.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3501

An Introduction to Drama in French

pays particular attention to the literatures of French Canada and France.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3502

Introduction à la poésie de langue française

une attention particulière sera accordée à la poésie du Canada français et de la France.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3502

An Introduction to Poetry in French

pays particular attention to the literatures of French Canada and France.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3503

Thématique

un ou quelques thèmes reliés étudiés à travers un choix de textes d'expression française.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3503

Study of Theme

is the study of a particular theme or of interrelated themes in selected French-language texts.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3504

Histoire littéraire

l'étude d'une ou de quelques époques à travers un choix de textes d'expression française.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3504

Literary History

is the study of one or more literary periods through selected French-language texts.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3506

Cinéma francophone

un cours d'initiation conçu pour familiariser l'étudiant avec les principales productions et directions du cinéma français. Ce cours est enseigné en français, et les films projetés ne seront pas nécessairement sous-titrés en anglais. II est donc recommandé que les étudiants aient une bonne compréhension auditive du français.

Préalables: Français 2602 ou équivalent.

3506

French Cinema

is a survey course designed to acquaint students with the major productions and trends in French cinema. The course is taught in French, and films screened will not necessarily have English subtitles. It is therefore recommended that students have a good aural comprehension of French.

Prerequisites: FREN 2602 or equivalent.

3650

Culture française

introduction à la culture française. Pratique de la langue orale et écrite.

Préalable: Français 2900.

3650

French culture

is an introduction to the culture of French. Practice in oral and written French.

Prerequisite: FREN 2900.

3651

Culture québécoise

introduction à la culture du Québec. Pratique de la langue oral et écrite.

Préalable: Français 2900.

3651

Quebec culture

is an introduction to the culture of Quebec. Practice in oral and written French.

Prerequisite: FREN 2900.

3653

Culture franco-canadienne hors Québec

- cours désactivé.

3653

Canadian Francophone culture outside Quebec

- inactive course.

3654

La Francophonie Mondial

étudie le rôle, la diversité de la langue française, ses statuts et défis dans le monde francophone en dehors de la France et du Canada. Divers champs artistiques qui servent de véhicule au français sont visités et abordés de façon à développer les compétences linguistiques des étudiants. Le cours mesure aussi la place du français et de la communauté franccophone internationale par rapport à l'ordre mondial actuel.

Préalable: Français 2900 (ou sur autorisation du directeur de départment).

3654

Francophone World

studies the role, the diversity of the French language, its status and challenges in the French-speaking world outside France and Canada. Various artistic fields that serve as a vehicle for the French language are visited and approached in a way that develops the students' language skills. The course also measures the significance of the French language and the international francophone community in today's world.

Prerequisites: FREN 2900 (or by permission from the Head of the Department).

3800

Étude interdisciplinaire en culture française

- cours désactivé.

3800

Interdisciplinary Topics in French Culture

- inactive course.

4100

Perfectionnement de l'expression

pratique intensive de la stylistique du français écrit; exploration des registres; rédaction de textes en vue d'un lectorat francophone (correspondance, rapport, réclamation, etc.). Pratique du français oral, niveau avancé.

Préalables: Français 3100 et 3101.

4100

Advanced French Expression

is an intensive review of the stylistics of written French, including levels of expression and composition of texts with a Francophone audience in mind (correspondence, reports, etc.). Advanced oral practice.

Prerequisites: FREN 3100 and 3101.

4101

Traduction et stylistique comparée

initiation aux principes et aux méthodes de la traduction (thème et version). Stylistique comparée du français et de l'anglais.

Préalables: Français 3100 et 3101.

4101

Translation and comparative stylistics

is an introduction to principles and methods of translation from French to English and English to French. Comparative stylistics of French and English.

Prerequisites: FREN 3100 and 3101.

4120-4129

Sujets spéciaux de langue française

cours avancés portant sur des aspects spécialisés de la langue française. Les sujets traités seront annoncés chaque année par le Département.

Préalables: Français 3100 et 3101.

4120-4129

Special topics in French language

are advanced courses on specialized topics in French language. Subjects to be treated will be announced each year by the Department.

Prerequisite: FREN 3100 et 3101.

4301

Étude des dialectes, patois et argots de France

- cours désactivé.

4301

French dialects, patois, and argots

- inactive course.

4310

La langue française au Canada

- cours désactivé.

4310

The French Language in Canada

- inactive course.

4400

Culture traditionnelle des Franco-Terre-Neuviens

- cours désactivé.

4400

Traditional Culture of French-Newfoundlanders

- inactive course.

4410

Folklore de France

- cours désactivé.

4410

Folklore of France

- inactive course.

4420

Folklore français du Nouveau Monde

- cours désactivé.

4420

French Folklore in the New World

- inactive course.

4610

Mouvement littéraire I

histoire de la littérature d'expression française à travers l'étude d'un mouvement ou d'un courant littéraire jusqu'au romantisme (et indépendamment des genres): courtoisie, libertinage, libre pensée, baroque, humanisme, classicisme, romanticisme, etc.

Préalables: Deux d’entre 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4610

Literary Movement I

is French literary history through the study of a movement or trend in literature up to romanticism: courtoisie, libertinage, libre pensée (free thought), the baroque, humanism, classicism, romanticism, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4620

Mouvement littéraire II

histoire de la littérature d'expression française à travers l'étude d'un mouvement ou d'un courant littéraire à partir du réalisme (et indépendamment des genres): réalisme, naturalisme, symbolisme, surréalisme, existentialisme, féminisme, postmodernisme, absurde, nouveau roman, roman du terroir, etc.

Préalables: Deux d'entre 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4620

Literary Movement II

is French literary history through the study of a movement or trend in literature since realism: realism, naturalism, symbolism, surrealism, existentialism, feminism, postmodernism, the absurd, nouveau roman, roman du terroir, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4630

Genre littéraire I

étude d'un genre littéraire à travers une littérature d'expression française et à travers les siècles; quelques genres dits traditionnels (poésie, romanesque, théâtre): poème, épopée, roman, conte, nouvelle, tragédie, comédie, drame.

Préalables: Deux d'entre 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4630

Literary Genre I

is a study of a genre from French-literature of different periods to be chosen among the traditional or canonical forms (poetry, narrative fiction, theatre): poem, epic, novel, short story, novella tragedy, comedy, drama.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4640

Genre littéraire II

étude d'un genre littéraire à travers une littérature d'expression française et à travers les siècles; les autres genres (littéraires et paralittéraires): essai, pamphlet, manifeste; mémoires, journal, autobiographie; littérature fantastique; paralittérature (best-sellers, policier, espionnage, science fiction, etc).

Préalables: Deux d'entre 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4640

Literary Genre II

is a study of a genre from French-language literature of different periods to be chosen among other literary and popular genres such as: essay, tract, manifesto; memoirs, diary, autobiography; personal writing, fantasy, best sellers, detective novel, spy novel, science fiction, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4650

Critique littéraire

abordera un corpus particulier (textes de différents auteurs ou d'un auteur) par l'intermédiare de la critique littéraire: symbolique, thématique, mythocritique, sociocritique, psychocritique, philocritique, histoire de la critique, etc.

Préalables: Deux d'entre: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504

4650

Literary Criticism

will, using a critical perspective, study a particular selection of literary works. The critical approach may be any of the following: symbolics, thematics, mythocriticism, sociocriticism, psychocriticism, philocriticism, history of criticism, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504

4651-4659

Sujets spéciaux en culture francophone

cours avancés protant sur des domaines spécialisés de la culture de la civilisation de la Francophonie. Les sujets traités seront annoncés chaque année par le Département.

Préalable: Français 3650, 3651 ou 3653.

4651-4659

Special topics in Francophone culture

are advanced courses on specialized topics in Francophone culture. Subjects to be treated will be announced each year by the Department.

Prerequisite: FREN 3650, 3651 or 3653.

4660

Théorie littéraire

approche d'un corpus particulier par l'intermédiaire de la théorie littéraire: theorie de la littérature, théorie de l'écriture féminine, sémiotique, pragmatique, herméneutique, rhétorique, poétique, narratologie, philosophie, psychanalyse, etc.

Préalables: Deux d'entre: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4660

Literary Theory

studies a particular selection of literary works by using a theoretical perspective. The theoretical approach may be any of the following: theory of literature, theory of women's writing, semiotics, pragmatics, hermeneutics, rhetoric, poetics, narratology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, etc.

Prerequisites: Two of: 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4820-4829

Sujets spéciaux de littérature d'expression française

cours avancés portant sur des aspects spécialisés de la littérature d'expression française. Les sujets traités seront annoncés chaque année par le Département.

Préalables: au moins deux des cours Français 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4820-4829

Special topics in French-language literature

are advanced courses on specialized topics in literature written in French. Subjects to be treated will be announced each year by the Department.

Prerequisite: Any two of French 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506.

4900

Dissertation I pour la spécialisation en français

l’étudiant/e choisira un sujet de recherches en accord avec son directeur ou sa directrice de recherches, préparera une proposition détaillée et remettra un premier jet d'une partie de sa dissertation. Il ou elle devra rencontrer son directeur ou sa directrice du recherches régulièrement.

Préalable: Admission dans le programme de spécialisation et permission du directeur du département.

4900

Honours Essay I

under the direction of their assigned supervisors, students will select an honours essay topic, prepare a research proposal, and submit a draft of at least one section of the honours essay. Students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors.

Prerequisite: Admission to the honours program in French and permission of the Head of Department.

4999

Dissertation II pour la spécialisation en français

l'étudiant/e continuera l’écriture de sa dissertation sous la direction de son directeur ou de sa directrice de recherches. Il ou elle devra rencontrer son directeur ou sa directrice de recherches régulièrement.

Préalable: français 4900 avec une note minimale de 70%.

4999

Honours Essay II

under the direction of their assigned supervisors, students will complete the writing of their honours essay. Students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors.

Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 4900 with a minimum grade of 70%.

8.16.10 Spanish
8.16.10.1 Spanish Major Program

A Major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Spanish chosen from the courses listed below.

Note:

It is strongly recommended that students in the Spanish Major Program complete Classics 1120 and 1121.

8.16.10.2 Spanish Minor Program

A Minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Spanish from the courses listed below.

8.16.10.3 Study Abroad Programs in Spanish

The Spanish section of the Department of French and Spanish offers students the opportunity of participating in Study Abroad programs in Spanish. These programs are designed to provide an intensive immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country each summer. On successful completion of one of these programs, students will be awarded specific credits applicable to their academic program at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

A Study Abroad program in Spanish will be offered each summer, provided that there is sufficient enrolment. All such courses will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Courses:

Spanish courses are designated by SPAN.

2010

Intermediate Spanish Language Studies

will emphasize the development of aural comprehension and oral expression in Spanish in an intensive immersion setting. The course will also include work on written expression and comprehension.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or permission of the Head of the Department.

2020

Intermediate Hispanic Cultural and Literary Studies

will focus on hispanic literary and cultural studies at the intermediate level and in an intensive immersion setting.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or permission of the Head of the Department.

3010

Advanced Spanish Language Studies

will be similar to SPAN 2010 but at a more advanced level.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or permission of the Head of the Department.

3020

Advanced Hispanic Cultural and Literary Studies

will be similar to SPAN 2020 but at a more advanced level.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or permission of the Head of the Department.

Notes:

  1. The above mentioned courses are offered only in the context of a study-abroad program in a Spanish speaking country.

  2. Students will be required to register for either SPAN 2010/2020 or SPAN 3010/3020 in any one program.

  3. Students who are unsure whether they meet the prerequisites for any of the courses listed above should consult the Co-ordinator for Spanish.

8.16.10.4 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

Spanish courses are designated by SPAN.

1000

Elementary Spanish I

is an introductory course, grammar, reading and oral Spanish.

1001

Elementary Spanish II

is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1000.

2000

Intermediate Spanish I

is a continuation of the basic grammar, reading, and oral Spanish completed in the elementary program.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001.

2001

Intermediate Spanish II

is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2000.

3000

Spanish Literature of the 18th and 19th Century I

- inactive course.

3001

Spanish Literature of the 18th and 19th Century II

- inactive course.

3100

Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Poetry and Drama

- inactive course.

3101

Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Prose

is a general introduction to the historical and cultural background and development of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish prose literature through study of Lazarillo de Tormes, Don Quijote and El Buscón. Special emphasis is laid on the picaresque novel and on the originality of Cervantes and the creation of the first truly "modern" novel.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3200

Spanish Literature 20th Century I

is a general survey of Spanish literary works of the twentieth century, with a detailed study of representative authors.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3201

Spanish Literature 20th Century II

- inactive course.

3300

Hispanic Cinema and Culture

- inactive course.

3400

Spanish Civilization

- inactive course.

3401

Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

explores Spanish- American culture and civilization from pre-Columbian times to the present through an examination of native (Aztec, Incan, Mayan, Quechua and Muisca) cultures and the impact on them of European discovery and colonization of the New World. Particular attention will be paid to the situation of the Indian and the mestizo in Spanish America and to the background of the various independence movements in the region.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3500

Spanish-American Literature I: 1500-1880

examines the development of Spanish-American literature from the European conquest to the Romantic movement, beginning with a comparison between Spanish and native American writing at the time of the conquest. The Baroque, Neo-classical and Romantic ages will be studied through the writings of such authors as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Altamirano, Inclán and Flores.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3501

Spanish-American Literature II: 1880-1980

- inactive course.

3502

Spanish-American Cuento

- inactive course.

3600

Spanish American Literature 20th Century

is a study of representative works of Spanish-American literature of the twentieth century.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3601

Spanish American Literature 20th Century II

- inactive course.

3700

Advanced Spanish I

covers oral Spanish, composition and reading of contemporary literary materials; phonetics.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2001.

3701

Advanced Spanish II

is a continuation of Advanced Spanish I.

Prerequisite: SPAN 3700.

3800-3809

Special Topics in Spanish-language literature

- See Departmental website for particulars.

Credit Restrictions: May vary with each new course. Currently N/A.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: SPAN 2001 or equivalent. May vary with each new course.

3850-3859

Special Topics in Spanish-language culture

- See Departmental website for particulars.

Credit Restrictions: May vary with each new course. Currently N/A.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: SPAN 2001 or equivalent. May vary with each new course.

4000

Medieval Spanish Literature I: Verse

- inactive course.

4001

Medieval Spanish Literature II: Prose

- inactive course.

4200

Nineteenth Century Spanish Novel

- inactive course.

4201

Modern Spanish Novel

- inactive course.

4500

Twentieth Century Spanish-American Novel

- inactive course.

4501

Modernism in Spanish-American Literature

- inactive course.

4502

Modern Spanish-American Drama

- inactive course.

4503

Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry

- inactive course.

4700

Oral and Written Spanish Composition I

- inactive course.

4701

Oral and Written Spanish Composition II

- inactive course.

4800

Directed Reading Course in Spanish

- inactive course.

8.16.11 Italian
8.16.11.1 Course List

1000

Elementary Italian I

is for beginners in Italian. Introduction to the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with particular attention to the acquisition of basic skills in oral and written communication.

Lectures: Four hours per week.

Laboratory: One hour per week.

1001

Elementary Italian II

is a continuation of Elementary Italian I.

Lectures: Four hours per week.

Laboratory: One hour per week.

Prerequisite: Italian 1000.

2000

Italian Language and Culture (Intermediate Level) I

covers work in reading, oral comprehension, speaking and writing. Lectures and Language Laboratory.

Prerequisite: Italian 1001

2001

Italian Language and Culture (Intermediate Level) II

covers work in reading, oral comprehension, speaking and writing. Lectures and Language Laboratory.

Prerequisite: Italian 2000