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Department of French Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

French Language Minor

This program is for students who are enrolled in a degree program (other than French) and who wish to develop an in-depth knowledge of the French language.

This program is not intended

a) for students deemed native speakers

b) for students who completed grade 12 French Immersion

And, normally, it is not intended for students whose point of entry is FREN 210 or above.

This Minor in French Language cannot be combined with another Minor in French Studies.

Recommendations for the award of this minor will be made by the Department of French and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Program Information

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

Program Requirements

A minimum of GPA 2.0, calculated on all Simon Fraser University courses that are applied to a minor, is required for successful completion of the program.

Curriculum Requirements

Students starting at an introductory level must complete the requirements leading to FREN 210 before taking the courses required for the Minor. This may include a placement test, completing other lower division coursework, or a combination of the placement test and coursework. Please refer to the Academic calendar.

Students will have to complete the 12 lower division units and 15 upper division units required to obtain the Minor in French Language.

Lower Division

The following required courses are taken in sequence.

Lower Division: written

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 Paola De Rycke
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D200 Paola De Rycke
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5118, 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
D100 Cecile Ollivier-budisa
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D200 Paola De Rycke
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
WMC 3511, 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 Linda Bruneau-jolly
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
F100 Sessional
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby

Lower Division: oral

one of

FREN 215 - Intermediate French: Oral Practice (3)

Designed to develop listening comprehension and oral expression. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: FREN 211. May be taken concurrently with FREN 212 and 221. Students with credit for FREN 222 or FREN 300 may not take this course for further credit. 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 217 - Intermediate French: Oral Practice Through Drama (3)

Through the study of French pronunciation, students will improve their listening and speaking abilities. Drill exercises, intensive practice, as well as the rehearsal of drama skits and short French plays will allow students to speak French individually and in groups. Prerequisite: FREN 211. May be taken concurrently with FREN 212 and 221. Students with credit for FREN 222 or FREN 300 may not take this course for further credit. 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
E100 Catherine Black
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby

Upper Division

One required course

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Catherine Black
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D200 Catherine Black
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
AQ 5014, Burnaby

and three of the following courses

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 Linda Bruneau-jolly
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, 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).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Pajot
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
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 407W - Language in Translation: A Contextual Approach to French (3)

Translating from English to French allows students to explore and understand the nuances of French as well as language transfer. Through the precise use of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, students will improve their writing skills. They will also learn how to identify context in a variety of documents. Prerequisite: FREN 301W and FREN 304 or permission of the department. Writing.

and one of the following courses

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.

FREN 352 - French and Francophone Cultures through Films and/or Media Texts (3)

Explores various cultural topics of French and Francophone countries (Europe, America, Africa, Asia) with the aid of visual and/or media text documents. Prerequisite: FREN 222. Students with B+ in FREN 221 may take FREN 222 and FREN 352 concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gaelle Planchenault
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby

Course Exemptions

It is possible to obtain exemption, up to a maximum of 12 units, from lower division French language courses by being placed in a more advanced French language course (Placement test). Students who gain, or hope to gain, course exemption should consult the advisor early.

Transfer Credits

Approved transfer credits for French courses completed at another post-secondary institution (subject to University transfer credits regulations) up to maximum of 6 units.

Note: A minimum of 15 upper division units is required, 9 of which must be taken within the department.

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

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

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.