Courses

Students wishing to study French will be required to complete a placement test upon their arrival at Redeemer which will determine the course(s) that should be taken in year one. This determination will be made by the Chair of the Department.

 General Major: French (12 courses)

Minor: French (6 courses)

Notes:

Course Details

FRE-120
French Language Fundamentals

An introductory course designed for students with some knowledge of the French language, but who would like to improve their grammatical and oral skills. The course aims to review, reinforce and build upon the fundamentals of French grammar and vocabulary with the goal of developing oral and written competencies in the language. A weekly one-hour tutorial is required.

Prerequisites:
Note: entrance into this course requires permission from the Chair of the Department.

FRE-121
University French I

A study of the French language with emphasis on language functions, vocabulary enrichment, and the ability to discuss and write about various cross-cultural topics through the study of literary and other texts.

Prerequisites:
70% or higher in Grade 12 U French or permission of the instructor

FRE-122
University French II

A continuation of FRE-121. A weekly one-hour tutorial is required.

Prerequisites:
FRE-121

FRE-211
French Language Practice I

An intensive review of French grammatical difficulties with emphasis on the development of vocabulary and composition techniques. Topics will include various aspects of French-Canadian society.

Prerequisites:
FRE-122

FRE-212
French Language Practice II

A continuation of FRE-211.

Prerequisites:
FRE-211

FRE-331
Intensive Translation

Designed for Anglophone students with a solid foundation in French grammar, this course aims to provide the fundamental methods and mechanisms of formal translation. Through structural exercises and the study of comparative stylistics, students will learn to more accurately translate, from French to English and English to French, authentic texts from a variety of sources (journalistic, literary, government and commercial, publicity, film scripts, etc.).

Prerequisites:
FRE-212

FRE-341
Nineteenth Century French Novel

A study of selected novels representative of the main currents of the genre in nineteenth century France. Authors studied may include Chateaubriand, Balzac, Sand, Stendhal, Flaubert, Zola, Huysmans, and Rachilde.

Prerequisites:
FRE-351, FRE-212
FRE-341 or 363 serves as the Capstone Course for the French Department and all majors are required to take one of these courses in the 3rd or 4th year.

FRE-351
French Literature and Society from the Middle Ages to the Revolution

An overview of French literature and society from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. A variety of short literary texts and extracts from various authors and genres will be studied in addition to a number of longer complete works.

Prerequisites:
FRE-212


FRE-363
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French Poetry

A study of selected poems representative of the main poets and currents of the genre in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France. Poets studied will likely include Lamartine, Hugo, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, and Breton, among others.

Prerequisites:
FRE-212, FRE-351
FRE-341 or 363 serves as the Capstone Course for the French Department and all majors are required to take one of these courses in the 3rd or 4th year.

FRE-370-79
Special Topics

Offered infrequently, depending on interest and opportunity.


FRE-385-86
Independent Study

For information on setting up an independent study see page 52 of the Academic Calendar.


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