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Department of French, Department of English | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2021

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
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
E100 Claire Bossavit
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3511, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claire Bossavit
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
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
F100 Sessional
Paola De Rycke
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, 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 Cecile Ollivier-budisa
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3250, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jorge Calderon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby

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 Leith Davis
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8105, 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
C100 Distance Education
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D111 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D112 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D113 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D114 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D115 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D117 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, 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.

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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Alys Avalos Rivera
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D901 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D902 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D903 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D904 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Coley
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D104 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D105 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D107 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D109 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D110 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D111 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D112 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D113 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D115 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D116 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Daniel Dunford
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Daniel Dunford
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby

and any four of

ENGL 202 - The Environmental Imagination (3) ***

Explores how literature and language imagine the natural world and engage with environmental and ecological crisis. Topics may include ecocriticism: eco-poetics; approaches to the natural world; local, imperial, and Indigenous ecologies. May be further organized by historical period or genre. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 204 - Reading Sexuality and Gender (3) ***

Considers how sexuality and gender are articulated, understood, explored, and negotiated through literature and language. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 209 - Race, Borders, Empire (3) ***

Examines how literature and language work to reflect, perform, complicate, and critique constructions of race, ethnicity, and national and diasporic identities and spaces. May draw from post-colonial approaches, critical race theory, and Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Everton
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D106 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
ENGL 210 - Reading and Writing Identities (3) ***

Considers how identity - construed psychologically, culturally, or socially - is performed and interrogated through literature and language. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jon Smith
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D102 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D107 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
ENGL 211 - The Place of the Past (3) ***

Examines literature and language within specific social, cultural, geographical, and textual environments to explore the mutually informing relationship between history and text. May be further organized by historical period, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 213 - Reading Across Media (3) ***

Explores texts in relation to their different material forms, including oral, manuscript, print, film, and digital media. May be further organized by methodology (e.g. book history, textual scholarship, media studies, adaptation studies, digital humanities), historical period, or genre. Prerequisite: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Breadth-Humanities.

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: 12 units or one 100 division English course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Peter Cramer
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
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: 12 units or one 100 division English course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 JD Fleming
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
D101 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 234 - 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: 12 units or one 100 division English course. Students with credit for ENGL 212 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

ENGL 272 - Creative Reading (3)

An introduction to the art of reading for creative writers, focusing on the linguistic, literary, and conceptual tools writers use to manipulate language to create different experiences for those encountering it, and exposing new writers to innovative literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 111W, 112W, 113W, 114W, or 115W; or WL 105W; or PUB 101. Breadth-Humanities.

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 and any one, but not 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 Writing (3)

A writing course to improve precision, organization and style when writing academically or creatively in French. 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Catherine Black
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Steele
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
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.

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.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Catherine Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cecile Vigouroux
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby

and 12 units from 400 division French literature courses.

NOTE: SFU students enrolled in the Accelerated Master's program within the Department of French may apply a maximum of 10 graduate course units taken while completing the bachelor's degree to the requirements of the master's degree. For more information go to: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/future/academicprograms/AcceleratedMasters.html and https://www.sfu.ca/french/en/undergrad/programs/FrenchAcceleratedMaster.html.

English

Students complete 20 units of upper division English courses. A minimum of four of these units must be at the 400-level, excluding directed studies courses (ENGL 490, 491); a minimum of four units must be from the following group of courses, focused on Canadian and/or Indigenous Literatures:

ENGL 355 - Canadian Literatures (4)

Study of selected works of Canadian literature, including Indigenous, diasporic, and settler texts. May draw from a variety of methods, critical debates, regions, and historical periods. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 30 units or two 200 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
E100 Sophie McCall
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
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). This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 30 units or 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 431W - Seminar in Indigenous Literatures (4)

Advanced seminar on selected works by Indigenous writers. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units or two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: At least one Indigenous Studies course. Writing.

ENGL 432W - Seminar in Canadian Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in Canadian literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. This course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units or two 300 division English courses. Writing.

With permission of the department, other English courses of equivalent content may be substituted for those required in this group.

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 60 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 minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

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.