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Department of French, Department of English | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

English and French Literatures Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

The joint major is an interdepartmental program, usually within a BA, to explore the many close relationships between English and French literatures.

Admission Requirements

Before being formally admitted to the program, students must complete the lower division requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or better in each of the specified courses (or equivalents).

Students who place in FREN 301W in the placement test will complete only FREN 245 prior to acceptance in the program.

For information about initial FREN course selection, the French language placement test, and FREN course disciplines, visit http://www.sfu.ca/french/en/undergrad/placement-test.html.

Grade Requirement

Students must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in both ENGL and FREN courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

French

Students complete a total of 15 units, including all of

FREN 210 - Intermediate French I (3) *

Designed to consolidate and expand knowledge of the language. Strong emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension to develop communicative skills. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: FREN 122 or grade 12 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken by students from French immersion, programme cadre or IB students.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claire Bossavit
Tu, We, Th, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
FREN 211 - Intermediate French II (3) *

Designed to improve listening and reading comprehension. Emphasis on accuracy in oral and written communication. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: Grade 12 French with a grade of A or FREN 122 with a grade of A or FREN 210 (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken by FREN 212 students.

FREN 221 - French Writing I (3) *

A reading and writing course with emphasis on vocabulary and logical structure in written expression. Instruction in class, in lab and online. Prerequisite: FREN 211 or 212, or with a grade of A, FREN 210. In the latter case, FREN 211 and 221 may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Pajot
Tu, We, Th, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
FREN 222 - French Writing II (3) *

Focusing on grammar and grammatical analysis, and the process of writing. Instruction in class, in lab and online. Prerequisite: FREN 221 or, with a grade of A, FREN 211 or, with a grade of A, FREN 212.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paola De Rycke
Tu, We, Th, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
FREN 245 - Introduction to Literary Studies (3)

An introduction to French literary studies with selected works in poetry and prose, including theatre. Attention will be given to methods of analysis. The course will be conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 222 (students with B+ in FREN 221 can take 222 concurrently with 245). Students with credit for FREN 240 or 230 cannot take FREN 245 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

FREN 275 is recommended.

English

Students complete a total of 18 units, including two of

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3) **

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Antone Lanatà Minard
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D102
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3) **

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mary Ann Gillies
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3) **

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Nadine Flagel
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D902
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3) **

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3) **

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3) **

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and one of

ENGL 201 - Medieval Literature (3)

Anglo-Saxon literature and Middle English literature, in translation when necessary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 203 - Early Modern Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1485 to Milton. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

and one of

ENGL 205 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1660 to 1800. May include writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 206 - Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3)

The study of nineteenth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kandice Sharren
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby

and any two of

ENGL 201 - Medieval Literature (3)

Anglo-Saxon literature and Middle English literature, in translation when necessary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 203 - Early Modern Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1485 to Milton. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 205 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1660 to 1800. May include writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 206 - Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3)

The study of nineteenth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kandice Sharren
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
ENGL 207 - Twentieth Century Literatures in English (3) ***

The study of twentieth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 John Whatley
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
ENGL 208 - 21st Century Literatures in English (3) ***

Explores twenty-first century and contemporary literatures in English. May Include late twentieth-century literature. The course may cover the role of new media, transnational perspectives, contemporary critical theory, and emerging and/or mixed genres such as the graphic novel. Prerequisite: Two 100-level English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 212 - Metrics and Prosody (3) ***

A study of different historical methods of measuring poetry in English, with practice in scanning and analyzing poems using different methods of quantitative analysis (e.g. Syllabic, rhythmic, alliterative). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Quantitative.

ENGL 214 - History and Principles of Rhetoric (3) ***

Introduction to the history and principles of rhetoric, and their application to the creation and analysis of written, visual, and other forms of persuasion. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

ENGL 216 - History and Principles of Literary Criticism (3) +

The study of selected works in the history of literary criticism, up to and including modern and contemporary movements in criticism. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

Students who have completed a flexible pre-major with 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English major and should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to major in English are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisor upon completing all lower division requirements.

* exemption is gained by successful completion of a more advanced French language course. Lower division language courses may be challenged for credit.

** any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing

*** any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English

+ recommended, any one but no more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 upper division French and 20 upper division English units for a literary studies specialization and complementary courses as follows.

French

Students complete a total of 21 units, including

FREN 301W - Advanced French Composition (3)

A writing course to improve organization and argumentation, paragraph structures and lexical accuracy. Instruction in class and online. Prerequisite: FREN 222 or, with a grade of A, FREN 221. Students with credit for FREN 301 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

and one of

FREN 340 - Survey of Quebecois Literature (3)

Intermediate study of issues in Quebecois Literature. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 240. Students with credit for FREN 230 may not take this course for further credit.

FREN 341 - Survey of French Literature to 1600 (3)

Survey of works, themes, or movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 230 or 240.

FREN 344 - Survey of French Literature after 1789 (3)

An introduction to the history of French literature from the late eighteenth century to the late twentieth century. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 230 or 240.

FREN 345 - Survey of French Literature from 1600 to 1789 (3)

A survey of works, themes, or movements in French literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 301W; FREN 245, 230, or 240.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Guillaume Girard
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby

and one of

FREN 300 - Advanced French: Oral Practice (3)

Designed to further develop ability in oral expression. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: FREN 222 or, with a grade of A and permission of instructor, FREN 215 or 217. Students with native or near-native proficiency are not allowed to take this course and must contact the instructor for evaluation or exemption prior to enrolment.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cecile Ollivier-budisa
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
FREN 304 - Advanced French Grammar (3)

Continuation of FREN 222, with emphasis on grammatical analysis. Instruction in class and online. Prerequisite: FREN 222 (or equivalent based on placement test).

FREN 307 - The Right Word: Advanced Vocabulary and Translation (3)

Choosing the right word for the right context is the principal aim of this course. Through practical exercises and a variety of simple translation techniques students will expand their vocabulary and become more familiar with the nuances of French. Prerequisite: FREN 222.

FREN 330 - Francophone World (3)

A multidisciplinary analysis of socio-cultural aspects of French speaking countries, involving written work and oral participation. Prerequisite: FREN 222 or permission of instructor. Breadth-Humanities.

and 12 units from 400 division French literature courses.

English

Students complete a total of 20 units, including one course from Group 1 and one from Group 2.

Group 1

Students complete one of

ENGL 300 - Old English (4)

The study of the basics of the Old English language and the reading of several texts of relative simplicity. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 304 - Studies in Medieval Literature (4)

Studies of medieval authors, genres or issues, from 500-1500. Texts will be studied in the original language or in translation. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 306 - Chaucer (4)

The study of selected works by Geoffrey Chaucer, especially The Canterbury Tales, read in the language in which they were written and situated in the context of Fourteenth century European culture. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Antone Lanatà Minard
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
J101
Mo 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
ENGL 310 - Studies in Early Modern Literature to 1660 (4)

The study of non-Shakespearean Early Modern Literature. May be defined by genre, theme, or author. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 311 - Early Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of William Shakespeare performed before 1601. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

ENGL 313 - Late Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of Shakespeare performed after 1600. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
ENGL 315 - Studies in Seventeenth Century Non-Dramatic Literature (4)

Selected works of seventeenth-century poetry and/or prose, situated in their cultural context. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 314 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 320 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1800) (4)

The study of selected works of late seventeenth century and eighteenth century literature. May include some writing from outside Britain, and may be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 322 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Authors (4)

The study of selected 18th century works, situated in their cultural context. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 408 may not take this course for further credit.

Group 2

Students complete one of

ENGL 354 - Studies in Canadian Literature before 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written before 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 357 - Studies in Canadian Literature since 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written after 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 356 or 358 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 359 - Studies in the Literature of British Columbia (4)

The study of selected works of British Columbian literature. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4)

Examines works of popular fiction by Indigenous authors, and their use of specific genres (e.g. the mystery novel, vampire thriller, sci fi, comic book). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students who have taken FNST 322 under this topic, or FNST 360 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 453W - Aboriginal Literatures (4)

The intensive study of selected works of aboriginal writers. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: At least one First Nations Studies course. Reserved for English honours, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 453 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 455W - Topics in Canadian Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in Canadian literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 354, 357, or 359. Reserved for English honours, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 457W - Topics in Asian North American Literature (4)

Investigates topics in Asian-Canadian and/or Asian-American literature. The course may vary according to theoretical, historical or geographical focus. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honours, major, joint major and minor students. Writing.

and 12 units of upper division English, four of which must be at the 400 division, excluding Directed Studies courses (ENGL 441 and 442).

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.