Zachary Seguin

FR Courses

FR 101 – Beginner French

An intensive beginner course for students having no prior knowledge of French. Emphasizes listening, reading, writing, and oral communication skills.

FR 151 – Basic French 1

For students with some elementary or secondary school French not exceeding Year Two (Grade Ten in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar and basic speaking skills.

FR 152 – Basic French 2

For students with some elementary or secondary school French, not exceeding Year Three (Grade 11 in Ontario) or equivalent. Emphasizes comprehension, grammar, and basic speaking skills.

FR 192A – French Language 1: Module 1

An intensive French Language course. Vocabulary enrichment and development of reading, writing and oral expression.

FR 192B – French Language 1: Module 2

An intensive French Language course. Vocabulary enrichment and development of reading, writing and oral expression.

FR 197 – French Culture & Literature: Origins to 1715

A survey of French culture and literature from their origins to 1715.

FR 203 – Introduction to Phonetics of French

An introduction to the structure of the French sound system with a view to improving pronunciation. Careful attention will be paid to the individual student's difficulties.

FR 250 – Intermediate Spoken French

A course intended to develop the oral and aural skills.

FR 250A – Intermediate Spoken French

A course intended to develop the oral and aural skills.

FR 251 – French Language 2: Module 1

Intensive work on grammar and written French.

FR 252 – French Language 2: Module 2

Intensive work on grammar and written French.

FR 255 – Business French I

A French language course designed to enable the student to carry on standard business practice in spoken and written French.

FR 263 – Major Works 1 - France and la francophonie

A study of selected major texts of the 20th century of France and the francophone world.

FR 276 – Introduction to Literature: Quebec and French Canada

A study of selected contemporary literary works of French Canada.

FR 291 – French Civilization 1

This course traces the cultural development of France from its origin to the French Revolution. Emphasis is given to the study of music, art, architecture, literature, ideas, and daily life in their historical context.

FR 292 – French Civilization 2

This course completes the study of the cultural development of France from the French Revolution to the present.

FR 296 – French Culture & Literature: Origins to 1715

A survey of French culture and literature from their origins to 1715.

FR 297 – French Culture & Literature: 1715 to the Present

A survey of French culture and literature from 1715 to the present.

FR 300A – Advanced Spoken French

An advanced level course intended to continue intensive oral and aural skill development.

FR 303 – Introduction to Linguistics

An introduction to the basic principles of linguistic analysis (as opposed to traditional grammar) applied to the sounds, vocabulary and sentence structure of contemporary standard French and certain features of current Canadian French. Students' language learning needs will be an important feature of the course.

FR 332 – 17th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature.

FR 332A – 17th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 17th-century French literature.

FR 332B – 17th-Century French Literature

A continuation of FR 332A.

FR 343 – 18th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 18th-century French literature.

FR 343A – 18th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 18th-century French literature.

FR 343B – 18th-Century French Literature

A continuation of FR 343A.

FR 351 – French Language 3

Intensive development of writing skills through a study of stylistics and advanced composition.

FR 352 – French Language 3: Module 2

Intensive development of writing skills through a study of stylistics and advanced composition.

FR 353 – Introduction to Translation

Introduction to the theories and practices of French-English/English-French translation.

FR 354 – 19th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 19th-century French literature.

FR 354A – 19th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 19th-century French literature.

FR 354B – 19th-Century French Literature

A continuation of FR 354A.

FR 355 – Business French II

A French language course designed to enhance written and oral expression through the study of economic and business topics in the social and economic contexts of Canada and France.

FR 363 – 20th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 20th-century French literature.

FR 363A – 20th-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 20th-century French literature.

FR 363B – 20th-Century French Literature

A continuation of FR 363A.

FR 365 – French Theatre

A study of selected plays in French.

FR 367 – 21st-Century French Literature

A detailed study of selected aspects of 21st-century French literature.

FR 373 – Languages in Contact: The History of French-English Bilingualism

This course will examine, from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective, the long-standing rivalry of our country's two official languages, the origins of their relationship, and the socio-political and linguistic implications of bilingualism.

FR 375 – Quebec Literature

A study of selected texts by modern French-Canadian authors.

FR 392A – French Language Practice

Intensive French language practice in an immersion setting.

FR 392B – French Language Practice

A continuation of FR 392A.

FR 393A – French Civilization, 20th-Century French History

An overview of contemporary French civilization.

FR 393B – French Civilization, 20th-Century French History

A continuation of FR 393A.

FR 395A – French Thought

A survey of the principal thinkers and currents of ideas in France from the Renaissance to the present.

FR 395B – French Thought

A continuation of FR 395A.

FR 399A – Independent Cultural Study

An independent study course, in which the student chooses an area of French life on which to make a detailed study (topic must be approved by the Department). A written cultural studies report is submitted, on which the student is examined orally.

FR 400 – Advanced Translation

Intensive development of advanced comparative stylistics, translation and composition skills.

FR 403 – Topics in Linguistics

A study of selected topics in Linguistics. Topics will be chosen by the professor according to his/her area of specialization.

FR 409 – Medieval French Language

Introduction to the early development of French.

FR 410 – Medieval French Literature

An introduction to French literature of the Middle Ages through the study of representative texts.

FR 410A – Medieval French Literature

An introduction to French literature of the Middle Ages through the study of representative texts.

FR 410B – Medieval French Literature

An introduction to French literature of the Middle Ages through the study of representative texts.

FR 424 – 16th-Century French Literature

A focused study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500-1600) writing.

FR 424A – 16th-Century French Literature

A focused study of a particular theme of Renaissance (1500-1600) writing.

FR 424B – 16th-Century French Literature

A continuation of FR 424A.

FR 452 – Advanced French Language

Intensive study of French composition, style and grammar.

FR 471 – Francophone Literatures in Canada

A detailed study of a selected genre or aspect of French-Canadian literature.

FR 471A – French-Canadian Literature

A detailed study of a selected genre or aspect of French-Canadian literature.

FR 471B – French-Canadian Literature

A continuation of FR 471A.

FR 473 – Aspects of French Canada

A presentation of traditional and contemporary French Canada in the fields of the arts, literature, music, politics and society.

FR 482 – Study of Individual Authors

A focused study of an individual author. Author selected will vary from offering to offering.

FR 483 – Introduction to Literary Theory

A survey of critical approaches to literary texts.

FR 484 – Children's Literature in French

A detailed study of selected aspects of French and French-Canadian children's literature.

FR 485 – French Women Writers

A study of selected works by women writers in France from the Middle Ages to the 21st-century. The course will focus on the literary features of these works and on their value as reflections of the position of women in French society throughout the period.

FR 486 – Topics in French and Francophone Cultural Studies

A study of selected topics in French and Francophone cultural studies. Topics will be chosen by the professor according to their area of specialization.

FR 487 – African and Caribbean French Literature

A detailed survey of selected Francophone writers from outside Europe and Canada.

FR 488 – Francophone Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory

A study of contemporary French and Francophone literary works in light of psychoanalytic theory.

FR 490 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 491 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 492 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 493 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 494 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 495 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 496 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 497 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 498 – Senior Tutorials

A small group of students follows a course of study under the supervision of a faculty member. For details, inquire of the Department.

FR 600 – Research Methods and Professional Communication in French Studies

This course comprises an introduction to research tools (bibliographies, databases, etc.); an introduction to means of disseminating research (conferences, publications, etc); and a series of workshops devoted to professionalization (scholarship and grant applications, preparation of the academic cv and teaching dossier, professional communication, career options outside of the academia, etc.). This course is compulsory for all MA level students and for PhD students who have not taken a research methods course during their MA studies.

FR 601 – Language

FR 603 – Linguistics

FR 605 – Community Fieldwork in French

This graduate practicum in French community work offers advanced experiential learning in an area related to the student¿s professional interest. A student wishing to pursue this possibility must submit to the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, a proposal that outlines the plans for the practicum (e.g., the organizing unit, the on-site supervision, the nature of the community work, the relevance to the French graduate program) and the arrangements for evaluation.

FR 606 – Research or Professional Practicum in French

This graduate practicum in French offers advanced experiential learning in an area related to the student¿s professional or research interest. A student wishing to pursue this possibility must submit to the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, a proposal that outlines the plans for the practicum (e.g., the organizing unit, the on-site supervisor, the nature of the professional or research work, the relevance to the French graduate program) and the arrangements for evaluation.

FR 611 – Old French Language & Literature

FR 621 – Renaissance Literature

FR 631 – 17th-Century Literature

FR 641 – 18th-Century Literature

FR 651 – 19th-Century Literature

FR 661 – 20th-Century Literature

FR 671 – French-Canadian Literature

FR 681 – Critical Methods - Theory of Literature

FR 685 – Studies in Selected Topics

FR 687 – Topics in North African Literature

In this course we will study literary texts of different genres and writers from the Maghreb region.