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English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

FREN 1003 credits
Introduction to French
Prerequisite(s): None
French 100 is an introductory course for those who have had little (less than Grade 11) or no previous French instruction. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are presented through the use of body language and audio/visual techniques such as pictures, tapes and videos, as well as written material. Students will learn to communicate in relatively natural and spontaneous speech and also develop basic reading and writing skills. The course covers the equivalent of Grade 11 material.
Note: Not open to students with French 11 except with permission of instructor or department head.

FREN 1013 credits
French Language I
Prerequisite(s): FREN 100, or FREN 11, or instructor's permission
This course introduces students to the French language by an intensive study of important aspects of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar through the use of audio-visual techniques such as flashcards, slides, videotapes and the multi-media laboratory. Students are taught to speak, understand, read and write the language by the direct association of visual and aural concepts with their expression in French. The basic goal is to develop "creative communication."
Note: Not open to students with French 12 except with permission of instructor or department head.

FREN 1023 credits
French Language II
Prerequisite(s): FREN 101, or French 12 but without the provincial exam, or instructor’s permission, or assessment of the department.
This course continues to develop students' ability to express themselves in oral and written French. It directly follows the goals and methods of French 101.

FREN 1611 credit
Workplace French I
Prerequisite(s): None
French 161 is an introductory course for those who have had no previous French instruction, and who wish to acquire vocabulary and grammatical structures of particular use to the Federal Public Service. Students will learn to communicate in relatively natural and spontaneous speech and also develop basic reading and writing skills.

FREN 1621 credit
Workplace French II
Prerequisite(s): FREN 161 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 162 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 161, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1631 credit
Workplace French III
Prerequisite(s): FREN 162 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 163 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 162, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1641 credit
Workplace French IV
Prerequisite(s): FREN 163 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 164 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 163, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1651 credit
Workplace French V
Prerequisite(s): FREN 164 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 165 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 164, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1661 credit
Workplace French VI
Prerequisite(s): FREN 165 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 166 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 165, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1671 credit
Workplace French VII
Prerequisite(s): FREN 166 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 167 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 166, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1681 credit
Workplace French VIII
Prerequisite(s): FREN 167 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 168 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 167, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1691 credit
Workplace French IX
Prerequisite(s): FREN 168 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 169 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 168, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 1701 credit
Workplace French X
Prerequisite(s): FREN 169 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 170 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed Fren169, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 2153 credits
Intermediate French I
Prerequisite(s): French 12 with the provincial exam, or FREN 101 and FREN 102, or instructor’s permission, or assessment of the department.
Increases communicative competence through vocabulary expansion, improved pronunciation, and the development of efficient reading and writing techniques. Conducted entirely in French, students work together in small groups reviewing the essential elements of French grammar, discussing short texts of contemporary Francophone authors, and learning composition skills. Participation in multimedia programs, along with regular written assignments and oral tutorials, further improves students' abilities to understand and express themselves in French.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both FREN 215 and 230.

FREN 2163 credits
Intermediate French II
Prerequisite(s): French 12 with the provincial exam, or FREN 101 and FREN 102, or instructor’s permission, or assessment of the department.
This course is a companion to French 215 and has similar goals: through an intensive review of grammatical topics already known to the student, and the introduction of some new topics, French 216 will increase communicative competence through vocabulary expansion, improved pronunciation, study of important grammatical concepts and the development of efficient reading and writing techniques. Conducted entirely in French, students work together in small groups reviewing the essential elements of French grammar, discussing literary texts and learning composition skills. Participation in multimedia programs, along with regular written assignments and oral tutorials, will further improve students’ abilities to understand and express themselves in French.

FREN 2193 credits
Intermediate French Composition
Prerequisite(s): One of FREN 215, 216, or 230
This course focuses on the development of essay-writing skills in French. Selected readings from works by contemporary Francophone authors help introduce principles of clear and effective writing; students work to improve their own writing skills and to resolve common problems in second-language writing.

FREN 2253 credits
Francophone Language and Culture via Media
Prerequisite(s): French 12, or FREN 101 and 102, or FREN 219, or instructor's permission
Conducted entirely in French. Students will increase their communicative competence and knowledge of Francophone culture by reading on a regular basis articles and advertising from l'Actualité a Québécois magazine, reviewing the major Francophone newspapers via Web access, listening to Radio Canada and viewing television clips from Francophone stations. They will learn specialized vocabulary relating to politics, economics, acronyms and euphemisms. Grammar is reviewed and refined in each class, and tested frequently. Participation in discussions, along with regular written assignments and oral tutorials, further improves students' abilities to understand and express themselves in French.

FREN 2303 credits
Intermediate French for French Immersion Students I
Prerequisite(s): Minimum four years study (up to Grade 11) in the French Immersion program, or instructor's permission
Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both FREN 215 and FREN 230
This course is specifically designed for students from French Immersion programs who are at ease communicating in French and who wish to improve their competency. Taught completely in French, this course will provide a thorough grammar review, vocabulary enrichment and development of reading and writing skills which will address ingrained errors such as "franglais" and enable students to use a more sophisticated language. A cultural project, pair and small group work, video presentations, and work in the multimedia lab will complement class discussions.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both FREN 215 and FREN 230.

FREN 2423 credits
Intermediate French Oral Communication
Prerequisite(s): FREN 215 or FREN 230, and FREN 216
This course is designed for students who have an intermediate level of French, with a good general knowledge of grammar and ability to express themselves orally, but who want to improve their oral and aural skills. Its objective is to increase general fluency, to enhance the appropriate use of colloquial French, as well as to further the student’s appreciation of Francophone cultures.

FREN 2453 credits
Culture of the Francophone World
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219
This course is a study of various cultures in the French-speaking world other than France, with particular emphasis on Quebec, African, and Caribbean Francophone cultures, through contemporary texts from a variety of sources. Designed for students with an intermediate to advanced level in French, its objective is to enhance written and oral fluency, and to introduce students to the richness and diversity of Francophone literatures and expression outside of France.

FREN 2611 credit
Workplace French XI
Prerequisite(s): FREN 170 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 261 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 170, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 2621 credit
Workplace French XII
Prerequisite(s): FREN 261 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 262 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 261, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 2631 credit
Workplace French XIII
Prerequisite(s): FREN 262 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 263 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 262, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 2641 credit
Workplace French XIV
Prerequisite(s): FREN 263 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 264 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 263, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 2651 credit
Workplace French XV
Prerequisite(s): FREN 264 or Placement by Federal Government Language Training Officer
French 265 is a course for students working or interested in working in the Federal Public Service, and who have completed FREN 264, or are placed at this level by a Federal Government Language Training Officer via an oral placement test.

FREN 3154 credits
Introduction to Francophone Literature
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219 or instructor's permission
This is a one-semester course, conducted entirely in French, introducing students to Francophone literature. The readings will consist primarily of contemporary short stories from diverse countries, some poetry, a short Québécois novel and a one-act French play. Discussion will focus on differences of genre and style, and on text analysis as well as thematic and cultural content, enabling students to appreciate French writing in its various forms. Particular idiomatic expressions and language usage will be explicated as needed.

FREN 3194 credits
Advanced French Composition
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219
Corequisite(s): None
This course refines students’ ability to write in French, through the detailed study and practice of stylistic techniques, complex grammatical structures, and vocabulary used in formal contemporary written French.

FREN 3254 credits
Advanced French Conversation
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219
This one-semester course, conducted entirely in French, will develop students oral fluency, through conversational practice, oral projects and an intensive study of phonetics. The latter includes a close examination of the proper articulation of all vowels, consonants and semi-vowels, syllabification, intonation, "liaison" and "enchaînement" and other linguistic phenomena which will help students acquire a good standard pronunciation. French 325 will also help students learn to understand different accents and idioms which exist in various parts of the Francophone world, such as Québec, Acadie, Martinique and different regions of France. There is a considerable "corrective" component to the course, where students are clearly shown the comparative pronunciation between English and French vowels and consonants in order to teach English speaking students the best way to articulate French sounds and eliminate their English accents.

FREN 3304 credits
Introductory French Linguistics
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219
Intended for those who wish to teach French or simply develop their knowledge of the structure and phonology of the French language, this course provides an introduction to the study of linguistics in French as well as an examination of various methods of teaching French as a second language. It shows how linguistic theories can be applied to second language learning and teaching to make language acquisition more effective.

FREN 3454 credits
Cinéma français et québécois depuis 1950
Prerequisite(s): FREN 219
This course offers an analysis of French and Quebec societies since 1950 from a cinematographic perspective. All films will be shown in original French with English subtitles. Students registering in this course must do all oral and written work in French.
Note: Students cannot take FREN 346 for further credit.

FREN 3464 credits
French and Quebec Culture since 1950 through Film
Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits or may seek permission of instructor
This course offers an analysis of French and Quebec societies since 1950 from a cinematographic perspective. All films will be shown in original French with English subtitles. All coursework will be completed in English.
Note: Students may not take FREN 345 for further credit.

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