French (FREN)

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FREN 1100  3 credits  
French for Beginners I  

Students will use the communicative approach to develop basic oral, listening, reading, and writing skills in French while exploring Francophone cultures. Note: Any student with Grade 12 French or with previous language skills meeting or exceeding the learning outcomes of FREN 1100 is not permitted to register in this introductory course. Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in French may be asked to withdraw from the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

FREN 1101  3 credits  
French for Beginners II  

Students will use the communicative approach to build on basic skills and continue to develop oral, listening, reading, and writing skills while exploring Francophone cultures.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): FREN 1100, or French 11 (with a C or higher), or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 2200  3 credits  
Intermediate French I  

Students will build on previously acquired listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They will continue developing interpersonal and intercultural communication skills while further exploring Francophone cultures.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): FREN 1101, or French 12 (with a grade C or higher), or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 2201  3 credits  
Intermediate French II  

Students will reinforce and expand previously acquired listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They will continue developing interpersonal and intercultural communication skills while further exploring Francophone cultures.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): FREN 2200, or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 2220  3 credits  
French Oral Skills  

Students will consolidate oral and listening skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. Students will enrich their vocabulary through structured and meaningful practice while exploring the cultures of the French speaking world and discussing current events.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): One of: FREN 2201, French 12 immersion, or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 3100  3 credits  
French Oral & Writing Skills  

Students will enhance their oral and written skills in French at an upper-intermediate level of proficiency. Students will expand their oral proficiency through a broad range of activities using authentic materials based on current events and popular culture from the Francophone world. Students will also consolidate their writing skills through the study and review of complex grammatical structures, specialized vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and style.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): FREN 2201 or FREN 2220 or French 12 immersion or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 3110  3 credits  
Francophone Culture Through Film  

Students will deepen their understanding of contemporary Francophone culture and art by viewing and critiquing important Francophone movies, connecting them to the broader Francophone culture, and discussing important themes and cultural references in current popular culture. Seeing movies and reflecting, critiquing, and producing "culture", learners will also analyze works by critics who examine various characteristics of contemporary popular culture as seen in other cultural productions, such as magazines, commercials, music, social media, and fashion. Note: Students may earn credits for only one of FREN 3110 or LANC 3110 as they are identical courses. The course will be conducted in English. This course does not serve to fulfill the second language requirement of the Bachelor of Arts degree framework.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 30 credits from courses at the 1100 level or higher.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 3300  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate French I  

Students will consolidate the foundations established in earlier courses and will increase proficiency in all language skills at an upper-intermediate level. They will focus on complex grammatical structures and specialized vocabulary. Students will read and discuss the works of Francophone writers and journalists, as well as analyze contemporary Francophone movies.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Either FREN 2220, or French 12 immersion.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

FREN 3301  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate French II  

Students will further consolidate the foundations established in earlier courses and increase proficiency in all language skills at an upper-intermediate level. They will continue their advanced study of complex grammatical structures and specialized vocabulary. They will read and discuss the works of Francophone writers and journalists, as well as analyze contemporary Francophone movies.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Either FREN 3300, or assessment by instructor.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

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