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Department of French


8108 Robert C. Brown Hall, (604) 291-4740 Tel, (604) 291-5932 Fax, www.sfu.ca/french

Chair

M.C. Fauquenoy LèsL, Dr3rdCy (Paris), Chev. Palmes Acad (France), FRSCan

Professors

R. Davison BA, MA, PhD (McG)

M.C. Fauquenoy LèsL, Dr3rdCy (Paris), Chev. Palmes Acad (France), FRSCan

G. Merler BA (Br Col), MA, PhD (Laval)

Associate Professors

G. Poirier BA (Laval), MA, PhD (McG)

J. Viswanathan LèsL (Liège), MA (Ill), DèsL (Liège)

P. Wrenn BA, MA, PhD (Tor)

Assistant Professors

R. Canac-Marquis BA, MA (UQAM), PhD (U Mass, Amherst)

S. Steele BA, MA (Br Col), PhD (Tor)

Senior Lecturers

C. Caws MA (Nantes), PhD (Br Col)

C.N. Luu-Nguyen BEd (Saigon), MA (Monterey Inst Foreign Studies)

C. Trépanier BA, MA (Laval)

Laboratory Instructor

L. Bruneau BA (Qu)

Advisor

Ms. R. Gould, 8108A Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 -4505

The Department of French offers honors, major and extended minor programs encompassing French language, literature and linguistics. In addition, joint major programs are available in English and French literatures, in French, history and political science, and in French and humanities. A certificate program in French language proficiency is also offered for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of French for cultural, professional or employment purposes.

Initial Course Selection

Native French speakers, or those who received secondary education entirely within a French-speaking community will not normally be admitted to a French language course numbered 100 to 300 inclusive (except FREN 199 and 299).

French Language Placement Test

Students fitting into the following categories need not take the placement test but should register in the course indicated below.

All others are required to take the placement test including the following.

Those required to take the placement test are urged to consult the Course Timetable and Exam Schedule for dates and times of the tests.

Course Challenge

Up to 12 credit hours of lower division French courses may be challenged by students receiving advanced placement. Courses open to challenge are: FREN 151, 201 or 216, 202 and 206. Students may challenge lower level language courses only when registered in one of FREN 201 (or 216), 202, 206, or 301. Challenge of language courses lower than the one actually registered in may be initiated by filling out and signing a course challenge form, obtainable from the French general office. The challenge must be approved by the department and submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to the tenth day of classes. Successful completion (with a grade of at least C) of the language course actually taken automatically adds the challenge credit to the student's transcript. Please see "Course Challenge"..

Honors, Major, Extended Minor Programs

To be approved in a program, a student must have successfully completed (i.e. obtained a minimum grade of 2.0 or better in each of) the following courses or equivalents: FREN 151, 201 or 216, 202, 206, 230 or 240 and 270. Students who place in FREN 301 in the placement test will complete only FREN 230/240 and FREN 270 prior to acceptance in the program.

Only one of FREN 300 or 330 may be used in partial fulfilment of the upper division requirements of honors, major, extended minor, joint major and certificate programs.

For a degree in French, the following courses are required.

Lower Division Requirements

all of

FREN 151-3 French I* (or 216)

FREN 201-3 Intermediate French I*

FREN 202-3 Intermediate French II*

FREN 206-3 Intermediate French III*

FREN 270-3 Introduction to French Linguistics I

one of

FREN 230-3 Introduction to French-Canadian Literature

FREN 240-3 Introduction to French Literature: Modern French Literature

*exemption is gained by successful completion of a more advanced French language course. Lower division language courses may be challenged (see above).

Upper Division Requirements
Major

FREN 301-3 Advanced French Composition I

FREN 360-3 Intermediate French Literature

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

A further 21 credit hours of French, to be chosen from among the remaining courses at the 300 and 400 division, must be completed.

Students wishing to concentrate in French linguistics are advised to consider an extended minor in general linguistics.

Honors

FREN 301-3 Advanced French Composition I

FREN 360-3 Intermediate French Literature

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

A further 41 credit hours of French, to be chosen from among the remaining courses at the 300 and 400 division, must be completed. The latter must include, in the last semesters of study

FREN 491-3 Readings in French Linguistics and/or Literary Criticism

FREN 492-3 Honors Essay

In addition, the honors student must acquire proficiency (i.e. the equivalent of two semesters) in another language in addition to English and French.

Extended Minor

Students must complete both of

FREN 301-3 Advanced French - Composition I

FREN 302-3 Advanced French - Composition II

and one of

FREN 360-3 Intermediate French Literature

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

A further six credit hours of French, to be chosen from among the remaining courses at the 300 and 400 division, must be completed.

Note: LING 360 or FREN 310 may be counted towards the upper division requirements for the major, honors and extended minor programs in French in a bachelor of education degree program, and/or for the major and honors programs in French in a bachelor of arts degree.

LING 360 and FREN 310 may not both be used in partial fulfilment of these requirements.

Courses in French

Courses are offered in the following fields.

French Language

FREN 099-3 French for Beginners

FREN 100-3 Introductory French I

FREN 101-3 Introductory French II

FREN 151-3 French I

FREN 199-3 Writing French I: Spelling and Grammar*

FREN 201-3 Intermediate French I

FREN 202-3 Intermediate French II

FREN 205-3 French Language: Oral Practice

FREN 206-3 Intermediate French III

FREN 216-3 French for Immersion Program Students

FREN 220-3 French for Business

FREN 299-3 Writing French II: Intermediate Composition*

FREN 300-3 Advanced French - Conversation

FREN 301-3 Advanced French - Composition I

FREN 302-3 Advanced French - Composition II

FREN 330-3 The Francophone World

*restricted entry to these distance education courses

French Linguistics

FREN 301 and 302 represent the formal culmination (but not the end) of the student's training in French language use. FREN 270 and 370 represent the bridge between this knowledge of French (i.e. ability to use) and a knowledge about French (i.e. how to approach, analyse and describe various linguistic aspects of the French language). These latter concerns form the central objectives of the 400 division French linguistics courses.

Linguistic Theories

FREN 270-3 Introduction to French Linguistics I

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

FREN 414-3 French Linguistic Theories

Structure of French

FREN 411-4 Modern French: Morphology

FREN 412-4 Modern French: Syntax

FREN 413-4 Modern French: Phonology

FREN 420-3 French Semantics and Lexicology

Evolution of French

FREN 407-4 History of French: Phonology

FREN 408-4 History of French: Morphology and Syntax

French Dialects

FREN 421-3 Varieties of French

FREN 422-3 Canadian French

French Applied Linguistics

FREN 310-3 Linguistics and French Language Learning

FREN 311-3 The Acquisition of Vocabulary

FREN 312-3 Corrective Phonetics

French Literature

200 Division Courses: FREN 240 and 230 introduce students to basic concepts and methods of literary analysis as well as the sociocultural background of a few short modern French and French Canadian works of fiction, drama and poetry. They also aim to improve language competence: all lectures, class discussions and assignments are in French. FREN 230 or 240 are prerequisites for FREN 360.

300 Division: FREN 360 continues the introduction to the textual analysis of literary texts (fiction, drama and poetry) offered in 240, 230. The historical background of the works selected from the Middle Ages to the 19th century is also discussed. FREN 360 is a prerequisite for all 400 division French literature courses.

400 Division: These courses study specific literary movements or genres through various critical approaches: thematic or structural. The emphasis is on close textual analysis rather than literary history.

400 Division Courses on Literary Movements

FREN 461-3 French Medieval Literature

FREN 462-3 French Renaissance Literature

FREN 463-4 Literature of the Seventeenth Century

FREN 465-4 Literature of the Eighteenth Century

FREN 467-3 Romanticism

FREN 470-4 Realism to Naturalism

FREN 476-3 Interdisciplinary Approaches to French Studies

400 Division Courses on Genres

FREN 430-3 The French-Canadian Novel and Theatre

FREN 472-3 The Contemporary Theatre

FREN 474-3 French Poetry

FREN 475-3 The Contemporary Novel

French Linguistics/Literature

The following courses are for students who, once they have acquired a sufficient background in linguistics and literary criticism, wish to explore the relationship between the two disciplines.

FREN 406-3 French Stylistics

FREN 480-2 Seminar I

FREN 491-3 Readings in French Linguistics and/or Literary Criticism

FREN 492-3 Honors Essay

In addition, two courses are available to students who do not wish to specialize in French. These are taught in English.

FREN 198-3 Reading French I

FREN 342-4 Literature in Translation from the Francophone World

Joint Major in English and French Literatures

The joint major is an interdepartmental program, usually within a BA, designed for students who are interested in exploring the many close relationships between English and French literatures.

Advisors

Ms. R. Gould, Department of French, 8108A Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 -4505

Dr. J. Viswanathan, Department of French, 778.782 4823

Dr. M. Harris, Department of English, 778.782 3127

Ms. H. Newcombe, Department of English, 6137 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3371

Lower Division Courses

The same lower division course prerequisites as they appear for both English and French majors must be fulfilled.

French

all of

FREN 151-3 French I

FREN 201-3 Intermediate French I

FREN 202-3 Intermediate French II

FREN 206-3 Intermediate French III

(or exemption from all of FREN 151, 201, 202, 206)

one of

FREN 230-3 Introduction to French-Canadian Literature

FREN 240-3 Introduction to French Literature: Modern French Literature 15 credit hours

Recommended

FREN 270-3 Introduction to French Linguistics I

English

Students must complete the lower division requirements of the English major program.

Upper Division Courses

Students must complete 20 upper division hours in French and 20 upper division hours in English to achieve a specialization in literary studies as well as a selection of complementary courses as follows.

French

FREN 301-3 Advanced French - Composition I

FREN 360-3 Intermediate French Literature

6 credit hours

plus 14 credit hours from the 400 level French Literature courses, selected according to the guidelines for course selection (see below).

The following courses are recommended if the student is interested in the linguistic analysis of literary texts.

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

FREN 406-3 French Stylistics

English

Students must complete 20 hours in upper division English courses, one of which must come from within the series ENGL 300-322. Courses should be selected according to guidelines (see below).

The following are recommended if the student is interested in critical theory.

ENGL 364-4 History and Principles of Literary Criticism

ENGL 366-4 Studies in Critical Approaches to Literature

Joint majors (or prospectives) in English and French literatures must plan their program in consultation with the program faculty advisors and consult the Guidelines for Course Selection available from each department.

Joint Major in French, History and Politics

Steering Committee

M. Covell, Political Science

G. Merler, French

C.R. Day, History

Advisors

Ms. R. Gould, Department of French, 8108A Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 -4505

Mrs. T. Wright, Department of History, 6026 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -4429

Mrs. P. Jantzi, Department of Political Science, 6025 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3446

This program concentrates on languages, literature, history and politics of France and French-speaking peoples of Canada and the world. It prepares for careers in teaching, journalism, archival work, civil and diplomatic services and is offered by the Departments of French, History and Political Science. It is organized into three main themes: the French-speaking peoples of Canada, France and Europe, and the French speaking peoples of the world. Students are not confined to any one theme; they may take any combination of courses within the program. The only requirement is that there must be some demonstrable French content in the course.

The relevance of courses to the program is frequently obvious, e.g., courses dealing directly with France, French Canada, and the French language, but in cases where there is doubt as to sufficient French content in a course, the student should consult the steering committee representative in the appropriate department and review the Guidelines for Course Selection (contained in the information brochure relating to the joint major) which lists sample courses suitable for the program. The program is intended to be broad in nature: the emphasis is on the role played in the world by French language, literature, history and politics; hence the courses selected may represent a variety of interests and fields.

The attention of students is drawn to courses offered by the Canadian studies program which might be of interest.

Lower Division Requirements

As prerequisites, the following are required for a total of 42 credit hours.

12 credit hours of History

12 credit hours of political science

15 credit hours of French*

3 additional credit hours of history or political science

*see below for possible exemptions for those already proficient in French.

Upper Division Requirements

The following are required for a total of 47 credit hours.

16 credit hours of history

16 credit hours of political science

15 credit hours of French (FREN 301, 360 or 370 and nine credits of 400 level courses)

History

Students must take 12-15 credit hours of lower division history and at least 16 hours of upper division history. Courses may be chosen in consultation with the history departmental assistant or the history representative on the program steering committee and, after reviewing the Guidelines for Course Selections, which offers a list of sample courses suitable to the program. Such choices must fit with the thematicity criteria of the joint major to the steering committee's satisfaction.

Political Science

Students must take 12-15 lower division credit hours and at least 16 credit hours of upper division political science. Students may choose courses in consultation with the departmental assistant of political science or the representative of the Department of Political Science on the program steering committee after reviewing the Guidelines for Course Selection. It is emphasized that such choices must fit in with the thematicity criteria of the joint major program to the satisfaction of the steering committee.

French

Students must acquire an appropriate degree of proficiency in both oral and written French. In order to achieve this, a certain number of French language courses are required. Exemption from one or more French language courses can be obtained by gaining advanced placement through a placement test administered by the Department of French. The course challenge procedure may also be used to fulfil lower division language requirements in part or in full.

Lower Division

 FREN 151-3 French I (or exemption)

FREN 201-3 Intermediate French I (or exemption)

FREN 202-3 Intermediate French II (or exemption)

FREN 206-3 Intermediate French III (or exemption)

one of

FREN 230-3 Introduction to French-Canadian Literature

FREN 240-3 Introduction to French Literature: Modern French Literature

FREN 270-3 Introduction to French Linguistics I

Suggested

FREN 205-3 French Language: Oral Practice

Upper Division

FREN 301-3 Advanced French - Composition I

one of

FREN 360-3 Intermediate French - Literature

FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

Note: Students wishing to complement this joint major program specialization with greater competence in oral and written French may take FREN 300 or 330 and FREN 302 in addition to the above requirements. FREN 330 is highly recommended.

At least nine hours must be at the 400 level. Students may choose courses in consultation with the Department of French departmental assistant or the representative of the Department of French on the program steering committee and after reviewing the Guidelines for Course Selection.

Joint Major in French and Humanities

Please see "Department of Humanities". for requirements.

Extended Minor Program

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor. Certain other criteria may be set by individual departments and programs. Students must have their program approved by the advisor for the extended minor program.

Post Baccalaureate Diploma in French and Education

The Department of French and Faculty of Education jointly offer this post baccalaureate diploma comprising a set of organized courses for practising or future French teachers. This program includes courses directly related to the pedagogy of French as a second language as well as courses enhancing previous competence in the French language, or knowledge of French literature or linguistics.

Admission Requirements

Students must seek admission or re-admission to the University and, once admitted, must separately apply to the Department of French advisor for diploma program admission. Qualifications for application to the program include the following.

Application packages are available from the Department of French and the Faculty of Education. Before applying, consult with the student advisor in the Department of French, Ms. R. Gould, 778.782 4505.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete an approved program comprised of at least 30 upper division credit hours. Graduate courses may be taken with prior approval.

Normally 15 credit hours will be completed from each of French and education list of courses below.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is necessary for courses applied toward the diploma.

The diploma must be completed within five years of program admission. Teachers seeking a reclassification should note that, since integrated programs are looked upon as upgrading work, all courses in such programs must be taken no more than 10 years before the date of reclassification through the Teachers' Qualification Service.

Formal application for graduation is made through the Office of the Registrar. Deadlines for submission of application to graduate are outlined in the Academic Calendar of Events section.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for course work in education and/or in French may be considered to fulfil requirements for this program. A maximum of six transfer credits in each of French and education may be awarded.

French Requirements

Students normally choose 15 credit hours from the following courses.

 FREN 310-3 Linguistics and French Language Learning

FREN 311-3 The Acquisition of Vocabulary

FREN 312-3 Corrective Phonetics

The remaining credit hours may be selected from 300 and 400 level French courses with the exception of FREN 342. In addition, students should note that only one of FREN 300 or 330 will count towards the 15 upper division credits required for the diploma.

Please note that all course selections must be approved by the advisor in French department.

Students with credit for the above courses or equivalents must select approved substitutes from upper division French courses. Students with no previous undergraduate courses in French linguistics or French literature are required to take the lower level prerequisites FREN 270 and/or FREN 230/240.

Education Requirements

Students normally choose 15 credits from among the following courses.

A minimum of two of

EDUC 361-3 Contemporary Issues and New Developments in Educational Practice

EDUC 441-4 Multicultural Education

EDUC 450-4 French Curriculum Studies

The remaining credits may be chosen from

EDUC 325-3 Assessment of Classroom Teaching

EDUC 326-3 Classroom Management and Discipline

EDUC 384/385 Special Topics*

EDUC 451-4 Classroom French Curriculum Practices

EDUC 472-4 Language Arts

EDUC 473-4 Reading**

EDUC 474-4 Social Studies

EDUC 475-4 Mathematics

EDUC 476-4 Natural Sciences

EDUC 480-4 French as a Second Language

EDUC 481-4 French Immersion and Programme-cadre de Français***

*courses offered in French during summer institutes

**this course may be substituted with EDUC 826 if EDUC 473 has already been taken (special permission required).

***this course may be substituted with EDUC 858 if EDUC 481 has already been taken (special permission required).

Certificate in French Language Proficiency

This program is intended for students who may or may not be enrolled in a degree program and who wish to improve oral and written proficiency in French, and it is also for those wishing to enhance their knowledge of the language for cultural reasons or professional needs. The program is not intended for native speakers of French.

Recommendations for the award of the certificate will be made by the Department of French and the Faculty of Arts.

Admission

Normal admission regulations to Simon Fraser University will apply.

Requirements

Students must successfully complete 30 credit hours, of which 21 hours are earned by completing seven required courses. The remaining nine credit hours may be selected from any other French courses, excluding FREN 099, 100, 101, 198, 298, and 342.

all of

FREN 151-3 French I

FREN 201-3 Intermediate French I

FREN 202-3 Intermediate French II

FREN 205-3 French Language: Oral Practice

FREN 206-3 Intermediate French III

FREN 301-3 Advanced French - Composition I

one of

FREN 230-3 Introduction to French-Canadian Literature

FREN 240-3 Introduction to French Literature: Modern French Literature

Recommended

FREN 300-3 Advanced French - Conversation

FREN 330-3 The Francophone World

FREN 302-3 Advanced French - Composition II

The program normally takes 5-6 semesters to complete. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is calculated on all SFU courses that are applied to the certificate. Duplicate courses are counted only once.

Note: It is possible to obtain exemption, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours, from lower division French language courses by advance placement, obtained by demonstrating equivalent preparation to the French department's satisfaction. Exempted courses must be replaced with credit obtained by

· approved transfer credit for French courses taken at another post-secondary institution (subject to University regulations governing the approval of transfer credit), up to a maximum of six credit hours

Students who gain, or hope to gain, exemption should consult the advisor early in their program. In accordance with regulations governing certificate programs (see "General Information".), credits accumulated toward the certificate program may be applied also to major programs or extended minor programs or to a bachelor's degree.

Italian Courses

Italian courses are administered by the Department of French. For courses offered, see "Italian"..



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