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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 CHIN 101

Intro to Chinese Lang & Culture I

A basic introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of either Mandarin or Cantonese. The courses focus on speaking and listening comprehension, but also introduce reading and writing. With Chinese culture as a major component, students gain insight into the significance of China today and over the centuries.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 CHIN 201

Intermed Chinese Lang & Culture I

These courses develop students' Chinese language skills and provide them with further insight into Chinese culture and history. With an emphasis on improving communication skills, the courses offer extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students read various authentic texts, review and study grammar, and expand their cultural understanding through readings, film, and discussion with the instructor. A field trip to the Chinese community enables students to practise their language skills and experience Chinese culture firsthand.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102 or permission for CHIN 201
2021-2022 CHIN 301

Intermed Chinese Lang & Culture III

These courses are intended to further improve students' Chinese language skills and to expand their understanding of the Chinese culture and history. With an emphasis on both spoken and written Chinese, the courses help students enlarge their Chinese vocabulary, improve their speaking skills, enhance their understanding of Chinese grammar, and develop their writing skills in Chinese. Through reading authentic Chinese texts of increasing difficulty, students gain a greater mastery of the language and a better understanding of Chinese culture.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202 for CHIN 301; CHIN 301 for CHIN 302
2021-2022 CHIN 401

Advanced Chinese Lang & Culture I

As advanced courses in Mandarin Chinese, CHIN 401 and 402 continue to improve students' capabilities in the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on conversational skills. With extensive listening, speaking, and reading practice, these courses will help students enlarge their Chinese vocabulary, improve their oral skills, increase their understanding of Chinese grammar, and enrich their knowledge of Chinese culture.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302 for 401; CHIN 401 for 402, or instructor's permission following a successful Mandarin Placement test. Courses are for Chinese native-language speakers or those with an equivalent level of competency
2021-2022 CHIN 411

Modern Chinese Texts 1

An intensive reading course for students who have acquired advanced reading skills in modern Chinese. Selected reading materials cover a wide range of modern and contemporary Chinese fiction, non-fiction, and cinematic texts from 1975 to the present. Through intensive reading of some influential works of this period, students will gain a better understanding of the development and major themes of modern Chinese culture.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 402, Gr. 12 Chinese, or permission.
NB: Currently offered as a Directed Study.
2021-2022 FREN 101

Introductory French

Courses provide an introduction to the French Language and culture for those with no or very little French (no higher htan high school French 10). Through intensive work in grammar, conversation, vocabulary building, and basic reading, as well as through online work and videos that accompany the text, students develop oral and written skills and are introduced to various aspects of French culture. Langugage labs provide additional practice in oral work.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None; FREN 101 is a prerequisite for FREN 102. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 FREN 102

Introductory French

Courses provide an introduction to the French Language and culture for those with no or very little French (no higher htan high school French 10). Through intensive work in grammar, conversation, vocabulary building, and basic reading, as well as through online work and videos that accompany the text, students develop oral and written skills and are introduced to various aspects of French culture. Langugage labs provide additional practice in oral work.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 101. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 FREN 111

Intermediate French

Courses improve the student's command of oral and written French by reviewing previous knowledge and introducing new grammar structures and readings with a cultural content. Students receive intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension, and develop their knowledge of the language largely through a communicative approach. Language labs using various media provide additional practice.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 French or FREN 102. FREN 111 is a prerequisite for FREN 112. Students whose Grade 12 average in French is less than 75% may take FREN 111 with permission. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 FREN 112

Intermediate French

Courses improve the student's command of oral and written French by reviewing previous knowledge and introducing new grammar structures and readings with a cultural content. Students receive intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension, and develop their knowledge of the language largely through a communicative approach. Language labs using various media provide additional practice.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 French or FREN 102. FREN 111 is a prerequisite for FREN 112. Students whose Grade 12 average in French is less than 75% may take FREN 111 with permission. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 FREN 203

Conversational and Written French

Conversational courses aimed at developing greater fluency in the spoken language through the study of society and culture, as well as language. The emphasis is on developing oral skills including improved grammar structures, vocabulary, and pronunciation, aided by written work. FREN 204 focuses on language for the workplace or professional settings and is currently offered in the summer, depending on demand. Courses are conducted entirely in French.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Prerequiste(s): Grade 12 French or FREN 112 for either FREN 203 or 204. NB Courses are NOT intended for students with Grade 12 French Immersion.
2021-2022 FREN 205

Langue et introduction à la littérature française

Courses introduce students to French literature through the study of various genres: short story, poetry, novel, and theatre. Students improve their language skills through reading, writing, and discussion. As well, basic elements of French grammar are thoroughly reviewed and consolidated. Language labs provide additional oral practice.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 French or FREN 111, 112. FREN 205 is a prerequisite for FREN 206.
NB: Students whose Grade 12 average in French is 75% or higher should register in FREN 205; if it is lower than 75%, they may register in FREN 111 with permission.
2021-2022 FREN 206

Langue et introduction à la littérature française

Courses introduce students to French literature through the study of various genres: short story, poetry, novel, and theatre. Students improve their language skills through reading, writing, and discussion. As well, basic elements of French grammar are thoroughly reviewed and consolidated.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 French or FREN 111, 112. FREN 205 is a prerequisite for FREN 206.
NB: Students whose Grade 12 average in French is 75% or higher should register in FREN 205; if it is lower than 75%, they may register in FREN 111 with permission.
2021-2022 FREN 305

Langue écrite et orale

Courses prepare students to go into more advanced work in French by focusing on grammar, reading, writing, and oral practice. Besides intensive work in grammar, the study of literature and other readings provides the basis for discussion and composition, as well as the means of acquiring vocabulary and cultural insights. These courses are prerequisites for all other upper level courses, except FREN 303. With permission, certain upper level courses may be taken concurrently with FREN 305, 306.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 206. FREN 305 is a prerequisite for FREN 306
2021-2022 FREN 306

Langue écrite et orale

Courses prepare students to go into more advanced work in French by focusing on grammar, reading, writing, and oral practice. Besides intensive work in grammar, the study of literature and other readings provides the basis for discussion and composition, as well as the means of acquiring vocabulary and cultural insights. These courses are prerequisites for all other upper level courses, except FREN 303. With permission, certain upper level courses may be taken concurrently with FREN 305, 306.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 206. FREN 305 is a prerequisite for FREN 306
2021-2022 FREN 318

Le modernisme en littérature et en art

This course focuses on French literature, culture, and society in the latter part of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It introduces students to early modernism in French poetry and prose, while presenting parallels in art and architecture. Beginning with such poets as Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, and Mallarmé, it shows how the concerns of the symbolist poets and their precursors are reflected in Impressionist art. Apollinaire's poetry is examined in relation to early 20th century society and developing art forms such as cubism and surrealism. Novelists Marcel Proust and André Gide are also studied as founding figures of modernism.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 306
NB: Offered alternating years.
2021-2022 FREN 320

Littérature française du XXe siàcle

20th centurey literature as represented by the works of major authors such as Camus, Sartre, Ionesco, and Duras. Various works, as well as literary movements, are examined in th elight of their philosophical, ideological, and historical contexts, while students reflect on the underlying issues addressed in these works from a Christian world-view perspective.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 216
NB: Offered alternating years.
2021-2022 FREN 321

Littérature française du Moyen Age au XIXe siècle

A survey of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, through the study of specific texts and literary excerpts. Courses focus on various time periods and movements including: classicism, romanticism, and realism. FREN 321 covers to the end of the 17th century. FREN 322 deals with the 18th and 19th centuries and includes a look at the French Revolution and Enlightenment thinkers.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 306; and FREN 318 or 320 or instructor’s permission. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 FREN 322

Littérature française du Moyen Age au XIXe siècle

A survey of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, through the study of specific texts and literary excerpts. Courses focus on various time periods and movements including classicism, romanticism, and 19th century realism. FREN 321 covers to the end of the 17th century. FREN 322 deals with the 18th and 19th centuries and includes a look at the French Revolution and Enlightenment thinkers.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 216; and FREN 318 or 320 or instructor's permission.
2021-2022 FREN 340

Littérature francophone

Course introduces students to the history and literature of the francophone world, including such regions as Africa, the Caribbean, and Vietnam. Problems of colonization, decolonization, and national identity are examined through literature.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 306
2021-2022 FREN 350

Civilisation française

An overview of French civilization, highlighting important aspects of French life today and over the centuries. Through a mainly historical approach, major developments in government, society, and the arts (including architecture) are examined, while the basic geographical features of France are noted and cultures of the various regions are explored.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): FREN 306
NB: Offered alternating years.