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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Languages French Courses
French Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

The following courses are offered for degree programs.

Note:
Third Year Standing in French*
For admission to 3rd and 4th year level courses, students must have completed French 2201 and the equivalent of one other French course at the 2nd year level required in the French program, with a minimum mark of 60% in French 2201 and a minimum overall average of 60% in the French courses.

French 0500      French for Beginners
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: Introduction to written and spoken French. Exercises in pronunciation, aural comprehension, oral skills, elementary composition and translation. Study of selected texts.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2
Notes: This course is open only to students at the beginner's level.
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French 1000      Elementary French
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 U French or equivalent
Description: Introduction to written and spoken French, pronunciation, dictation and translation. Study of selected texts.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2 (2 hours per week language laboratory)
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French 1120      Language and Culture
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U French or permission of the Department*
Description: Introduction to contemporary French language and culture. Using written and audio-visual material, the course is designed to provide the lexical and oral skills necessary for discussion of current social and cultural issues and how these are reflected in contemporary art, architecture, film and the press.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2 (2 hours per week oral expression)
Notes: This course may not be taken by a student who has previously completed French 2415.  *Permission will be granted by the Department after a formal interview, a proficiency evaluation test and, if necessary, registration in an additional non-credit tutorial course.
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French 1200      Intermediate French
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U French or permission of the Department*
Description: Review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary. Reading of French cultural and literary texts. Introduction to French composition. Written and oral assignments.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2 (1 hour per week language laboratory and 1 hour per week oral expression)
Notes: *Permission will be granted by the Department after a formal interview, a proficiency evaluation test and, if necessary, registration in an additional non-credit tutorial course.
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French 1204      Francais Intermediaire
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: Ce cours intensif est destiné aux étudiants qui cherchent à approfondir leurs connaissances de la langue francaise et qui ont déjà de solides bases dans cette langue. Il est notamment destiné aux étudiants des programmes du baccalauréat international ou d'immersion ainsi qu' à ceux venant de milieux francophones. Objectifs du cours: La maîtrise des règles du francais parlé et écrit dans les domaines de la grammaire, du lexique et de l'orthographe.
Offering: 3-1; 3-1 (1 hour per week oral and writing practice)
Notes: Students who have taken French 1202 previously may not take French 1204 for credit.
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French 2101      Advanced Oral French
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 or 1120
Description: All-round training in communication in the French language with intensive emphasis on oral skills but including written exercises and readings.
Offering: 3-2; 3-2 (2 hours per week oral expression)
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French 2201      Advanced French
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: Advanced study of the structure of French (morphology, syntax, semantics). Exercises designed to introduce the student to the various stylistic levels necessary for writing proficiency.
Offering: 3-1; 3-1 (1 hour per week oral expression)
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French 2211      Writing Strategies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1200, 1204, or permission of the Department
Description: A course designed to develop an awareness of various forms of written expression in French. Exercises allow the students to improve their ability to perform a number of tasks: writing summaries, reports, letters, résumés, and argumentation.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Qualified students may be allowed to take this course, together with French 2511, instead of French 2201.
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French 2411      French Civilization
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1120, 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60% or permission of the Department
Description: An introduction to the principal aspects of French life, culture, art and thought from the origins to the 19th Century.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken French 2420 previously may not take French 2411 for credit.
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French 2413      Language in Context
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1120, 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60% or permission of the Department
Description: Study of selected texts and/or multi-media documents from a linguistic, cultural or literary point of view. The topic of this course will vary from year to year. Please consult the Department for course content.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 2511      Introduction to Literary Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: Introduction to literary analysis. The study of genres, their nature, techniques and variations. The techniques of oral presentation, explication de textes and essay writing.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 2611      Introduction to French-Canadian Civilization
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: An introduction to the principal aspects of French-Canadian life, culture, art and thought. The linguistic characteristics of French Canada. Study of selected texts.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 2615      Introduction to French-Canadian Literature
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: Survey of French-Canadian literature from its origins to the present. Study of selected texts.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 2801      Survey of French Literature
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): French 1200 or 1204 with a minimum mark of 60%
Description: A course designed to provide the student with an appreciation of French literature and its historical development from the Middle Ages to the present; the course deals with major authors and the evolution of the main literary movements and genres.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3201      Modern French Usage and Translation
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: Problems and methods of translating literary, political, economic and social texts. Contrastive analysis of source and target languages.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3203      Stylistics and Composition
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A course designed to familiarize the student with the various levels of language, different styles and specialized vocabularies. This will include a review of the principles of stylistics and their application to specific contexts. Emphasis will be placed on lexical competence and technical and creative writing.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3603      French Canadian Literature
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A study of the major representative poets, novelists and playwrights of French-Canada with specific references to the historical, intellectual, political, linguistic and literary developments in French-Canadian literature.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3650      African and Caribbean Literature
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French* or permission of the Department
Description: A study of the evolution of African and Caribbean francophone literatures through novels, poetry, tales from its origins to the present. The course aims to show the characteristics of these two literatures; one that reflects a past of colonization in Africa and the other a history of slavery in the Caribbean.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 3711      French Linguistics I: Phonetics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: Principles of articulatory, functional, and acoustic phonetics. Study of the phonetic problems of French as a Second Language. Survey of the phonetic characteristics of Canadian French, contemporary "standard" French: standard range and situational varieties, current tendencies. Principles and practice of phonetic transcription. Primary aim: to furnish a professional foundation for teachers of French.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0 or 1.5-0; 1.5-0
Notes: This course may not be taken by a student who has previously completed French 2711 or 3704.
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French 3713      French Linguistics II: Structure of Modern French
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: Language at the centre of sign systems. Communication models. The hierarchic structure of language. Language and dialect. French morphology (word forms and derivation), syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics. Brief history of standard French (origins, sound changes, lexicon). Outstanding contributors to the study of French. French language policy. The role of French in the modern world. Primary aim: to provide an essential foundation for French majors.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: This course may not be taken by a student who has previously completed French 3704.
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French 3750      French Lexicography
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A course focusing on the lexical rather than the grammatical aspect of the French language. Study of the basic and principles of French lexicography. Practical exercises designed to reinforce and increase students' vocabulary.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 3801      French Literature of the 19th Century
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: Representative works of major authors and literary movements (romanticism, realism, symbolism) will be studied as literature and as a reflection of 19th century values seen against the political and social climate of the period.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3802      French Literature of the 20th Century
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A study of the intellectual, philosophical and aesthetic content and literary techniques of some of the principal French poets, novelists and playwrights of the 20th century. The course will examine such diverse forms of literary expression as the psychological, lyrical and new novel, the surrealist, intellectual and populist poetry, the theatre of the absurd, dadaism and existentialism.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 3810      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: The topic of this course on a linguistic, literature or cultural theme will vary from year to year. Please consult the Department for course content.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 3811      Oral Expression through Drama
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A course designed to further develop the ability of students to express themselves in French while participating in short dramatic productions.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0 or 1.5-0; 1.5-0
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French 3820      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: The topic of this course on a literary or cultural theme varies from year to year. Please consult the Department for course content.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 4220      Advanced Translation
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: This course is intended primarily for students wishing to specialize further in translation. It aims to consolidate translation skills and writing techniques through the examination of lexicological, syntactic, semantic and semiological problems. Emphasis will be placed on translation from English to French. Part of the course will be devoted to the analysis and study of French texts selected to illustrate linguistic registers, writing styles and translation techniques.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 4513      French Literature of the Renaissance
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: French humanism, the Renaissance, La Pléiade. A selection of the following authors will be studied: Rabelais, Marot, du Bellay, Ronsard, D’Aubigné,and Montaigne.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4515      The Classical Period
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: Main literary trends of seventeenth century France with particular reference to Classical theatre.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4517      The Age of Enlightenment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: A study of representative works of the period with reference to the historical and social contexts. Special emphasis on the "mouvement philosophique". Explication de textes and exercises in composition.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4531      Seminar I: Themes and Literary Movements in French Literature
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: In-depth study of a particular theme or literary movement in French literature. The topics of this seminar will vary from year to year.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4533      Seminar II: Genres in French Literature
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: In-depth study of a literary genre, its structure and techniques. The topic of this seminar will vary from year to year.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4810      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: The topic of this half-course on a literary, linguistic or cultural theme may vary. Students should consult the Department for course content.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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French 4820      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing in French*
Description: The topic of this full course on a literary or cultural theme varies from year to year. Students should consult the Department for course content.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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French 4901      Honours Thesis
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
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