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FREN-011*/0.5 Français Intensif I 3L
Review of the French language in the North American context: written and oral exercises, compositions, short readings. Emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.
NOTE    This course cannot be taken for credit if taken after FREN 012*. 
EXCLUSION    FREN 010.
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FREN-012*/0.5 Français Intensif II 3L
Review of the French language in the North American context: written and oral exercises, compositions, short readings. Emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.
EXCLUSION    FREN 010.
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FREN-016*/0.5 Communication et culture I 1.5L;3P
For students with no (or a minimal) background in French.
NOTE    This course cannot be taken for credit if taken after FREN 011*.
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FREN-017*/0.5 Communication et culture II 1.5L;3P
For students with three years of high school French or equivalent.
NOTE    This course cannot be taken for credit if taken after FREN 012*.
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FREN-100/1.0 Français intermédiaire 3L
Practice in reading, writing, grammar review and literary analysis. For students wishing to complete a minor concentration in French. See note 5a earlier in this chapter.
NOTE    Placement test required during Orientation Week for students selecting FREN 100 or FREN 110.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 101*, FREN 102*, FREN 110.
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FREN-101*/0.5 Français intermédiaire I 3L;1P
Practice in reading, writing, grammar review and literary analysis.
NOTE    Placement test required.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 100 or FREN 110.
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FREN-102*/0.5 Français intermédiaire II 3L;1P
For a complete description, see FREN 101*.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 100 or FREN 110.
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FREN-110/1.0 Français avancé 3L
Practice in reading, writing, grammar review and literary analysis. For students possessing a good knowledge of French who wish to complete a major or medial concentration for the B.A.(Honours) degree.
NOTE    Placement test required during Orientation Week for students selecting FREN 100 or FREN 110.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 100, FREN 101*, FREN 102*.
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FREN-118*/0.5 Communication et culture III 1.5L;3P
For students with four or five years of high school French or equivalent.
NOTE    This course may not be offered for credit if taken after FREN 100 or FREN 110.
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FREN-201*/0.5 Stratégies d'écriture en français 3L
For students wishing to refine their grammatical skills and develop strategies for effective writing through discussion and written travaux pratiques. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-202*/0.5 Rédaction et style 3L
Linguistic activities designed to perfect competence in reading and writing French at an advanced level. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-212/1.0 Introduction à la littérature française 3L
An introduction to French literature from 1600 to 1800 stressing how tensions generated between different ideas within a period determine the aesthetic, philosophical and literary choices made by major authors. Tutorials are devoted to a study of texts by the authors studied during lecture hours. PREREQUISITE    FREN 110 (with at least 65 per cent) or FREN 100 (with at least 75 per cent) or equivalent.
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FREN-219*/0.5 Communication et culture IV 1.5L;3P
For students with immersion background.
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FREN-220/1.0 Analyse textuelle et étude de la langue 3L
The methodology of literary analysis. Assignments may include textual analysis, translation and composition. PREREQUISITE    FREN 110 (with at least 65 per cent) or FREN 100 (with at least 75 per cent) or equivalent.
EXCLUSION    FREN 221.
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FREN-221/1.0 La langue, le texte et le multimédia 3L
A study of language in the literary context, emphasizing a close reading of French and Québec works from different genres and different centuries. The course discusses adaptations (film, theatre, music and art) of literary material. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 (with a minimum of 60 per cent).
EXCLUSION    FREN 220.
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FREN-227*/0.5 Le cinéma et la civilisation française 3L;2P
A course in contemporary French civilization as seen through various media: books, newspapers, and the cinema. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-232*/0.5 Civilisation canadienne-française 3L
History of ideas and cultural evolution in French Canada, concentrating mainly on the period from the 19th century to the present day. PREREQUISITES    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
EXCLUSION    FREN 312*.
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FREN-266*/0.5 Le théâtre canadien-français 3L
A study of the development of contemporary French-Canadian theatre through a detailed analysis of selected plays by Dubé, Gélinas, Tremblay and others. Travaux pratiques include oral exposés, several short essays and one main dissertation. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-283*/0.5 Le français des affaires I 3L
An introduction to business French, including discussions of related cultural and economic issues. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-285*/0.5 Cinéma et société: aspects culturels de la francophonie 3L
A course focusing on the socio-cultural and political aspects of African and Caribbean cinemas. PREREQUISITE    FREN 100 or FREN 110 or equivalent.
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FREN-304*/0.5 Introduction à la littérature française du Moyen Age 3L
A study of representative literary works in the Middle Ages, including La Chanson de Roland, Tristan et Iseult, Le Roman de Renart, Le Roman de la Rose, Chrétien de Troyes, Rutebeuf and Villon. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 404*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 404*.
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FREN-305*/0.5 Le théâtre depuis 1945 3L
A detailed study of selected plays from French theatre since 1945. Visual presentations. Semiotic approach. Cocteau, Duras, Beckett, Ionesco, Sarraute, Sartre, Koltès. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 417*.  PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 417*.
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FREN-306*/0.5 Le théâtre classique 3L
A detailed study of plays by Corneille, Racine, Molière. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests.
Given jointly with FREN 418*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 418*.
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FREN-315*/0.5 Introduction à la littérature française de la Renaissance 3L
A study of representative literary works of the 15th and 16th centuries, including Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 405*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 405*.
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FREN-320*/0.5 Communication et culture V 1.5L;3P
For advanced students.
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FREN-323*/0.5 La littérature française de 1848 à 1900 3L
A detailed study of major 19th century writers after 1848. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests.
Given jointly with FREN 423*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 423*.
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FREN-324*/0.5 Le roman français du 20e siècle I 3L
A detailed study of selected novels from 20th-century French authors until 1945. Beauvoir, Camus, Céline, Cocteau, Colette, Gide, Proust, Sartre. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 424*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 424*.
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FREN-325*/0.5 Tendances avant-gardistes et post-modernes au XXè siècle et à l’ère actuelle 3L
A seminar on avant-garde and post-modern works in which students will be asked to examine traditional literary conventions of representation, particularly those established over the course of the 19th century. Class discussion will then shift to avant-garde and post-modern works that question such conventions and also address issues pertaining to the limits of representation. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 425*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 425*.
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FREN-327*/0.5 Le Cinéma aujourd’hui: Études thématiques 3L
A study of cultural representations in contemporary film. Special topics may include women in cinema, culture and identity in French and/or Francophone cinema, history through cinema, avant-garde cinema and the 'nouvelle vague'. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 427*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 427*.
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FREN-334*/0.5 La littérature canadienne-française des débuts à 1965 3L
Examination of the evolution of the traditional French-Canadian literature, especially the novel. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 434*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 434*.
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FREN-335*/0.5 Le roman québécois de 1965 à nos jours 3L
A detailed study of representative Québécois authors since 1965. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 435*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 435*.
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FREN-344*/0.5 Travaux pratiques de langue 3L
Advanced study of French language with emphasis on written French. Activities include translation. PREREQUISITES    FREN 220 or FREN 221; or FREN 201* and FREN 202*.
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FREN-351*/0.5 Ecrits de la Francophonie 3L
A study of representative works by African and the Caribbean writers. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 451*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 451*.
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FREN-353*/0.5 Phonétique et phonologie du français    3L
Introduction to basic notions in phonetics and phonology. Physiology of speech and phonation, description and classification of French sounds, distinction between phonetics and phonology, description of the French phonological system (phonemes and feature system, phonological rules and syllable structure). PREREQUISITE    FREN 220 or FREN 221.
EXCLUSION    FREN 215.
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FREN-363*/0.5 Histoire sociopolitique de la langue française 3L
The socio-historical development of the French language from its Latin origins to the present. The emergence of the French language, its expansion, and codification, and its status as a social institution. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220; or FREN 215.
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FREN-373*/0.5 Syntaxe du français 3L
An introduction to the general principles of syntactic analysis with emphasis on the syntax of French. PREREQUISITE    FREN 220 or FREN 221 or FREN 215.
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FREN-384*/0.5 Le français des affaires II 3L
Further development of French business skills, with emphasis on vocabulary building to further enhance written and oral expression in the context of current business issues. PREREQUISITE    One of FREN 201*, FREN 202*, FREN 220, FREN 221, or FREN 283*.
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FREN-388*/0.5 Roman des lumières: entre tradition et modernité 3L
A study of significant trends in the novel of 18th century France with special emphasis on historical and aesthetic changes in the relationship between fiction and its social context. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 488*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 488*.
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FREN-390*/0.5 La femme et/dans la littérature 3L
A study of discourse on and by women in representative works (primarily the novel). Travaux pratiques may include oral exposés and dissertation. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
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FREN-391*/0.5 Auteurs et thèmes en littérature québécoise 3L
Focuses on a specific author or on a specific theme of Quebec literature. Topics will depend on the professor's interest and field of research. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 491*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 491*.
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FREN-393*/0.5 Morphologie et lexicologie du français  3L
Introduction to basic notions in French lexicology and morphology. The structure of words. Derivational and inflectional morphology. The structure of the lexicon. PREREQUISITE    FREN 220 or FREN 221.
EXCLUSION    FREN 215.
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FREN-395*/0.5 Textes et contextes de l'ancienne France 3L
A study of relations between social, cultural and artistic developments and their literary expression from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Various media will be used to support that analysis: texts, movies, paintings. PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
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FREN-396*/0.5 Cinéma et société au Québec 3L
A study of Québec society through the analysis of cinema focusing on the impacts of recent cultural institutions on the formation of cultural identity during and since the Quiet Revolution. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests. Given jointly with FREN 496*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 221; or FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 295*, FREN 496*.
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FREN-404*/0.5 Introduction à la littérature française du Moyen Age 3L
A study of representative literary works in the Middle Ages, including La Chanson de Roland, Tristan et Iseult, Le Roman de Renart, Le Roman de la Rose, Chrétien de Troyes, Rutebeuf and Villon. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 304*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212, FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 304*.
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FREN-405*/0.5 Introduction à la littérature française de la Renaissance 3L
A study of representative literary works of the 15th and 16th centuries, including Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 315*.  PREREQUISITES    FREN 212, FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 315*.
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FREN-417*/0.5 Le théâtre depuis 1945 3L
A detailed study of selected plays from French theatre since 1945. Visual presentations. Semiotic approach. Cocteau, Duras, Beckett, Ionesco, Sarraute, Sartre, Koltès. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 305*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 305*.
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FREN-418*/0.5 Le théâtre classique 3L
A detailed study of plays by Corneille, Racine, Molière. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 306*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 306*.
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FREN-423*/0.5 La littérature française de 1848 à 1900 3L
A detailed study of French writers after 1848. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 323*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 323*.
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FREN-424*/0.5 Le roman français du 20e siècle I 3L
A detailed study of selected novels from 20th century French authors until 1945. Beauvoir, Camus, Céline, Cocteau, Colette, Gide, Proust, Sartre. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 324*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 324*.
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FREN-425*/0.5 Tendances avant-gardistes et post-modernes au XXè siècle et à l’ère actuelle 3L
A seminar on avant-garde and post-modern works in which students will be asked to examine traditional literary conventions of representation, particularly those established over the course of the 19th century. Class discussion will then shift to avant-garde and post-modern works that question such conventions and also address issues pertaining to the limits of representation. Travaux pratiques include an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 325*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 325*.
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FREN-427*/0.5 Le Cinéma aujourd’hui : Études thématiques 3L
A study of cultural representations in contemporary film. Special topics may include women in cinema, culture and identity in French and/or Francophone cinema, history through cinema, avant-garde cinema and the 'nouvelle vague'. Travaux pratiques include an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 327*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 327*.
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FREN-433*/0.5 Le français au Canada 3L/S
History of French in Canada. The pronunciation, vocabulary, syntax and style of Canadian French. Language planning in Quebec and Canada.  PREREQUISITE    FREN 220.
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FREN-434*/0.5 La littérature canadienne-française des débuts à 1965 3L
Examination of the evolution of the traditional French-Canadian literature, especially the novel. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 334*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 334*, FREN 402*.
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FREN-435*/0.5 Le roman québécois de 1965 à nos jours 3L
A detailed study of representative Québécois authors since 1965. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 335*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 335*, FREN 403*.
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FREN-444*/0.5 Travaux pratiques: stylistique et traduction 3P
A practical translation course. Review exercises in comparative stylistics, written and oral thèmes. PREREQUISITE    FREN 344* (with at least 65 per cent).
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FREN-451*/0.5 Écrits de la francophonie 3L
A study of representative works by African and Caribbean writers. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 351*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 351*.
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FREN-463*/0.5 Histoire interne du français 3L/S
This course will survey the internal development of the French language from its Latin origins to the present. Topics discussed include: selected aspects of the phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical development as well as the evolution of the spelling system and on-going changes in French. Students will be introduced to corpus-based historical linguistics. PREREQUISITES    FREN 353* and FREN 373* (or FREN 215).
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FREN-473*/0.5 Thèmes en théorie morphosyntaxique   3S
This course will focus on current issues in morphosyntax. Current theories in generative grammar will be presented and evaluated. This seminar will focus on a specific theme related to the morphology-syntax interface. The focus of the course may vary from year to year depending on the interests of the instructor and the students. PREREQUISITES    FREN 220, and one of FREN 373* or LING 340*, and one of FREN 393* or LING 330*.
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FREN-487*/0.5 La prose au 17e siècle 3S
Seventeenth-century texts in prose are studied in detail from the works of Cyrano de Bergerac, d'Urfé, Scarron, Furetière, Guilleragues and Mme de la Fayette. Travaux pratiques include oral exposés and dissertations. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
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FREN-488*/0.5 Roman des lumières: entre tradition et modernité 3L
A study of significant trends in the novel of 18th-century France with special emphasis on historical and aesthetic changes in the relationship between fiction and its social context. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 388*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSION    FREN 388*.
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FREN-491*/0.5 Auteurs et thèmes en littérature québécoise 3L
Focuses on a specific author or on a specific theme of Quebec literature. Topics will depend on the professor's interest and field of research. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 391*. PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 391*, FREN 407*.
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FREN-493*/0.5 Acquisition d'une langue seconde 3L/S
A study of second language acquisition with emphasis on the learning process, the influence of the first language, the concept of interlanguage, the role of learning strategies. PREREQUISITES    FREN 373*, and one of FREN 353* or FREN 393* (or FREN 215); or LING 100 and FREN 110; or LING 100 and FREN 100 (with 75 per cent).
EXCLUSION    LING 493*.
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FREN-496*/0.5 Cinéma et société au Québec 3L
A study of Québec society through the analysis of cinema focusing on the impact of recent cultural institutions on the formation of cultural identity during and since the Quiet Revolution. Travaux pratiques include tests, an oral presentation and an in-depth essay. Given jointly with FREN 396*.
PREREQUISITES    FREN 212 and FREN 220.
EXCLUSIONS    FREN 295*, FREN 396*.
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FREN-501*/0.5 Recherches dirigées I
Research in a particular area of French literature or language under the supervision of a professor. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department and approval of the supervisor.
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FREN-502*/0.5 Recherches dirigées II
For a complete description, see FREN 501*. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department and approval of the supervisor.
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FREN-503*/0.5 Recherches en linguistique
Upon agreement with a qualified instructor, this course may be taken by an upper-year student in the Language and Linguistics concentration to explore a specific area of French linguistics. Regular meetings and directed readings. PREREQUISITES    FREN 215 and permission of the Chair of Undergraduate Studies and permission of the Coordinator of Language and Linguistics.
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FREN-591/0.0 General Examinations
For information, see Bachelor of Arts (Honours) earlier in this chapter.
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FREN-592/0.0 General Examinations
For a complete description, see FREN 591.
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