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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

Level II

FREN2001 Advanced French I Prerequisite: FREN1402 In this course, students will develop their command of written and oral French through close reading of contemporary French texts, oral and written precis, guided and free essays, listening comprehension and structural exercises, as well as conversation on relevant cultural themes and concepts. NB: Students must pass both written and oral components in order to pass the course.

FREN2004 Advanced French II Prerequisite: FREN2001 In this course students will develop to a greater extent their command of written and oral French through close reading of contemporary French texts, oral and written precis, guided and free essays, listening comprehension and structural exercises, as well as conversation on relevant cultural themes and concepts. NB: Students must pass both written and oral components in order to pass the course.

FREN2301 African Literature in French I Prerequisites: FREN1402 and FREN1303 and FREN1304 The aim is to introduce students to the main forms of traditional orature - ritual, praising, epic, proverbs, storytelling - and to provide the ground for a specifically African aesthetic. Because traditional orature is inseparable from performance, filmed dramatizations will be as important as written text.

FREN2302 African Literature in French II Prerequisites: FREN1402 and FREN1303 and FREN1304 This course focuses on Francophone poetry from the Negritude movement of the 1930s to the present as well as French African drama.

FREN2414 Francophone Literature and Film Prerequisites: FREN1402, FREN1303 and FREN1304 In this course, cinematic versions of Francophone novels are studied in conjunction with the written texts themselves.

FREN2101 French Phonology and Morphology Prerequisite: FREN1402 (grade “B” or better) This course offers a study of the phonology and morphology of French. It sheds light on the pronunciation difficulties dealt with in the language acquisition courses by analysing them from a linguistic point of view. It also contrasts the sound systems of French and English and will therefore be of particular importance

to prospective teachers of French.

FREN2102 French Syntax and Semantics Prerequisite: FREN1402 and a Level Linguistics

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FREN2501 French Drama: Corneille to Hugo Prerequisites: FREN1402 and FREN1303 and FREN1304 Not offered this year This course focuses on the major developments in French tragedy and comedy from the Classical to the Romantic period.

FREN2502 French Moralists Prerequisites: FREN1402 and FREN1303 and FREN1304 Not offered this year This course focuses on major writings (mainly prose) of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that deal with man and his relationship to both God and society.

In this course, students will study selected topics and semantics of French.

FREN2214 Francophone Culture Prerequisite: FREN1402 After the course, students will have a sound awareness of the culture of the French West Indies and metropolitan France: their early history, political structure, music, population and contemporary way of thinking, among other ideas. They will also be familiar with aspects of the culture of other francophone countries.

FREN2514 The French Novel - Not offered this year The course traces the development of the novel from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century with special emphasis on realism.

FREN2601 French Poetry Prerequisites: FREN1402 and FREN1303 and FREN1304 Not offered this year This course traces the development of French poetry from the post-Romantic period with an emphasis on Symbolism and Modernism.

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