Niveau FREN 300

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 404/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 417/3.0.

A study of representative literary works of the 15th and 16th centuries, including Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 405/3.0.

For advanced students.

LEARNING HOURS: 114 (36L;18Lb;60P)
 

A detailed study of major 19th century writers. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (33L;3Pc;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 423/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 424/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (33L;3Pc;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 425/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 427/3.0.

Acquisition of a deeper knowledge of the principles of textual production, with particular emphasis on the use of computer-based grammatical and lexicographic tools, and an examination of the stylistic constraints on textual production.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 330/3.0 or FREN 231/3.0) or FREN 201/3.0 or FREN 202/3.0.
 

An intro. to French 19th Century and contemporary literature. More specifically focused on literature the course will also explore predominant trends in different media such as painting and cinema. Drawing on critical, historical, and literary theory, students will acquire the skills to assess how specific works reflect or relate to the aesthetic, literary, and philosophical trends of their time.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
 

An introduction to the history of ideas and cultural evolution in French Canada, African and Caribbean culture and literature, from the colonial period to the present day.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.

An examination of comparative approaches to Indigenous literatures across North America. Questions of translation, tribal specificity, literary nationalism, inter- and trans-Indigenous orientations are examined in relation to a diversity of works by Indigenous scholars, writers, filmmakers, and other artists and thinkers.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0.
 

A study of representative works by African and the Caribbean writers. Travaux pratiques include essays and tests.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 451/3.0.

In this course, which aims to provide a solid undergraduate-level foundation in several key figures, texts and concepts in Haitian Studies, students will learn to address some common misunderstandings about Haiti by exploring the political documents of its revolutionary period and literary representations of its popular culture and vodou.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0.
 

A detailed analysis of French grammar based on the description of language structures.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
EQUIVALENCY: FREN 250/3.0
PREREQUISITE: FREN 231/3.0 or FREN 330/3.0
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 250/3.0; FREN 344/3.0; FREN 393/3.0.

Seventeenth-century texts 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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 487/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 488/3.0.

A study of discourse on and by women in representative works (primarily the novel). Travaux pratiques may include essays and tests.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 490/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 132 (24L;12S;24I;72P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 491/3.0 (formerly FREN 407/3.0).

Students will explore Paris through the diverse, creative, and anecdotal perspectives offered by writers, filmmakers, painters, photographers, and other artists. Such figures have played important roles in significant literary and artistic trends and movements, and have portrayed Paris in a variety of perspectives.

NOTE: Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.
NOTE: Taught in English together with FRST 290/3.0. Students concentrating in French submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in French.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (48O;72P)
EQUIVALENCY: FREN 290/3.0; IDIS 290/3.0.
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FRST 290/3.0; FREN 290/3.0; IDIS 290/3.0.

Montreal is a converging point for immigrants. We will explore significant texts that represent this diversity, from a migrant perspective or one of majority, and the political implications that arise in a pluralistic context, seeking to identify the model of interculturalism, and its links with notions such as hybridity adopted by migrant writers.

NOTE: This course is offered in French. Students registered in FREN 394/3.0 will read texts in their French original version and write their quizzes, essay and exam in French. Those registered in FRST 294/3.0 may read texts in translation, and write their quizzes, essay and exam in English. English version of PowerPoint presentations will be available on onQ. Students registered should understand oral French at an intermediate level.

LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FRST 294/3.0.

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.

LEARNING HOURS: 136 (36L;6O;84P)
PREREQUISITE: (FREN 230/3.0 and FREN 241/3.0) or (FREN 212/6.0 and FREN 220/6.0) or FREN 221/6.0.
EXCLUSION(S): FREN 295/3.0; FREN 496/3.0.

Drawing from the fields of art, film, philosophy and literature, this course seeks to engage students from all disciplines to explore how, as a society, we can work to better understand and address the needs of the elderly and dying.

LEARNING HOURS: 114(24L;6S;6G;6O72P)
PREREQUISITE: FREN 230/3.0 AND FREN 241/3.0
EXCLUSION(S): No more than 3.0 units from FREN 397/3.0; FRST 397/3.0