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AUFRE101 Beginners' French I Course Page

Description: AUFRE 101 and 102 are designed to develop ability in reading and writing French, with a strong emphasis on the development of comprehension and oral communication skills. During this process the student participates in a wide variety of interactive activities and is also exposed to contemporary francophone culture. These two courses not only encourage the student to think critically about the principles of grammar as they relate to the French language, but also stimulate an in-depth understanding of the principles by which language functions in general. These two courses also lead the student through the steps of reflective learning as they consider and discuss language learning strategies. Notes: The course is not open to a student with credit in French 20, or to a student with French 30 or equivalent. AUFRE 101 does not count toward the major in Modern Languages or the minor in French.

AUFRE102 Beginners' French II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUFRE 101. Prerequisite: French 20 or AUFRE 101 or consent of the instructor. Notes: The course is not open to a student with French 30 or equivalent. AUFRE 102 does not count toward the major in Modern Languages or the minor in French.

AUFRE201 Intermediate French I Course Page

Description: Intensive training in spoken and written French. The major focus is on communication. Prerequisite: French 30 or AUFRE 102. Notes: A student wishing to register in AUFRE 201 must first take an on-line placement test. The purpose of the test is to advise the student of the appropriate level at which to begin university French.

AUFRE202 Intermediate French II Course Page

Description: Further development of the speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired in AUFRE 201. The major focus is on formal grammar. Prerequisite: One of AUFRE 201; French 31a or 31b or 31c, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French Language Arts 20 or 30 (equal to French immersion), with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; consent of the instructor.

AUFRE210 French Studies and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research skills in the discipline of French. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in a Modern Languages degree program. Corequisite: Any senior course in French that requires library research. Notes: The corequisite must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 210, AUENG 204, AUDRA 228, AUGER 210, AUSCA 210.

AUFRE222 French Pronunciation and Phonetics Course Page

Description: Study of the French Phonetic System to improve French pronunciation. Prerequisite: AUFRE 201. Corequisite: AUFRE 202.

AUFRE301 Advanced French I Course Page

Description: As a normal sequel to AUFRE 202, the course develops further the speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired at the Intermediate level. The major focus is on formal grammar. Prerequisite: One of AUFRE 202; French 31a or 31b or 31c, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French Language Arts 20 or 30 (equal to French immersion), with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; consent of the instructor.

AUFRE305 Aspects of Civilization and Culture of France I Course Page

Description: French civilization and culture up to the French Revolution as seen from historical, geographical, social, and cultural points of view. The course aims at improving the student's command of oral and written French. Prerequisite: One of AUFRE 202; Français 20 or 30, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French 31a or 31b or 31c, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French Language Arts 20 or 30 (equal to French immersion), with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; consent of the instructor.

AUFRE306 Aspects of Civilization and Culture of France II Course Page

Description: French civilization and culture of modern France as seen from historical, geographical, social, and cultural points of view. The course aims at improving the student's command of oral and written French. Prerequisite: One of AUFRE 202; Français 20 or 30 or French 31a or 31b or 31c, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French Language Arts 20 or 30 (equal to French immersion) with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; consent of the instructor.

AUFRE307 Topics in the History and Culture of Southern France Course Page

Description: Aspects of the social, political and religious history, as well as the arts, architecture and literature of Southern France. All lectures and readings are in English. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 307 and AUHIS 329.

AUFRE308 Tour of Southern France Course Page

Description: Tour of Southern France: History and culture. To complement the topics covered in AUFRE 307. Prerequisite: AUFRE 305 or 307. Notes: Enrolment limited to a maximum of 10 students. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 308 and AUHIS 333. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUFRE310 Advanced Translation: French into English Course Page

Description: For students having a fair knowledge of French and the total fluency in English. The aim of the course is to improve the student's ability to understand and render into idiomatic English complex constructions, nuances of meaning, and stylistic devices. The translation of texts by Francophone authors forms the basis of class activity. Prerequisite: AUFRE 202.

AUFRE332 Introduction to French-Canadian Short Stories Course Page

Description: Introduction to short stories of twentieth-century French Canada. Prerequisite: One of AUFRE 202; Français 20 or 30, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French 31a or 31b or 31c, with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; French Language Arts 20 or 30 (equal to French immersion), with a sufficient score on the on-line placement test; consent of the instructor.

AUFRE337 Selected Topics in French Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in French literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUFRE339 Selected Topics in French Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in French literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUFRE342 Francophone Women's Writing Course Page

Description: The study of selected works by Francophone women writers. Feminist literary theory is employed to analyze the texts. Prerequisite: AUFRE 392 or 393.

AUFRE390 Introduction to French Literature I Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of French literature as a discipline. Texts chosen from different periods and genres of French literature are situated in their socio-historical context and studied not only for their own intrinsic value, but also for their specific value in assisting a student to master techniques of textual analysis. The course focuses on the postrevolutionary era and is taught in French. Assignments are submitted in English. Prerequisite: AUFRE 202 or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 390 and 392.

AUFRE391 Introduction to French Literature II Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of French literature as a discipline. Texts chosen from different periods and genres of French literature are situated in their socio-historical context and studied not only for their own intrinsic value, but also for their specific value in assisting a student to master techniques of textual analysis. The course focuses on the prerevolutionary era and is taught in French. Assignments are submitted in English. Prerequisite: AUFRE 202 or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 391 and 393.

AUFRE392 Introduction to French Literature I Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of French literature as a discipline. Texts chosen from different periods and genres of French literature are located in their socio-historical context and studied not only for their own intrinsic value, but also for their specific value in assisting a student to master techniques of textual analysis. The course focuses on the postrevolutionary period. Prerequisite: AUFRE 202 or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 390 and 392.

AUFRE393 Introduction to French Literature II Course Page

Description: Introduction to the study of French literature as a discipline. Texts chosen from different periods and genres of French literature are located in their socio-historical context and studied not only for their own intrinsic value, but also for their specific value in assisting a student to master techniques of textual analysis. The course focuses on the prerevolutionary era. Prerequisite: AUFRE 202 or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUFRE 391 and 393.

AUFRE402 Directed Study: Language Course Page

Description: Intensive study of the French language. Prerequisite: AUFRE 301 or consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUFRE403 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of French literature and/or civilization as defined by the student and the instructor. Prerequisite: AUFRE 301. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUFRE496 Selected Topics in French Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected authors, periods, works, methodologies, etc. Focus and content of each course are determined by the individual instructor in the light of student needs, and vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing or consent of the instructor.

AUFRE92 BEGINNERS' FRENCH II Course Page
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