This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2016 to April 2017.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2016-2017, please consult the class search website.

For general registration information, please visit students.usask.ca.

As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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FREN 103.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Beginning French I

An introduction to the basic grammatical concepts of French. Instruction will be based on the communicative approach.

Note: Students with credit for French 20 (Grade 11 French) or French 30 (Grade 12 French) cannot take this course for credit. FREN 103 does not count towards a major in French. Non French/Modern Languages majors can use FREN 103 towards the humanities or languages requirement.


FREN 106.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Beginning French II

A continuation of the basic grammatical concepts of French. The communicative approach will be used with greater emphasis on reading and writing.

Prerequisite(s): French 20 or FREN 103.
Note: Students who have completed French 30 cannot take this course for credit. FREN 106 does not count towards a major in French. Non-French/Modern Languages majors can use FREN 106 towards the humanities or languages requirements.


FREN 122.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Intermediate French I

For students who have an adequate mastery of the basic grammatical concepts of French. Practice in aural comprehension, speaking and writing, and an introduction to reading. The course meets three hours a week, and students also attend a laboratory/conversation tutorial for an additional hour per week.

Formerly: FREN 120.
Prerequisite(s): French 30 (Grade 12 Core French) or FREN 106.
Note: Students with French 30 or FREN 106 must register in FREN 122. Students having graduated from Grade 12 in an Immersion program, as well as students with an additional background in French beyond the Grade 12 level, will not be allowed to register in FREN 122 for credit.


FREN 125.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Intermediate French II

A continuation of the language study done in FREN 122, with more emphasis on reading. Students will attend a laboratory/conversation tutorial one hour a week in addition to three hours of classes.

Formerly: FREN 120.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 122.
Note: Students having graduated from Grade 12 in an Immersion program will not be allowed to register in FREN 125 for credit. Students with an additional background in French beyond the Grade 12 level should consult the Department before registering.


FREN 212.3 — 1/2(3L-1T)
Advanced French I

A French language course that builds on skills acquired in FREN 122, 125 or equivalent. Some oral work, but emphasis is placed on the practical application of grammar through reading and writing. A contemporary register of language, vocabulary and style is stressed through the study of magazines, journals and newspapers.

Formerly: FREN 202.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 214.3 — 1(3L)
Beginner French English Translation

Covers the rudiments of French reading comprehension as an introduction to translation from French into English. This course is aimed at students who wish to prepare themselves for advanced French literature courses, students whose programmes require proof of a language credit in the form of a translation, and is a prerequisite for French 314.3.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 218.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced French II

Completes the grammar review started in FREN 128 and FREN 212, and enhances writing skills through intensive vocabulary exercises, precis of and commentary on longer documentary videos and a critique of a Quebecois novel.

Formerly: FREN 200.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 212.
Note: Students with credit for FREN 215 may not take this course for credit.


FREN 220.3 — 1/2(3L)
Masterpieces of French Literature

An introduction to literary studies in French. The course will combine two elements: how to approach a French literary text, and a general introduction to French literature. It will study a selected number of French authors from the different genres and the various periods of French literature.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 225.3
Paris on Film

This course will explore the role of France as the birthplace of cinema. Over the past century its capital has been not only the subject but also the star of many of the films that ushered in the major aesthetic movements of our time: from modernity through surrealism, cinéma vérité to the new wave. This course is offered in Spring & Summer Session, with two weeks of classes in Saskatoon and two weeks of study in Paris. The classes will provide students with the vocabulary and skills to "read" a film, while contextualizing clips from representative films from the last century of French cinema. In Paris, students will make site visits to la Cinémathèque française, and will access research materials at the Forum des Images at the Georges Pompidou Centre.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125 or permission of the instructor.


FREN 230.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to French Canadian Literature

An introduction to the literature of 20th-century French Canada. A study of the main literary genres; short story, novel, plays, poetry and poetic prose; in their relationship to everyday life.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 235.3
Theatre in Paris

This course examines French theatre. It is offered in Spring & Summer Session, with two weeks of classes in Saskatoon and two weeks of study in Paris. The classes will provide a general, century-by-century introduction to the evolution of theatre (theatrical life and aesthetics) through the analysis of excerpts from the major works of the French repertoire. In Paris, two plays will be studied, chosen from among the offerings at France’s two main theatres: La Comédie-Française (1680) and l’Odéon (1782). An exclusive backstage tour of the theatres, and a discussion of their histories, will also be included. Students will also be privileged to spend an afternoon at Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, France’s premiere drama school, to witness some of their workshops. This class will also include lectures and discussions with some of France’s most famous stage directors and theatre specialists.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125 or permission of the instructor.


FREN 251.3 — 1/2(3S)
French Civilization from the Middle Ages through the 19th Century

This course is designed to study French civilization from the Middle Ages through the 19th Century. The historical, political, social and artistic evolution of France will be brought to light through the study of different texts such as historical testimonies, novels, or comics. The first part will be devoted to the Medieval and Early Modern period in France, particularly the reigns of Kings Clovis, Charlemagne, François I and Louis XIV, the Sun King. We will then study the changes associated with the French Revolution and Napoleon’s coup d’état. Finally, we will focus on Modernity, particularly the era of prosperity and the institutions developed during the 3rd Republic. Important elements of French culture will also be examined such as the construction of certain monuments (Versailles, the castles of the Loire Valley), fashion or cuisine. This course is taught in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125 or permission of the department.


FREN 252.3 — 1/2(3L)
Culture and Society in France

A study of the cultural evolution in France (history, politics, religion, education, language, song, cinema, culinary arts, etc.) with emphasis on contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125 or equivalent.


FREN 258.3 — 1/2(3L)
French for Business

An intermediate course in business French, introducing topics such as big and small business, banks, international business as well as material on resumes, letters and job interviews and basic information on computers and the Internet, focussing on both Canada and France.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 272.3 — 1/2(3L)
Quebec Society and Culture

A study of the evolution of Quebec society (history, politics, religion, education, language, literature, song, women's and native rights, etc.) with emphasis on contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 125.


FREN 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

FREN 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

FREN 304.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
French Phonetics Theory and Practice

Conducted entirely in French, this course deals with the theory and practice of standard European and Canadian French pronunciation, corrective phonetics, phonetic transcription and the phenomena of elision, liaison, enchainement and syllabification.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 218.


FREN 312.3 — 1/2(3L)
Perfecting French Style and Expression

A study of French grammar at the advanced level based on grammatical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 218.


FREN 314.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced French English Translation

With an emphasis on Translation Studies, this course will explore themes in modern Translation Theory and their practical application in the translation of texts which challenge or defy traditional translation approaches, such as poetry, theatre, subtitles, and song.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 214.3.
Note: A grade of 70% or above is desirable.


FREN 317.3 — 1/2(3L)
French Literature of 17th Century

Representative authors, works, and literary movements will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 318.3 — 1/2(3L)
French Literature of 18th Century

A study of the writers of 18th-century France who were most influential in the development of the philosophe movement, with particular emphasis on Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot and Rousseau.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 320.3 — 1/2(3L)
French Literature of 20th Century

Beginning with Proust, the course will cover major writers and literary movements in the novel, the theatre and poetry, but will concentrate on the novel at the beginning of the century, the literature of the absurd, and the nouveau-roman.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 334.3 — 1/2(3L)
Poetry of Quebec

A study of the development of poetry in Quebec: forms and main themes.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 338.3 — 1/2(3S)
Selected Topics in French Literature

Designed to examine literary works written in the French language from different perspectives, and will include interdisciplinary approaches to literary creations from different centuries. Through this comparative analysis, the aesthetic, poetic, pragmatic and rhetorical concerns particular to each century will be brought to the fore. The analysis will centre around either a theme (such as: "Images and Fascination") or a genre (such as theatre or the novel). This course is taught in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or FREN 230 or permission of the department.
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.


FREN 343.3 — 1/2(3L)
Novel in Quebec

Studies the development of the novel in Quebec with emphasis on contemporary works.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 345.3 — 1/2(3L)
Theatre in Quebec

Studies the development of theatre in French Canada with emphasis on the contemporary period.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 350.3 — 1/2(3L)
Francophone Literature of Canadian West

A study of the Francophone literature of the Canadian West from 1870 to today. Covers major writers in the novel, poetry and theatre. Students will be made aware of the representative authors and their works produced in French on the Canadian prairies.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 398.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

FREN 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

FREN 400.0 — 1/2
Stay in French Speaking Milieu

Students will participate in a French-speaking milieu. All students graduating with an Honours degree in French are required to have completed a stay in a French-speaking milieu. Students must contact the Department for further information regarding this requirement.

Permission of the department of Languages & Linguistics required.
Restriction(s): Admission to the honours program in French.
Note: Students will be provided with additional information once accepted into the French Honours program. Upon evaluation and successful completion of this stay, the student will be assigned a grade of a Pass to indicate completion of this Honours requirement.


FREN 417
Topics in Seventeenth Century French Literature

One of the following topics will be studied: the theatre of Cornielle and Racine, the novel (from Uté to Lafayette), or secodary genres (fables, sermons, maxims, portraits, correspondence).

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230


FREN 418.3 — 1/2(3L)
Topics in 18th Century French Literature

One of the following special topics will be studied: the novel and the theatre or the Encyclopedistes.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 419.3 — 1/2(3L)
Topics in 19th Century French Literature

One of the following topics will be studied: French symbolist poetry (Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarme): "Victor Hugo cet Inconnu"; the "arriviste" in Stendhal's, Balzac's and Maupassant's novels; the superfluous man in the 19th-century French novel (Constant, Adolphe, Chateaubriand, Rene, Flaubert, L'Education sentimentale).

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 420.3 — 1/2(3L)
Topics in 20th Century French Literature

One of the following topics will be studied: The Nouveau-roman; Dada and Surrealism in French literature; the literature of the absurd.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 438.3 — 1/2(IS)
Special Studies in French

Independent study, under the direction of a faculty member, of a topic in French or French Canadian literature or civilization or linguistics that is not covered in any of the existing courses in the department.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 218 and 6 senior credit units in French literature and/or civilization and/or linguistics from the following courses: FREN 220, 230, 252, 272, 304.
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.


FREN 443.3 — 1/2(3L)
Topics in French Canadian Novel

A special topic in the French Canadian novel will be studied, such as one of the women writers, the social novel or the nouveau-roman.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or 230.


FREN 460.3 — 1(3S)
French Orientalism

This course examines how French literature, beginning with Montesquieu’s Persan Letters, constructed an imaginative Orient. The focus is on the mission civilisatrice or the invention of a highly civilized Europeanness through a positive comparison to a supposedly backward and static Orient, and on the imperialistic assumptions underlying Western attitudes toward the East, including their racial, cultural, and sexual dimension. The course shows how the different accounts of the Orient reveal the tendency to essentialize a certain homogeneity of the stereotypical Oriental or Muslim, i.e., along with the European imperialist enterprise, the Orient emerged as an intellectual construction that was the opposite of the West. We read a selection of canonical French literary texts (by Montesquieu, Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, Gide, and others) from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, which are supplemented by film and other media and by excerpts from travel literature, personal diaries, historical chronicles, and scholarly treatises.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 220 or FREN 230.


FREN 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

FREN 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.



FREN 811.3 — (3S)
Advanced Topics in Translation Theory

Translation Studies has emerged as a vital branch of Literary Criticism situated as it is at the intersection of Deconstruction, Post-Colonial and Feminist Theories, among others. Its importance is only gaining momentum with the speed of modern communication and the worldwide translation economy. This class provides the tools for understanding texts on and in translation.

Prerequisite(s):Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 812.3 — (3S)
Applied Translation Theory

Translation Theory is given a practical application as students select and translate works which notoriously resist translation: theatre, song, poetry, and political texts. Each work will be accompanied by a preface detailing the theoretical implications behind the choices made in translation, with the aim being for students to build their own creative translation portfolio.

Prerequisite(s):Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 819.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced Studies in 19th Century French Literature

This course will focus on a special topic in French literature of the 19th century, for example, the second disillusioned romantic generation (Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Mallarme), which idolizes art as the antithesis of money.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 820.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced Studies in French Literature of 20th Century

In this course, a particular aspect of 20th-century literature will be studied in depth, for example, the absurd and engagement, 20th-century attempts at tragedy, Dada and Surrealism, and the Nouveau-roman.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 843.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced Studies in Quebec Novel

This course will focus on a special topic in the Quebec novel, for example, women writers, the social novel, the nouveau-roman, etc.

Prerequisite(s): FREN 343 and admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 846.3 — (3S)
Advanced Topics in Quebecois Theatre

This course will present a survey of historical, political and cultural events leading to the creation and development of anti-establishment Québécois theatre in the period from the late 1940s to the late 1970s. A study of the works of renowned Quebec playwrights, based on an analytical approach, will illustrate that period.

Prerequisite(s):Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 850.3 — 3L
Advanced Studies in French Works of the Canadian Prairies

This course will examine the representative 20th century French writers of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The objectives are to examine the cultural and historical background behind the different genres, demonstrate a critical understanding of and appreciation for these works and identify similarities and common culturally specific themes between works.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to French graduate studies within the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Students must have a Four-year or Honours degree in French or equivalent.


FREN 898.3 — 1/2(3R)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Restriction(s): Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 899.6 — 1&2(3R)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Restriction(s): Admission to graduate studies in French.


FREN 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

Restriction(s): Admission to graduate studies in French.