French


Faculty List

University Professor Emeritus 
B.T. Fitch, BA, D 3e C (T) 

Professor Emeriti 
C. Bertrand-Jennings, LsL, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
P.A.R. Bouissac, LsL, DES, D Phl (V) 
N. Boursier, DES, CAPES, D 3e C (U) 
D. Clandfield, MA, D 3e C (N) 
P. Collet, AM, PhD (SM) 
D. de Kerckhove, MA, PhD (SM) 
L.E. Doucette, BA, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
C. Elkabas, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
A.G. Falconer, MA, D 3e C (U) 
P. Fitting, MA, PhD (N) 
C.M. Grisé, MA, PhD (SM) 
E.A. Heinemann, MA, PhD (N) 
E. Lehouck, AGR ESS, D Phl (U) 
M. Lord, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga)
P. Martin, IRAL BR, D 3e C, D Sc A (SM) 
N. Maury, LenD, D 3e C (T) 
J.A. McClelland, MA, PhD (V) 
W.A. Oliver, MA, D 3e C (T) 
J. Paterson, MA, PhD (I) 
P.J.G.O. Perron, BA, D 3e C (U)
Y. Roberge, MA, PhD (SM) 
D.W. Smith, BA, PhD (V) 
R.A. Taylor, MA, PhD (V) 
C.D.E. Tolton, AM, PhD (I, V) 
T.R. Wooldridge, BA, D 3e C (T)

Chair of the Department 
New appointment on July 1, 2024

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies 
P. Thériault, MA, PhD (SM)

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies 
M. Friesner, MA, PhD (SM)

Professors 
J. LeBlanc, MA, PhD (V) 
P. Michelucci, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga)
M. Pirvulescu, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga)
A. Tcheuyap, MA, PhD (SM) 

Associate Professors 
A.-M. Brousseau, MA, PhD (SM)
J. Cahill, MA, PhD (I)
S. Drouin, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
F. Hamlaoui, MA, PhD (SM)
B. Havercroft, MA, PhD (V) 
D. Kullmann, MA, PhD (SM) 
A. Motsch, MA, PhD (V) 
J. Ndayiragije, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
E. Nikiema, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
P. Riendeau, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
J. Steele, MA, PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga)
P. Thériault, MA, PhD (SM) 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream 
S. Sacré, MA, PhD (SM)
M.-A. Visoi, MA, PhD (SM) 

Assistant Professors 
E. Dunbar, MA, PhD
A. Rannaud, L.èsL., M.èsL., PhD (University of Toronto Mississauga)
L. Tieu, MA, PhD (SM)

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream 
S. Bello, MA, PhD (SM)
M. Friesner, MA, PhD (SM)

Part-time Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
P. Bessler, MA, PhD (OH)

Introduction

French is not only one of the official languages of Canada: it is also one of the world’s major international languages. Courses in French studies provide a varied, flexible, and in-depth examination of the French language and the multitude of cultures that it serves. The skills and knowledge acquired will lay the groundwork for careers in teaching, journalism, translation, publishing, and government service as well as research in a variety of fields. In the Canadian job market, command of the French language is a definite asset. The Department offers students an integrated curriculum, which brings together courses in language, linguistics, literature, and French culture. Unless specified otherwise, the language of instruction of all courses is French.

Overview of French Programs

The Department offers two specialists (French Language and French Linguistics, French Language and Literature), three majors (French Language Learning, French Language and French Linguistics, French Language and Literature) and two minors (French Language and French Studies).

Majors

French Language Learning (FRE): The 200-level mandatory course FSL226H1 introduces students to strategies for autonomous learning in French as a Second Language. Courses at the 300 and 400 levels build on knowledge and skills first introduced in FSL226H1 and provide students with more analytical approaches to French language learning, in its both synchronic structure and historical evolution. They encourage students to learn about the richness of culture across the French-speaking world and improve writing skills for subsequent advanced study.

What can I do with a program in French Language Learning? Career paths include:

  • provincial and federal government civil service 
  • language teaching 
  • media, public relations, journalism, publishing, editing, copywriting, technical writing 
  • translation and interpretation 
  • bilingual customer service

Linguistics (FRE): 200-level mandatory courses initiate students into the analysis of contemporary French and its historical development. 300-level courses break the discipline of linguistic analysis into its chief component parts. 400-level courses initiate students to research in a variety of areas including formal linguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and language contact.

What can I do with a program in French Linguistics? Possible career paths include:

  • provincial and federal government civil service
  • health professions such as speech pathology, speech therapy, audiology
  • language teaching
  • computer applications in speech & text recognition, programming
  • media, public relations, journalism, publishing, editing, copywriting, technical writing
  • translation and interpretation
  • bilingual customer service

Literature (FRE): 200-level mandatory courses introduce students to concepts, methodologies, and critical tools elaborated vis-à-vis further literature and theory that serve as the framework for other literature courses dedicated to the history of French literature and its cultural and social contexts. 300-level courses encourage students to explore sophisticated primary and secondary sources from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. 400-level courses initiate students to research. The actual content of most 400-level courses varies considerably according to the instructor. Students should consult the French Studies Undergraduate brochure (www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate) for content specific to a given year.

What can I do with a program in French Literature? Possible career paths include:

  • provincial and federal government civil service
  • language teaching
  • media, public relations, journalism, publishing, editing, copywriting
  • library and information sciences
  • foreign services/affairs, international development
  • translation and interpretation
  • bilingual customer service

Minors

The French Studies minor allows students flexibility to choose from a variety of topic courses conducted in French, based on their interests. Students can either concentrate in French Literature or French Linguistics, or take a combination of courses in both areas.

The French Language minor focuses on improving non-native speakers’ French language proficiency (grammar, reading, writing, oral French, etc.) for personal or professional purposes.

What can I do with a program in French language? Career paths include:

  • provincial and federal government civil service
  • bilingual opportunities within the foreign service or the border services agency
  • bilingual customer service
  • bilingual private sector positions

Students enrolled in two or more French programs are allowed to double-count only 1.0 credit towards their French programs.

Important Policies re French as a Second Language (FSL) Courses

The following policies must be respected when registering for French courses. Failure to do so may result in students being automatically withdrawn by the Department from the course in which they are registered:

  1. Determining the appropriate level of your first French course: The Department places students in the language course appropriate to their level of linguistic competence based on the results of its Placement Test.  Given that 100, 200, 300 and 400-level FSL courses correspond to levels of competence in French and not to years of study, a student may be recommended to enroll in a course at a higher level than his/her year of study. The Placement Test, available at http://www.lang.utoronto.ca/placement/french/, is mandatory for all students who wish to register in an FRE or FSL course for the first time (except true beginners with no knowledge of French who may enroll directly in FSL100H1). The Test can be taken only ONCE and the results of the first test will prevail in the event of multiple attempts. Ideally, the Placement Test should be taken in the term preceding the one in which students wish to register in (e.g., for a course starting in September, students should take the Placement Test in the summer term, prior to their registration date on ACORN and before the beginning of classes). Students will receive their results by email shortly after taking the test. Self-placement is not allowed in the Department of French. The administration reserves the right to conduct an additional test if in doubt about a student's undeclared proficiency in French.
  2. Sequencing: Students are reminded that they must take FSL courses in the appropriate sequencing (100>200>300>400).
  3.  Auditing: No auditing is allowed in FSL courses.

Study Elsewhere Programs

For more information, please go to https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate-program/study-elsewhere or email: french.elsewhere@utoronto.ca

Quebec and France

Students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies and wish to study abroad for one or two semesters should contact the University of Toronto Centre for International Experience Office, or consult their website. Students may request credit for a course offered by the Department of French, subject to the general rules for eligibility.

Third-Year Study Elsewhere

In order to be permitted to participate in this program, a student must satisfy the following requirements: have 1) an overall average of at least 70% in courses completed in second year; and 2) an average of 70% in at least two French (FRE) courses required in a Major or Specialist program.

Transfer Credits

  • For FSL Courses:
    Students may apply for transfer credits for language courses taken at any accredited or degree-granting university in Canada or abroad; this is done through the Office of the Faculty Registrar. In order to be recommended for transfer credits, students should arrange, before returning to Toronto, for the university in which the course(s) were taken to send an official transcript of their results directly to the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
    As soon as possible upon their return from the program, students who wish to obtain a transfer credit are required to book an appointment to take the placement test at the Department of French. They should call 416 926 2302 or email french.secretary@utoronto.ca. They must qualify for entry in the next language course above the level of the one for which they desire the credit. Students must enroll in the course recommended by the placement test results. No self-placement is allowed.
  • For FRE Courses:
    Transfer credits for studies in areas other than language may be requested directly upon return through the Office of the Faculty Registrar and will be processed in the normal way. It is recommended that a Letter of Permission and pre-approval of proposed courses be requested through the Office of the Faculty Registrar well in advance of departure from Toronto. Students are reminded that only courses taken at accredited universities or degree-granting institutions will be considered for credit.

Exclusions and prerequisites: Students must abide by all requirements stated in the exclusions and prerequisites to register in a course. Students who do not have the prerequisites for a given course must obtain the permission of the Department prior to registration. The Department will assess the students’ admissibility to the course in consultation with the instructor. For FSL courses, exclusions ensure that students follow the best progression in language learning.

Further Information: The French Studies Undergraduate Brochure, available online at www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate, contains more detailed information concerning the courses and programs listed below.

Associate Chair, Undergraduate: Room 227, Odette Hall, 50 St. Joseph St., 416-926-2312, french.undergradchair@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Counsellor: Room 226, Odette Hall, 50 St. Joseph St., 416-926-2333, french.undergraduate@utoronto.ca

General Enquiries: Room 210, Odette Hall, 50 St. Joseph St., 416-926-2302, french.secretary@utoronto.ca

French Programs

French Language and French Linguistics Specialist (Arts Program) - ASSPE0525

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(10.0 credits)

1) ( FSL220H1 and FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1 , FSL224H1

2) FRE272H1, FRE273H1, FRE274H1, FRE245H1, ( FSL320H1 and FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1

3) FRE376H1, FRE378H1, FRE386H1/​ FRE387H1, FRE383H1, FRE379H1, JFG388H1/​ JFL388H1

4) FRE483H1 and 2.0 credits from 400-level French linguistics courses: FRE486H1, FRE487H1, FRE488H1, FRE489H1, FRE490Y1, FRE491H1, FRE492H1.

N.B.

i) Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program.

ii) Students exempted from any of the required FSL courses must replace the relevant courses with appropriate FRE or FSL courses.

French Language and Literature Specialist (Arts Program) - ASSPE1295

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(10.0 credits):

1) ( FSL220H1 and FSL222H1) / FSL221Y1 , FSL225H1

2) FRE210H1, FRE245H1, FRE246H1, FRE272H1, FRE273H1, ( FSL320H1 and FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1

3) 3.0 credits from among the following courses, including at least 0.5 credit from each group:

Group 1 – Literary History: FRE318H1/​ FRE319H1/​ FRE320H1/​ FRE324H1/​ FRE326H1

Group 2 – Genres and Gender: FRE304H1/​ FRE310H1/​ FRE345H1

Group 3 – Quebec and Francophone Literatures: FRE314H1/​ FRE332H1/​ FRE334H1/​ FRE336H1/​ SLA263H1

4) FSL442H1, FSL443H1

5) 1.0 credit from the following 400-level FRE literature courses: FRE410H1/​ FRE438H1/​ FRE441H1/​ FRE443H1/​ FRE446H1

N.B.

i) Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL220H1/​ FSL222H1 may replace it with any FRE 200+ or FSL 300+ level course.

ii) Students exempted from FSL320H1/​ FSL322H1 may replace it with any FRE course at the 300+ level.

French Language and French Linguistics Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ0525

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(7.0 credits)

1) ( FSL220H1 and FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1, FSL224H1.

2) FRE272H1, FRE274H1, FRE273H1/​ FRE245H1, ( FSL320H1, FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1.

3) FRE376H1, FRE378H1, FRE383H1, FRE379H1/​ FRE386H1.

4) 1.0 credit from 400-level French linguistics courses: FRE483H1, FRE486H1, FRE487H1, FRE488H1, FRE489H1, FRE490Y1, FRE491H1, FRE492H1.

N.B.

i) Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL220H1/​​ FSL222H1 may replace it with any FRE 200+ or FSL 300+ level course.

ii) Students exempted from FSL320H1/​ FSL322H1 may replace it with any FRE course.

iii) Students exempted from FSL224H1 may replace it with JFL388H1 or any FRE 300+ course.


French Language and Literature Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1295

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(7.0 credits)

1) ( FSL220H1, FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1, FSL225H1

2) FRE210H1, FRE245H1, FRE246H1, FRE272H1, ( FSL320H1, FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1.

3) 1.5 credits from the following three groups (students are strongly encouraged to include 0.5 credit from each group):

Group 1 – Literary History: FRE318H1/​ FRE319H1/​ FRE320H1/​ FRE324H1/​ FRE326H1/​

Group 2 – Genres and Gender: FRE304H1/​ FRE310H1/​ FRE345H1

Group 3 – Quebec and Francophone Literatures: FRE314H1/​ FRE332H1/​ FRE334H1/​ FRE336H1/​ SLA263H1

4) 1.0 credit from the following 400-level FRE literature courses: FRE410H1/​ FRE438H1/​ FRE441H1/​ FRE443H1/​ FRE446H1

N.B.

i) Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL220H1/​ FSL222H1 may replace it with any FRE 200+ or FSL 300+ level course.

ii) Students exempted from FSL320H1/​ FSL322H1 may replace it with any FRE course.

French Language Learning Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ0120

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(7.0 credits, including 1.5 FRE credits at the 300+ level)

1) ( FSL220H1, FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1

2) FSL226H1, FRE272H1, ( FSL320H1, FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1

3) FRE383H1, FRE379H1, JFG388H1/​ JFL388H1, FRE384H1

4) ( FSL420H1 and 0.5 credit selected from FRE245H1/​ FRE273H1/​ FRE274H1)/ FSL421Y1

5) FSL442H1, FSL443H1

N.B.

i) Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from any of the FSL program courses must replace these with the equivalent number of credits of additional FSL or FRE courses.

French Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1135

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits)

1) ( FSL220H1, FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1

2) FSL224H1/​ FSL225H1

3) 1.0 credit selected from FRE245H1, FRE246H1, FRE272H1, FRE274H1

4) 0.5 credit selected from CDN202H1, JFG388H1/​ JFL388H1, or any FRE or FCS half-course at the 200+ level

5) 1.0 FRE credit at the 300/400-level

N.B. Students not placed in FSL220H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL122H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from any of FSL220H1/​ FSL222H1/​ FSL224H1/​ FSL225H1 must replace these credits with any combination of the following two options:

(a) any additional credit(s) from category (4) above, or

(b) any FSL credit(s) at the 300/400 level.

Regardless of exemptions, a maximum of 0.5 total program credits may be drawn from courses taught in English.

Minor in French Language (Arts Program) - ASMIN0120

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits)

1) ( FSL120H1, FSL122H1)/ FSL121Y1

2) ( FSL220H1, FSL222H1)/ FSL221Y1

3) ( FSL320H1, FSL322H1)/ FSL321Y1

4) 1.0 credit of FSL or FRE courses at the 200+ level

Note: Students not placed in FSL120H1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL102H1 before starting this program. Students exempted from any of the required courses must replace these courses with the equivalent number of credits of additional FSL courses at the 200+ level.


 

Faculty of Arts & Science Language Citation

The Department of French participates in the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Language Citation initiative for French.

In order to receive a language citation in French Studies, students should have completed 2.0 credits of FSL courses at the 300+ level or 2.0 credits of FRE courses at the 200+ level with a minimum grade of B- in each course. Please note that a combination of both FRE and FSL courses cannot qualify for the citation.

Students should note that, as explained in the About Programs of Study section of this Calendar, the Language Citation is not equivalent to an academic program and that enrolment in a program is not necessary in order to earn the recognition bestowed by the Citation.

French Courses

French First-Year Foundations

FCS194H1 - Urban Youth Languages of the World

FCS194H1 - Urban Youth Languages of the World
Hours: 24S

Are there such phenomena as urban youth “languages”? How do they evolve and what commonalities or divergences are there? In this course, we will survey a range of urban youth languages that have emerged in African, North American and European contexts – with specific focus on their structural (linguistic) and social typicalities. Discussions and presentations will focus on the sociolinguistic concepts of language contact, bi/multilingualism, lexical innovation/renovation, language mixing, etc. in relation to youth language practices. We will be comparing major varieties of these language practices within and between the continents, and also be assessing their prospects and implications for language change. This course is taught in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS196H1 - Historical, Geographic and Social Variation in French

FCS196H1 - Historical, Geographic and Social Variation in French
Hours: 24S

Throughout most of its nearly 1200-year history, the language that we now call French was not a single linguistic entity, but rather a collection of related dialects. Although socio-political factors resulted in a partial unification of these dialects during the 18th and 19th centuries, the unification was, to a large extent, outweighed by French colonization of areas such as North America and Africa, which resulted in even greater linguistic diversification. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the extensive variation that exists throughout the French-speaking world. Topics to be covered include phonetics (pronunciation), lexicology (word selection) and morpho-syntax (grammar). This course is taught in English. No knowledge of French or linguistics is required. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS197H1 - Pleasure, Pain and Nostalgia in Belle Époque

FCS197H1 - Pleasure, Pain and Nostalgia in Belle Époque
Hours: 24L

This course will explore ideas and cultural representations of 19th century France through examples from art, philosophy, and literature with an emphasis on the critical discussion of two literary narratives that challenged tradition and authority: Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” and Maupassant’s “Bel-ami”. The course will be held in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS198H1 - The Literacy of Images: Interactions between Text and Other Media

FCS198H1 - The Literacy of Images: Interactions between Text and Other Media
Hours: 24L

How do images create meaning in texts? How do words guide the interpretation of images? This course will examine relations between texts from different literary genres (the Bande Dessinée, fiction and autobiography) and other media (illustration, photography, cinema) through an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, by combining perspectives from literature, cinema, illustration, and photography. The course will be held in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS199H1 - Marketing in the French Speaking World

FCS199H1 - Marketing in the French Speaking World
Hours: 24S

This course investigates sociocultural and linguistic issues surrounding market expansion and marketing of products and services to French-speaking audiences in Canada and elsewhere. Students consider challenges posed by increased globalization through comparisons of English- and French-speaking communities, while exploring basic marketing theory. Through case studies of successes and failures, students examine how companies develop and adapt branding and messaging for Francophone audiences by integrating differences in humour, values, politics, and financial considerations. Students thus develop an understanding of the Francophone consumer and gain skills for advertising and branding in a Francophone or bilingual environment. This course is taught in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

French Cultural Studies

FCS194H1 - Urban Youth Languages of the World

FCS194H1 - Urban Youth Languages of the World
Hours: 24S

Are there such phenomena as urban youth “languages”? How do they evolve and what commonalities or divergences are there? In this course, we will survey a range of urban youth languages that have emerged in African, North American and European contexts – with specific focus on their structural (linguistic) and social typicalities. Discussions and presentations will focus on the sociolinguistic concepts of language contact, bi/multilingualism, lexical innovation/renovation, language mixing, etc. in relation to youth language practices. We will be comparing major varieties of these language practices within and between the continents, and also be assessing their prospects and implications for language change. This course is taught in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS195H1 - French Culture from Napoleon to Asterix

FCS195H1 - French Culture from Napoleon to Asterix
Hours: 24L

A multi-media course, analyzing the contributions the French have made to world culture in such domains as architecture, art, literature, and music, as well as some of the implications of the appropriation of French cultural icons by big business and the media.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS196H1 - Historical, Geographic and Social Variation in French

FCS196H1 - Historical, Geographic and Social Variation in French
Hours: 24S

Throughout most of its nearly 1200-year history, the language that we now call French was not a single linguistic entity, but rather a collection of related dialects. Although socio-political factors resulted in a partial unification of these dialects during the 18th and 19th centuries, the unification was, to a large extent, outweighed by French colonization of areas such as North America and Africa, which resulted in even greater linguistic diversification. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the extensive variation that exists throughout the French-speaking world. Topics to be covered include phonetics (pronunciation), lexicology (word selection) and morpho-syntax (grammar). This course is taught in English. No knowledge of French or linguistics is required. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS197H1 - Pleasure, Pain and Nostalgia in Belle Époque

FCS197H1 - Pleasure, Pain and Nostalgia in Belle Époque
Hours: 24L

This course will explore ideas and cultural representations of 19th century France through examples from art, philosophy, and literature with an emphasis on the critical discussion of two literary narratives that challenged tradition and authority: Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” and Maupassant’s “Bel-ami”. The course will be held in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS198H1 - The Literacy of Images: Interactions between Text and Other Media

FCS198H1 - The Literacy of Images: Interactions between Text and Other Media
Hours: 24L

How do images create meaning in texts? How do words guide the interpretation of images? This course will examine relations between texts from different literary genres (the Bande Dessinée, fiction and autobiography) and other media (illustration, photography, cinema) through an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, by combining perspectives from literature, cinema, illustration, and photography. The course will be held in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS199H1 - Marketing in the French Speaking World

FCS199H1 - Marketing in the French Speaking World
Hours: 24S

This course investigates sociocultural and linguistic issues surrounding market expansion and marketing of products and services to French-speaking audiences in Canada and elsewhere. Students consider challenges posed by increased globalization through comparisons of English- and French-speaking communities, while exploring basic marketing theory. Through case studies of successes and failures, students examine how companies develop and adapt branding and messaging for Francophone audiences by integrating differences in humour, values, politics, and financial considerations. Students thus develop an understanding of the Francophone consumer and gain skills for advertising and branding in a Francophone or bilingual environment. This course is taught in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS290H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies I

FCS290H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies I
Hours: 24L

The relation of French popular culture to society. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/course-offerings-2020-2021/french-cultural-studies-courses-fcs.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS291H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies I

FCS291H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies I
Hours: 24L

The relation of French popular culture to society. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/course-offerings-2020-2021/french-cultural-studies-courses-fcs.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FCS292H1 - Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema

FCS292H1 - Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema
Hours: 24L

This online, asynchronous course will explore the themes of love, sex and desire in French literature and cinema through close reading, analysis, and interpretation of three major novels from the eighteenth to the twentieth literature. A comparative approach based on various examples taken from literary, philosophical texts and from film adaptations will examine the concept of love and its many definitions. Selections from ancient and modern philosophical texts on love, sex, and desire will be the starting point of our discussions: Ovid, "The Art of Love", Plato, "The Symposium", Bataille, "Eroticism", Beauvoir, "The Woman in Love", and Foucault, "The History of Sexuality".

The course will be taught in English.

Students who are proficient in French and intend to complete their readings and major tests in French (Online Essay and Online Film Analysis) in order to count this course towards a program in French (Major or Specialist only), should inform the Course Instructor of their decision by the end of the first week of classes.

N.B. Discussion Forum contributions will be submitted in English only.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS310Y1 - French Cinema

FCS310Y1 - French Cinema
Hours: 48L/48P

Cinema in France with emphasis on theory and practical criticism, on auteurs and movements such as the avant-garde of the twenties and the New Wave of the late fifties. Films shown are subtitled.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: CIN105Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS369Y0 - The Culture of Touraine

FCS369Y0 - The Culture of Touraine
Hours: 48L

This course will offer a unique opportunity to study the culture of the Touraine region while living an experience of complete immersion in Tours, a city located in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the seat of power of the French monarchy until the 17th Century. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS390H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II

FCS390H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II
Hours: 24L

Studies on an individual writer or specific area of literature. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/course-offerings-2020-2021/french-cultural-studies-courses-fcs.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS391H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II

FCS391H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II
Hours: 24L

Studies on an individual writer or a specific area of literature. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/course-offerings-2020-2021/french-cultural-studies-courses-fcs.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FCS392H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II

FCS392H1 - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II
Hours: 24L

Studies on an individual writer or specific area of literature. The relation of French popular culture to society. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/course-offerings-2020-2021/french-cultural-studies-courses-fcs.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

French Linguistics

FRE272H1 - The French Language: A Linguistic Introduction

FRE272H1 - The French Language: A Linguistic Introduction
Hours: 24L/12T

A general introduction to the structure of French language, from a linguistic perspective. Students will become acquainted with the various components of the language (sound, meaning, word formation, sentence structure) through detailed description and basic analysis of Canadian and European varieties of French. Students will also be introduced to the study of French in the context of bilingualism (second language acquisition, sociolinguistics). This course is mandatory in all specialist and major programs.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Recommended Preparation: FSL224H1/ FSL225H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE273H1 - Introduction to the History of the French Language

FRE273H1 - Introduction to the History of the French Language
Hours: 24L/12T

A discovery of a long and fascinating history, stretching from the spoken Latin of the Gauls to the many varieties of French found today all over the world via the investigation of the social, political, and cultural causes of language change. Our focus includes topics such as medieval bilingualism, the regulation of language through the Académie française, the political use of the French language, the emergence of the Francophonie and modern Canadian French.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Recommended Preparation: FRE272H1 and FSL224H1/ FSL225H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE274H1 - Introduction to the Linguistic Analysis of French

FRE274H1 - Introduction to the Linguistic Analysis of French
Hours: 24L/12T

An analytical study of contemporary French phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced study of French linguistics at the 300 and 400 levels.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1, FSL224H1/ FSL225H1/ FSL320H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE376H1 - French Phonology and Phonetics

FRE376H1 - French Phonology and Phonetics
Hours: 36L

A study of the phonological and phonetic systems of modern French based on actual samples of speech taken from different regional varieties and socio-economic groups.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1, FRE274H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE378H1 - French Syntax

FRE378H1 - French Syntax
Hours: 24L

A study of the distribution and relationships of the syntagmatic components of contemporary French; of sentential structure, including the principles of coordination, subordination and expansion; and of major theoretical approaches.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1 + FRE274H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE379H1 - Sociolinguistics of French

FRE379H1 - Sociolinguistics of French
Hours: 36L

The relationship between language use and social factors such as socio-economic status, social context and gender of speaker. Theoretical notions are derived through the analysis of specific data, focusing on Canadian French and other varieties spoken in the Americas.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1 + FRE383H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FRE383H1 - Quantitative Methods for the Study of French

FRE383H1 - Quantitative Methods for the Study of French
Hours: 24L/12T

An introduction to the foundations of quantitative research on French. Topics include differences between quantitative and qualitative analyses; hypothesis formulation; experimental design; and data collection and analysis including basic statistical methods. Phenomena investigated come from Canadian and European varieties as well as studies of second language learners.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

FRE384H1 - Teaching French as a Second Language

FRE384H1 - Teaching French as a Second Language
Hours: 24L

This course is designed for students who aim for a career in teaching French as a second language. It introduces recent methods and approaches and increases student understanding of pedagogical issues and curriculum expectations with a consideration of learning styles, lesson design and methods of evaluation. The course includes an experiential learning component in partnership with local school boards and private schools.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1, FSL226H1/ JFG388H1, FSL322H1/ FSL321Y1
Recommended Preparation: JFG388H1, FSL420H1/ FSL421Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE386H1 - French Semantics

FRE386H1 - French Semantics
Hours: 24L

Various approaches to the notion of meaning; its functioning at all levels of representation.

Prerequisite: FRE274H1
Recommended Preparation: FRE378H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE387H1 - French Morphology

FRE387H1 - French Morphology
Hours: 24L

A study of the morphological system of modern French, its relationship to syntax and phonology; theoretical notions derived from the analysis of specific data.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1 + FRE274H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

JFL388H1 - Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Second Language Acquisition

JFL388H1 - Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Second Language Acquisition
Previous Course Number: JFG388H1
Hours: 24L/12T

Using and encountering multiple languages is the everyday norm of people living in much of the world, including in multicultural cities like Toronto. This course offers a broad exploration of the cognitive and social underpinnings of the dynamic field of bilingualism, multilingualism, and second language acquisition. We will (i) explore the differences between bilinguals/multilinguals and monolinguals in the ways they process and use language; (ii) examine the language acquisition patterns of children and adults; (iii) investigate the interactions between an individual’s language repertoires and those of their peers and local community.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits, and any 100-level or higher language course OR introductory linguistics course (e.g., LIN200H1, FRE272H1, ITA360H1, SLA323H1/ SLA380H1, SPA322H1)
Exclusion: FRE388H1, JFG388H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE471H1 - Medieval French Language

FRE471H1 - Medieval French Language
Hours: 12T/24S

This course aims to ensure an understanding of Old French, to read most of the medieval texts. From a selection of texts, it explores the form of the language in various centuries and regions and provide a basis for understanding the history of the French language. This course is also listed in the offerings of the Graduate department of French.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1/ FRE273H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE483H1 - Experimental Methods in French Linguistics

FRE483H1 - Experimental Methods in French Linguistics
Hours: 36L

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to carry out language-related research with human subjects. The course introduces students to research design and ethics, common experimental methodologies in linguistics research, and data analysis. The course includes a practical component that will provide students with the opportunity to design and carry out a corpus study or web-based linguistics experiment. Throughout the course, students will also be encouraged to reflect on how language research can contribute to broader domains in society, including education and health.

Prerequisite: FRE383H1 or with permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE486H1 - Special Topics in French Linguistics

FRE486H1 - Special Topics in French Linguistics
Previous Course Number: JFL477H1, JFL478H1
Hours: 12T/24S

An advanced course on a particular topic in the use, acquisition, history or synchronic analysis of French. Please see the French Department website https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate for the description of the particular course in a given year

Prerequisite: Will vary depending upon year. Consult department website.
Exclusion: JFL478H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE487H1 - Advanced Topics in Bilingualism and L2 acquisition

FRE487H1 - Advanced Topics in Bilingualism and L2 acquisition
Hours: 12T/24S

This course examines how adult learners acquire various aspects of French language (vocabulary, syntax and/or phonology). It also provides in-depth, practical training in methodological design and quantitative analysis culminating in students’ undertaking of individual experimental studies.

Prerequisite: FRE376H1 + FRE378H1 + FRE383H1 + FRE388H1/ JFG388H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE488H1 - Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics I

FRE488H1 - Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics I
Hours: 12T/24S

An advanced seminar on a specific aspect of French linguistics. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate.

Prerequisite: Varies according to particular course offering; consult the French Studies Undergraduate brochure (www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate) for exact prerequisites.
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE489H1 - Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics II

FRE489H1 - Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics II
Hours: 12T/24S

An advanced seminar on a specific aspect of French linguistics. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate.

Prerequisite: Varies according to particular course offering; consult the French Studies Undergraduate brochure (www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate) for exact prerequisites
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

French Literature

FRE210H1 - Introduction to Québec Literature and Culture

FRE210H1 - Introduction to Québec Literature and Culture
Hours: 24L/12T

An introduction to various aspects of Québec literature and culture through the study of literary texts, cinema, and artistic productions, and their role in the evolution of a distinct Québec society. The course also familiarizes students with important socio-cultural and political events, which participated in the evolution of Québec society and provide a better understanding of Québec literature.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Recommended Preparation: FSL224H1/ FSL225H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE245H1 - Introduction to French Cultural and Literary Studies

FRE245H1 - Introduction to French Cultural and Literary Studies
Previous Course Number: FRE240H1
Hours: 24L/12T

This course is a practical introduction to concepts, methods and problems of literary analysis as well as an overview of French artistic culture. Using elements of comparison from fine arts, contemporary and popular culture (including novels and movies) and a variety of emblematic works of French and Francophone literatures (among others: essays by Voltaire, Montesquieu and Simone de Beauvoir; poems by Ronsard, Hugo, Baudelaire and Césaire; excerpts from novels by George Sand, Albert Camus and Patrick Chamoiseau), its objective is to provide students with a practical introduction to the tools of literary analysis, but also to help them better read, understand and appreciate literary texts.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FRE240H1
Recommended Preparation: FSL224H1/ FSL225H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE246H1 - Introduction to French Literary Analysis

FRE246H1 - Introduction to French Literary Analysis
Previous Course Number: FRE241H1
Hours: 36L

This course provides a general introduction to French and francophone literature of different genres and periods. Special emphasis will be placed on concepts, methods, and problems of literary analysis with the goal of helping students to improve their ability to write literary essays. Among the questions to be explored are: What are the rules and conventions of scholarly writing? How does one develop and structure arguments to ensure that a paper is well organized? How are rhetorical devices analyzed? When and how should bibliographical references be inserted?

Prerequisite: FRE245H1, FSL224H1/ FSL225H1/ FSL320H1
Exclusion: FRE241H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE304H1 - Contemporary French Women's Prose Fiction

FRE304H1 - Contemporary French Women's Prose Fiction
Hours: 24L

An analysis of selected prose texts of the last hundred years written by major French women authors, emphasizing themes and textual strategies used to represent the female subject, her relationship to language, and the role of ethnicity, class, and gender in the construction of identity.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE310H1 - Relations between Text and Other Media

FRE310H1 - Relations between Text and Other Media
Hours: 24L

Literary texts and other forms of media (photographs, cinematographic images, paintings) have been associated in a fascinating relation in hundreds of works of French literature. An exploration of this inextricable weaving together of verbal and visual experiences as it pertains to literature through the study of interdisciplinary theoretical texts focused on photography, painting, and cinema.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE314H1 - Quebec and French-Canadian Literature

FRE314H1 - Quebec and French-Canadian Literature
Hours: 24L

This course aims to explore the literature from Quebec and other French-speaking parts of Canada. Literary texts by French Canadian authors will be analyzed, and various themes such as identity (self, others, multiculturalism, nationalism), heritage (family, tradition, culture), and representations of place and linguistic values will be studied.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE318H1 - Medieval French Literature

FRE318H1 - Medieval French Literature
Hours: 24L

Religious fervour, chivalry, romance and ribald humour, heroic deeds, marvellous adventures, and exotic travels as found in selected texts from the French Middle Ages. Readings in modern French translations with appropriate reference to the original language.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE319H1 - Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature

FRE319H1 - Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature
Hours: 24L

An overview of the fascinating literary diversity, prose, theatre and poetry essential to the changing humanistic discourse of the French Renaissance and Baroque periods. The underscoring of important historical events - Reformation, Great Discoveries, Printing - to explain the philosophical and literary values produced by such violent times.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE320H1 - French Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment

FRE320H1 - French Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment
Hours: 24L

An introduction to French literature between Classicism and the French Revolution with particular emphasis on its relationship to philosophical, cultural, and political movements of the Enlightenment, providing historical depth to philosophical and socio-political foundations of today's life. A privileged access to, and critique of, modernity in the postmodern age.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE324H1 - French Literature in the Time of Revolutions and Industrialization

FRE324H1 - French Literature in the Time of Revolutions and Industrialization
Hours: 24L

The long 19th century (1789-1914) is characterized by change: from political upheavals to literary, scientific, and media revolutions, the spread of literacy, and the rapid development of industrialization and colonization. A study of the evolution of literature (genres, forms, movements), as influenced by these changing socio-political and economic contexts.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE326H1 - Contemporary French Literature

FRE326H1 - Contemporary French Literature
Hours: 24L

Characterized by experimentation and the crisis of representation, French literature of the 20th and 21st centuries has undergone numerous transformations in form, content, and generic boundaries. A study of these literary movements, trends, and transgressions in poetry, prose, and theatre.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE332H1 - Francophone Literatures

FRE332H1 - Francophone Literatures
Hours: 24L

A comprehensive introduction to Francophone literatures and cultures, examining the linguistic, aesthetic, and discursive specificities as represented by authors of the Francophone world. Focus on the concepts of colonialism, representation, alienation, emigration, and nationalism.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE334H1 - Francophone Cinema

FRE334H1 - Francophone Cinema
Hours: 24L

Through films from across the spectrum of the Francophone world, a study of the diversity of the French colonial empire as well as the different aesthetic, historical, and cultural effects of colonialism and post-independence experience on various cinematic representations.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE336H1 - Postcolonialism: Francophone Literatures

FRE336H1 - Postcolonialism: Francophone Literatures
Hours: 24L

The fundamentals of postcolonial theories, with emphasis on how they relate to the Francophone world. The dialogue between fiction and theory, as well as the modalities of a coherent Francophone postcolonial identity in a global world.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FRE345H1 - Literary Genres

FRE345H1 - Literary Genres
Hours: 24L

Survey of the main literary genres and analysis of their features, with in-depth study of two of the genres: narrative (epic poem, novel, short narrative), lyric poetry, drama (tragedy, comedy, farce, mystery play), essay. Readings of selected texts, chosen for their representative potential and their historical relevance.

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE410H1 - Advanced Topics in Quebec Literature:

FRE410H1 - Advanced Topics in Quebec Literature:
Hours: 24S

An advanced interdisciplinary research seminar devoted to specific issues of Québécois literature and culture. Focus on a literary genre, a particular subject matter, a literary movement, or based on a multidisciplinary approach to cinema, arts, and music. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1, FRE345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE438H1 - Advanced Topics in Francophone Literatures

FRE438H1 - Advanced Topics in Francophone Literatures
Hours: 24S

An advanced seminar dedicated to specific issues of the Francophone literature and culture. Focusing on an author, a literary genre, or based on a multidisciplinary approach involving cinema, arts and music, each seminar reflects the professor’s current research. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1, FRE345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE441H1 - Advanced Topics in French Literature

FRE441H1 - Advanced Topics in French Literature
Hours: 24S

An advanced, research-oriented seminar devoted to specific issues of French literature and culture. Focus on a literary genre, a particular subject or literary movement, or based on a multidisciplinary approach involving cinema, arts, and music. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1, FRE345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE443H1 - Advanced Topics: Authors

FRE443H1 - Advanced Topics: Authors
Hours: 24S

An advanced, research-oriented seminar devoted to questions concerning the authors practice, originality, and oeuvre. Production, performance and prominence, characteristic genres, religious and philosophical thought, theoretical reflection on literature, language, and belonging as aspects of the analysis of one single authors body of writing. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1, FRE345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FRE446H1 - Advanced Studies in Literary Theory

FRE446H1 - Advanced Studies in Literary Theory
Hours: 24S

An advanced, research-oriented course devoted to specific issues in French literary theory. Focus on particular theoretical concepts, paradigms, schools, trends, movements or major thinkers. For more information, see https://www.french.utoronto.ca/undergraduate

Prerequisite: FRE240H1/ FRE245H1, FRE241H1/ FRE246H1, FRE345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

French as a Second Language

FSL100H1 - Elementary French I

FSL100H1 - Elementary French I
Hours: 24L/12T

An intensive basic course in spoken and written French for students who have no knowledge of French: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of French.
Exclusion: FSL102H1, FSL120H1, FSL121Y1, FSL122H1, FSL 200+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL102H1 - Elementary French II

FSL102H1 - Elementary French II
Hours: 24L/12T

An intensive basic course in spoken and written French for students who have studied some French, but who have not yet attained the entry level for FSL120H1.

Prerequisite: FSL100H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL120H1, FSL121Y1, FSL122H1, FSL 200+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL120H1 - Elementary French III

FSL120H1 - Elementary French III
Previous Course Number: FSL121Y1
Hours: 24L/24T

This is the first of a two-course series intended for students having some knowledge of French but wishing to increase their proficiency to that of normal University entrance. Offers training in written and spoken French; reinforcement of reading comprehension and aural abilities; and an introduction to French-Canadian and Québécois cultures.

Prerequisite: FSL102H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL121Y1, FSL122H1, FSL 200+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL122H1 - Elementary French IV

FSL122H1 - Elementary French IV
Previous Course Number: FSL121Y1
Hours: 24L/24T

This is the second of a two-course series intended for students having some knowledge of French but wishing to increase their proficiency to that of normal University entrance. Offers training in written and spoken French; reinforcement of reading comprehension and aural abilities; and an introduction to French-Canadian and Québécois cultures.

Prerequisite: FSL120H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL121Y1, FSL 200+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL195Y0 - French Language in Tours I

FSL195Y0 - French Language in Tours I
Hours: 48L/48T

Intended for students having some knowledge of French but wishing to increase their proficiency to that of normal University entrance through complete immersion in French language and culture in Tours, France. Offers training in written and spoken French; reinforcement of reading comprehension and aural abilities; and an introduction to French culture of the Touraine region. Specific course content will depend on language placement according to the Institut de Touraine. Students must write the in-person Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) Department of French placement test upon their return to Toronto to determine their appropriate next level.

(This course is offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program. Details related to the timetable and deadlines are posted on the Summer Abroad website at https://summerabroad.utoronto.ca/.)

Prerequisite: Placement as determined by the Institut de Touraine Placement Test. Details related to the timetable and deadlines are posted on the Summer Abroad website at https://summerabroad.utoronto.ca/.
Exclusion: FSL121Y1, FSL121Y0, FSL122H1, FSL220H1, FSL221Y1, FSL221Y0, FSL222H1, FSL224H1, FSL225H1, FSL226H1, FSL271H1, FSL295Y0, FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1, FSL320H1, FSL321Y1, FSL321Y0, FSL322H1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL415H1, FSL420H1, FSL421Y1, FSL421Y0, FSL442H1, FSL443H1, FSL442H0, FSL443H0, FSL472H1, FSL473H1, FSL475H1, FRE210H1, FRE245H1, FRE272H1, FRE273H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL220H1 - Intermediate French I

FSL220H1 - Intermediate French I
Previous Course Number: FSL221Y1
Hours: 24L/24T

This is the first of a two-course series intended for those who have some knowledge of French, this course is the first in a proficiency-sequenced series that provides students with the opportunity to become proficient, focused, autonomous French language learners. The course’s main objective is to provide a communicative learning environment through activities based in real-world, everyday contexts.

Prerequisite: FSL121Y1/ FSL122H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL221Y1, FSL222H1, FSL224H1, FSL225H1, FSL226H1, FSL271H1, FSL 300+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL222H1 - Intermediate French II

FSL222H1 - Intermediate French II
Previous Course Number: FSL221Y1
Hours: 24L/24T

This is the second of a two-course series intended for those who have some knowledge of French, this course is the first in a proficiency-sequenced series that provides students with the opportunity to become proficient, focused, autonomous French language learners. The course’s main objective is to provide a communicative learning environment through activities based in real-world, everyday contexts.

Prerequisite: FSL220H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL221Y1, FSL226H1, FSL271H1, FSL 300+ level courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL224H1 - Practical French for Exploring Linguistics

FSL224H1 - Practical French for Exploring Linguistics
Hours: 36L

This course is designed to present students with the practical skills, grammatical knowledge and metalinguistic awareness needed to engage with introductory French linguistics courses. Students will hone higher-order analytical skills related to French language and linguistics through comprehension and production exercises and activities. A variety of textual excerpts selected from several subfields of linguistics will allow exposure to the basic elements of French linguistics through which students will develop awareness and comfort with academic writing and academic discourse in French. Emphasis is on the appropriate use of formal registers, terminology, incorporation of logical connectors and analytical thinking in written and spoken French.

Prerequisite: FSL220H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Corequisite: FSL222H1
Exclusion: FSL225H1, FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1, FSL322H1, FSL375Y1, FSL375H1, FSL 400-level courses.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL225H1 - Practical French for Exploring Literature

FSL225H1 - Practical French for Exploring Literature
Hours: 36L

This course is designed to present students with the practical skills, grammatical knowledge and metalinguistic awareness needed to engage with introductory French literature courses. Students will hone higher-order analytical skills related to French language and literature through comprehension and production exercises and activities. A variety of textual excerpts selected from geographically diverse essays, poetry and novels will allow exposure to the basic elements of French literary analysis through which students will develop awareness and comfort with academic writing and academic discourse in French. Emphasis is on the appropriate use of formal registers, terminology, incorporation of logical connectors and analytical thinking in written and spoken French.

Prerequisite: FSL220H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Corequisite: FSL222H1
Exclusion: FSL224H1, FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1, FSL322H1, FSL375Y1, FSL375H1, FSL 400-level courses.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL226H1 - Strategies for Autonomous Learning in French as a Second Language

FSL226H1 - Strategies for Autonomous Learning in French as a Second Language
Previous Course Number: FRE226H1
Hours: 24L/12T

This course provides French language learners with an understanding of how one best acquires French as a second or third language including various FSL strategies that allow for effective, autonomous learning. It further implements a structure to encourage continuous active reflection and self-assessment. Students will first learn about the types of knowledge and sub-skills that must be acquired to master French including vocabulary and grammar. Language benchmarks and self-evaluation tools are then introduced to help learners to profile their four main competences (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Subsequently, they will receive practical training in the use of specific online resources (e.g., Bon Patron) geared towards improving French writing.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1
Corequisite: FSL321Y1/ FSL320H1/ FSL322H1, as determined by the French Placement Test
Exclusion: FRE226H1, FRE225Y1/ JFI225Y1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL 400-level courses
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FSL295Y0 - French Language in Tours II

FSL295Y0 - French Language in Tours II
Hours: 48L/48T

Intended for those who have some knowledge of French, this course provides students with the opportunity to become proficient, focused, autonomous French language learners through complete immersion in French language and culture in Tours, France. The course’s main objective is to provide a communicative learning environment through activities based in real-world, everyday contexts, as well as an introduction to French culture of the Touraine region. Specific course content will depend on language placement according to the Institut de Touraine. Students must write the in-person Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) Department of French placement test upon their return to Toronto to determine their appropriate next level.

(This course is offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program. Details related to the timetable and deadlines are posted on the Summer Abroad website at https://summerabroad.utoronto.ca/.)

Prerequisite: Placement as determined by the Institut de Touraine Placement Test. Details related to the timetable and deadlines are posted on the Summer Abroad website at https://summerabroad.utoronto.ca/.
Exclusion: FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1, FSL320H1, FSL321Y1, FSL321Y0, FSL322H1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL415H1, FSL420H1, FSL421Y1, FSL421Y0, FSL442H1, FSL443H1, FSL442H0, FSL443H0, FSL472H1, FSL473H1, FSL475H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL312H1 - Writing French: the Language of the Media

FSL312H1 - Writing French: the Language of the Media
Previous Course Number: FSL362H1
Hours: 36L

Using current online French media, broaden your understanding of the French language; deepen your grammatical knowledge; expand your vocabulary (including idioms); review key aspects of French syntax; and fine-tune your reading skills in French. Weekly reading and writing workshops are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1 (63%)/ FSL222H1 (63%). Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL320H1, FSL321Y1, FSL322H1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL 400-level courses. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL314H1 - French for the Arts

FSL314H1 - French for the Arts
Previous Course Number: FSL364H1
Hours: 36L

Introduction to the study of central themes in French artistic expression, designed to familiarize students with key concepts and vocabularies relevant to the subject. Study of modes of artistic representation, (visual, performing arts) and their contribution to the rich heritage and identity of French culture. Observation, description and analysis of various artistic mediums.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1 (63%)/ FSL222H1 (63%). Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL320H1, FSL321Y1, FSL322H1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL 400-level courses. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL315H1 - French Oral Communication for Professional and Academic Contexts

FSL315H1 - French Oral Communication for Professional and Academic Contexts
Hours: 36L

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their oral communication skills in French in preparation for bilingual employment, community service, and academic activities in Canada and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills for accurate oral language use in professional and academic contexts: researched oral presentations, debates, interviews, and student-led discussions. Students will learn how to adapt their speaking style and register to different audiences and situations, use appropriate vocabulary, and self-correct.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1 (63%)/ FSL222H1 (63%). Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL320H1, FSL321Y1, FSL322H1, FSL375H1, FSL375Y1, FSL 400-level courses. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL320H1 - Intermediate French III

FSL320H1 - Intermediate French III
Previous Course Number: FSL321Y1
Hours: 36L

This is the first of a two-course series intended for students who have already mastered the basic competences in French language proficiency. The materials used in this course adopt an active approach which puts emphasis on the student being at the centre of the learning process. Students will learn the following intermediate-level language skills: writing, speaking as well as understanding written and spoken French.

Prerequisite: FSL221Y1/ FSL222H1 . Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL321Y1, FSL322H1, FSL375Y1, FSL375H1, FSL 400-level courses. May not concurrently take FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL322H1 - Intermediate French IV

FSL322H1 - Intermediate French IV
Previous Course Number: FSL321Y1
Hours: 36L

This is the second of a two-course series intended for students who have already mastered the basic competences in French language proficiency. The materials used in this course adopt an active approach which puts emphasis on the student being at the centre of the learning process. Students will learn the following intermediate-level language skills: writing, speaking as well as understanding written and spoken French.

Prerequisite: FSL320H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL321Y1, FSL375Y1, FSL375H1, any FSL 400-level course. May not be taken concurrently with FSL312H1, FSL313H1, FSL314H1, FSL315H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL375H1 - Practical Translation: French - English

FSL375H1 - Practical Translation: French - English
Previous Course Number: FSL375Y1
Hours: 36L

This half-year course, which works as an introduction to translation, is designed to improve students’ mastery of French through English to French and French to English translations. Emphasis is on the practice of translation of a variety of texts and documents, and on the introduction to the practice of oral interpretation from one language to the other.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit in FSL at the 300-level
Exclusion: FSL375Y1, FSL415H1, FSL442H1, FSL443H1, FSL472H1, FSL473H1, FSL475H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL415H1 - Business French

FSL415H1 - Business French
Hours: 36S

This course is designed to strengthen oral and written communication skills in French and develop intercultural competence for a variety of career paths including public relations, international development, federal and provincial government. Students will gain expertise in spoken and written French through in-class activities supported by multimedia.

Prerequisite: FSL321Y1/ FSL322H1/ FSL315H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

FSL420H1 - Advanced French I

FSL420H1 - Advanced French I
Previous Course Number: FSL421Y1
Hours: 36L

This advanced course in French aims to provide students with a broader understanding and appreciation of French and Francophone culture through the reading and discussion of a variety of texts. Emphasis is placed on mastery of language skills such as reading comprehension and vocabulary, oral and written communication. Students will have access to multimedia materials, online reference and self-correction tools.

Prerequisite: FSL321Y1/ FSL322H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL421Y1, FSL442H1, FSL443H1, FSL472H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL442H1 - Advanced Written French II

FSL442H1 - Advanced Written French II
Hours: 36L

Designed for students who wish to consolidate and perfect their writing abilities. Skills developed include the mastery of register-based differences; use of rhetorical and stylistic techniques and systematic self-correction.

Prerequisite: FSL421Y1/ FSL420H1. Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL443H1 - Advanced Oral French II

FSL443H1 - Advanced Oral French II
Hours: 36L

This course is designed for students who wish to consolidate and perfect their oral (speaking and listening) abilities. Oral production and improvement of pronunciation will be practiced through reading exercises, presentations, debates, and discussions focusing on a rich vocabulary and contextually appropriate speech registers. Training in the comprehension of spoken French will aim at the development of students’ listening skills through the study of recordings related to various situations and topics.

Prerequisite: FSL421Y1/ FSL420H1/ FSL375Y1/ ( FSL375H1, 0.5 credit in FRE at the 200-level). Students may also fulfill this prerequisite requirement based on the results of their French Placement Test.
Exclusion: FSL473H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL472H1 - Reading and Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction in French

FSL472H1 - Reading and Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction in French
Hours: 36L

An online course designed for students who wish to further develop their reading and writing skills in French. Students will acquire analytic tools to comprehend, analyze and write fiction and non-fiction texts. Multimedia approach to understanding the cultural experiences of francophone world.

Prerequisite: FSL375Y1/ ( FSL375H1, 0.5 credit in FRE at the 200-level)/ FSL420H1
Exclusion: FSL442H1. Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

FSL475H1 - Creative Writing in French

FSL475H1 - Creative Writing in French
Hours: 36L

Do you like creative writing? Are you simply curious about it? Do you want to hone your writing skills in French and develop your creative voice in the process? Then this course is for you. Part workshop in which constructive and supportive feedback will help you develop your writing in French and your creativity, part literary discussion on various aspects of literary technique such as character, setting, plot, point of view, structure or revision (through reading).

Prerequisite: FSL375Y1/ FSL375H1/ FSL421Y1/ FSL420H1
Exclusion: Students who are fluent French speakers or whose command of the French language is equivalent to near-native proficiency must contact the Department of French before enrolling in this course.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

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