Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

French (Lang/Lit)
Department of Languages & Literatures

The French program is a dynamic and innovative program offering a wide variety of courses in language, literature, culture and film. Students gain a mastery of the French language and an in-depth knowledge of intellectual and cultural developments in the French-speaking world while developing a vital set of analytical skills. The French faculty is composed of teacher-scholars committed to providing a lively and engaging classroom experience and to contributing to scholarly research in such diverse fields as linguistics, language pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural studies and film studies. The program is strong and diversified, with emphasis on immersion of the student in the culture and language of study. All courses are taught in French. French could also be part of the Honours BA in Languages as language I or II, or it could part of the Mediterranean Studies program. 

Honours BA and Minor:

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Department of Languages & Literatures

Full-Time Faculty

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
FR101 Introductory French I 0.5
FR102 Introductory French II 0.5
FR203 French Grammar 0.5
FR230 Practical French I [1] 0.5
FR231 Practical French II [2] 0.5
FR232 French Culture I: The French Battlefield from Fortified Castles to the Saint-Barthélémy 0.5
FR233 French Culture II: The French Battlefield from the Edit de Nantes to the Revolution 0.5
FR234 French Culture III: From the "Arc de Triomphe" to the "Tour Eiffel" 0.5
FR235 French Culture IV: Modern Times 0.5
FR236 Québec Culture I: From Explorers to Patriots 0.5
FR237 Québec Culture II: From French Canadian to Québécois 0.5
FR238 Francophone Culture 0.5
FR250 Language through Popular Culture I [3] 0.5
FR251 Language through Popular Culture II 0.5
FR260 French Pronunciation: Norm and Variation 0.5
FR280 Reading(s): An Interactive Approach to Literature 0.5
FR290 A Journey through French Literature 0.5
FR330 Advanced Translation I 0.5
FR331 Advanced Translation II 0.5
FR332 Famous Couples in 17th-Century French Literature 0.5
FR334 Self and Other 0.5
FR335 Contemporary Literature: Individual and Society 0.5
FR336 Myth and Alienation in French-Canadian Literature Prior to 1960 0.5
FR348 Innovations in French Cinema 0.5
FR360 Atelier in Composition and Stylistics 0.5
FR385 Innovations in French Cinema 0.5
FR433 The Rebellious Spirit of 18th-Century French Literature 0.5
FR434 Passion, Reality and Dream 0.5
FR435 The Search for Identity 0.5
FR437 The Power of Words in Québec Literature after 1960 0.5
FR438 Francophone Cultures through the Mystery Novel 0.5
FR439 Directed Studies 0.5
FR440 Special Topics 0.5
FR460 Atelier in Oral Expression through Drama 0.5
FR470 Atelier in Advanced French 0.5
FR485 Adaptation: French Novels into Film 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision April 12, 2010: FR230 Exclusion revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision April 12, 2010: FR231 Prerequisite and exclusion revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision April 12, 2010: FR250 Prerequisite and exclusion added; effective September 1, 2010.