Summer 2024 Courses

IMPORTANT: The French Department is revamping its programs and courses.

The NEW SEQUENCE of lower-division language courses is:

  • FREN 101FREN 102 > FREN 201 > FREN 221 > FREN 222
  • FREN 101 replaces FREN 120 + FREN 121
  • FREN 102 replaces FREN 122
  • FREN 201 replaces FREN 210 + 211
  • Grade 12 French Immersion students or students going into FREN 221 or above may enroll directly into FREN 245, FREN 300, FREN 301W.

Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor ( if you have any questions.

Summer 2024 - Course Offerings

For a complete list of courses offered by the Department of French, please visit the SFU Academic Calendar.

For past and present course outlines, please see SFU's Course Outline database.

It is strongly recommended that you see the student advisor regarding your degree requirements at least one semester before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
FREN 101 OL01 STT - Elementary French I Livia Poljak
FREN 201 OL01 STT - Intermediate French I : Cultures and Communication Livia Poljak
FREN 304 D100 Advanced French Grammar Rejean Canac-marquis
May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
FREN 345 D100 Survey of French Literature from 1600 to 1789 Guillaume Girard
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
FREN 423 D100 Topics in the History of French (French: A social history) Cecile Vigouroux
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
FREN 430 D100 Topics in Québécois Literature (Litt. Québecoise Queer) Guillaume Girard
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.

New Summer 2024 Courses

FREN 101: Elementary French I 

This new online course is a carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment. If you are interested in learning about French language and francophone cultures, and are looking for a beginner-level introduction to the language, this is the course for you. 

FREN 204: Self-Writing in Francophone Literatures

This new courses is an exploration of current theories and themes on writing of the self – autobiography, autofiction, journal, mémoire. It also presents recurrent themes of such types of writings, studying its strengths, usages, and limits regarding the representation of the self and its capacity for actions and agency.