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Freshman Program - French (30 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts Freshman Program is designed to ensure that students gain a broad foundation for the three-year degree program. It is comprised of 24-30 credits in one of two program options. In the "En français" or French option, students choose up to 18 credits from a variety of courses conducted in French. These credits may be comprised wholly of language courses, wholly of substantive content courses conducted in French, or a combination of the two.

Core Requirement (18 credits)

Based on their proficiency in French, students select 18 credits from the courses below in French Language and Literature and French as a Second Language.

French Language and Literature Courses (FREN)

  • FREN 199 FYS: Littérature française (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Étude d'une problématique littéraire à travers quelques textes importants de la francophonie.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Bouchard (Fall)

    • Restriction: Ouvert aux seuls nouveaux étudiants de U0 ou de U1, qui ne peuvent s'inscrire qu'à un seul séminaire de première année (FYS). Les étudiants qui s'inscriraient à plus d'un de ces séminaires devront se retirer pour n'en conserver qu'un seul.
    • Maximum de 25 étudiants
  • FREN 201 Composition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Révision grammaticale et enrichissement des moyens d'expression par la composition et l'étude de textes littéraires.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Préalable : test. Effectifs contingentés. Autorisation départementale requise.
  • FREN 203 Composition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Enrichissement de la langue, délimitation des faits d'expression; étude systématique des ressources expressives du français. Rédactions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Bélanger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Préalable: FREN 201 ou test. Effectifs contingentés. Autorisation départementale requise
  • FREN 231 Linguistique française (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Bref historique de la linguistique française de F. de Saussure à nos jours. Description linguistique du français moderne (éléments de phonologie, de phonétique normative, de lexicologie, de sémantique évolutive et synchronique, de syntaxe et de morphologie).

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Arnaud Bernadet (Winter)

  • FREN 239 Stylistique comparée (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Initiation aux principes de la traduction par une étude systématique des contrastes entre les structures linguistiques de l'anglais et du français. Une bonne connaissance des deux langues est nécessaire au départ.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nicole Nolette (Fall)

    • Préalable : test. Pas de préalable ni autorisation départementale pour la section hiver réservée aux étudiants de la Faculté d'éducation. Autorisation départementale requise. Effectifs contingentés. Priorité donnée aux étudiants inscrits dans les programmes de traduction.
  • FREN 245 Grammaire avancée (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Cours entièrement consacré à la révision systématique des principales difficultés de la langue française.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Normand Doiron (Fall)

    • Préalable : test. Pas de préalable ni autorisation départementale pour la section hiver réservée aux étudiants de la Faculté d'éducation. Autorisation départementale requise.

French as a Second Language (FRSL)

Depending on their level of proficiency, students may include a maximum of 12 credits of intensive French language courses. An intensive language course is a 6 credit term course. Students at the introductory level must take at least 6 credits in French in their Freshman year but may be permitted to complete the remaining core requirement credits in year U1.

  • FRSL 101D1 Beginners French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : A comprehensive introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and speech patterns of written and oral French for students in any degree program having no previous knowledge of French. Learning to communicate at a functional level in a French social milieu, short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice and conversation class.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Geneviève Sénéchal, Viviane Kwan-Lock (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FRSL 201 or FRSL 205
    • Students must register for both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 101D2 Beginners French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Geneviève Sénéchal, Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Jean-Francois Groulx (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 103 Near Beginners French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Refresher course for students who have had fewer than 80 hours of previous French instruction or who have had lower than Grade 10 in French in Canada (or equivalent). Instructions in basic vocabulary and grammar applied to oral/written French. Cultural texts, short essay, and practice of basic speech patterns.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elsa Michaël, Marie-Claude Labbe (Fall) Marie-Claude Labbe, Elsa Michaël (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Placement test.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking FRSL 101 or FRSL 105.
    • Note: For students in any degree program whose knowledge of French is insufficient to qualify for Elementary French. 3 credits, 3 hours, plus mandatory language laboratory. Not open to student who have grade 10 French or higher in Canada or equivalent (unless special permission is granted).
  • FRSL 104 Corrective French Pronunciation (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Introduction to French phonetics. Course designed for students who have some previous knowledge of French at a Beginner/Elementary level and need to work on pronunciation, auditory discrimination and oral expression in order to continue developing their French skills. Corrective phonetics. Intensive oral practice. Guided work in language lab.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Natallia Liakina (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Placement test or Instructor's recommendation.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students above Elementary level French. Not open to students with no previous knowledge of French.
    • Note: 2 hours of oral work, 1 hour of language lab. The course may be taken concurrently with FRSL 101, 105, 206 / 207 / 208.
  • FRSL 105 Intensive Beginners French (6 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : A comprehensive introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and speech patterns of written and oral French for students in any degree program having no previous knowledge of French. Learning to communicate at a functional level in a French social milieu, short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice and conversation class.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Francois Groulx, Suzanne Pellerin, Viviane Kwan-Lock (Fall) Jean-Francois Groulx, Suzanne Pellerin, Viviane Kwan-Lock (Winter)

    • Fall
    • 6 hours, plus language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FRSL 201 or FRSL 205 or FRSL 101
  • FRSL 206 Elementary French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Equivalent to FRSL 207D1. Only with special permission of the Department.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Denyse Laniel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Review and further training in basic structures, with emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension. Awareness of French culture developed through audio-visual material and selected readings.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Denyse Laniel, Christine Petcoff, Prisca Fenoglio, Karen Simon (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Grade 12 or 13 French in Canada, or equivalent
    • Students must register for both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 207D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christine Petcoff, Denyse Laniel, Chantal Creck, Prisca Fenoglio (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 207D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 208 Intensive Elementary French (6 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Review and further training in basic structures, with emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Denyse Laniel (Fall) Denyse Laniel (Winter)

    • 6 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Grade 12 or 13 French in Canada, or equivalent or FRSL 207
  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Language lab attendance required. Grammar review, comprehension, vocabulary development, selected readings and group discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Natallia Liakina, Danielle Leb, Roch Deslauriers (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Open to students in any degree program having an elementary knowledge of French and to those who have completed FRSL 207
    • Restriction: Not open to students from Québec
    • Students must register for both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211
  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 211D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Natallia Liakina, Danielle Leb (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 211D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211
  • FRSL 212 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Equivalent to the first half of FRSL 211. Only with special permission of the Department.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Natallia Liakina (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
  • FRSL 215 Oral and Written French 1 - Intensive (6 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Language lab attendance required. Grammar review, comprehension, vocabulary development, selected readings and group discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sandra Miller Sanchez, Natallia Liakina (Fall) Sandra Miller Sanchez, Natallia Liakina (Winter)

    • Fall
    • 6 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Open to students in any degree program having an elementary knowledge of French and to those who have completed FRSL 207
    • Restriction: Not open to students from Québec
  • FRSL 216 Découvrons Montréal en français (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : The course introduces students to various aspects of the French culture of the Montreal area through the exploration of pre-selected sites on the Internet. Students will do research and rallies on-line, followed by evaluated email exchanges, oral discussions, presentations in class, and field trips.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Priority given to Freshman students
  • FRSL 302 Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Focus on oral discrimination, global comprehension and corrective phonetics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. For students who have reached a good standard in grammar and written French but who have difficulty in understanding spoken French and therefore cannot communicate effectively
  • FRSL 303 Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Emphasis will be on the development of oral communication skills, laboratory exercises, vocabulary building, discussions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Continuation of course FRSL 302
  • FRSL 321D1 Oral and Written French 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Oral work involving discussion and exposés, cultural and literary readings, grammar review. Methodological component integrated in classwork and developed in frequent workshop sessions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elsa Michaël, Marie-Josee Fortin, Diana Fares (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. For those having taken FRSL 211 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both FRSL 321D1 and FRSL 321D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 321D1 and FRSL 321D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 321D1 and FRSL 321D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 321
  • FRSL 321D2 Oral and Written French 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 321D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elsa Michaël, Marie-Josee Fortin, Diana Fares (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 321D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 321D1 and FRSL 321D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 321D1 and FRSL 321D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 321
  • FRSL 322 Oral and Written French 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Equivalent to the first half of FRSL 321. Only with special permission of the Department.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elsa Michaël (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • FRSL 325 Oral and Written French 2 - Intensive (6 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : The program of FRSL 321 will be covered in one semester.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Diana Fares, Helene Riel-Salvatore (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Priority to students who have taken FRSL 215
  • FRSL 326 Découvrons le Québec en français (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : An introduction to the history and culture of Québec.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Priority given to Freshman students
    • Course co-listed with Québec Studies.
  • FRSL 332 Intermediate French: Grammar 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Grammar review, using both a theoretical and a practical approach. Reading materials, in addition to their cultural interest, are selected to illustrate grammatical usage, provide models of writing techniques and aid in vocabulary development.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Helene Riel-Salvatore (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. For those who have attained relative fluency but lack accuracy in speaking and writing
  • FRSL 333 Intermediate French: Grammar 02 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Second part of FRSL 332.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Helene Riel-Salvatore (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: FRSL 332 or Placement test
  • FRSL 407 Compréhension et expression orales (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Identification des niveaux de langue et prononciation du français familier; amélioration de la compréhension auditive par l'écoute d'une variété de documents audio-visuels du Québec et d'ailleurs.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Natallia Liakina (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement. S'adresse aux étudiants qui ont déjà une bonne maîtrise du français écrit.
  • FRSL 408 Français oral: Textes et expressions (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Suite du cours FRSL 407. Cours de perfectionnement de l'expression orale et écrite: amélioration de la production orale (intonation, débit, spontanéité); enrichissement du vocabulaire idiomatique relié à des fonctions socio-culturelles de la langue par le biais de techniques orales (jeux de rôles, discussions, simulations) et d'un journal.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elsa Michaël (Winter)

    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
  • FRSL 431D1 Français fonctionnel avancé (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Destiné aux étudiants de niveau avancé qui veulent approfondir leurs connaissances lexicales, syntaxiques et culturelles afin de pouvoir exprimer avec clarté leurs opinions sur une variété de sujets. Par l'étude de journaux, revues et textes littéraires, les étudiants se familiariseront avec la réalité québécoise contemporaine.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Roch Deslauriers, Jean-Yves Richard (Fall)

    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
    • Les étudiants qui ont suivi le cours FRSL 400, FRSL 402 ou FRSL 432 ne seront pas admis
    • Students must register for both FRSL 431D1 and FRSL 431D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 431D1 and FRSL 431D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 431D1 and FRSL 431D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 431
  • FRSL 431D2 Français fonctionnel avancé (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 431D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Roch Deslauriers, Jean-Yves Richard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 431D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 431D1 and FRSL 431D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 431D1 and FRSL 431D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 431
  • FRSL 432 Français fonctionnel (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Première moitié du programme du cours FRSL 431. Seulement avec la permission spéciale du département.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Yves Richard (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
  • FRSL 445 Français fonctionnel, écrit 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Destiné aux étudiants dont le français oral est d'un niveau fonctionnel, mais dont le français écrit est nettement inférieur. Travaux écrits hebdomadaires, analyse de textes divers, exercices et tests en classe. But: corriger l'orthographe, la grammaire et les anglicismes, enrichir le vocabulaire, améliorer l'expression écrite.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Loretta Hyrat (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
  • FRSL 446 Français fonctionnel, écrit 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Rédactions de types variés. But: améliorer le style, développer les compétences telles que l'organisation et la présentation d'arguments ou l'identification des registres de langue.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Loretta Hyrat (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
    • Prépare aux cours du Département de langue et littérature françaises. Même format que le cours FRSL 445, à un niveau plus avancé
  • FRSL 449 Le français des médias (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Cours de perfectionnement mettant l'accent sur l'enrichissement de la langue à l'oral comme à l'écrit. Analyse d'émissions de télévision ou de radio et lecture d'articles de journaux ou de revues. Activités variées portant sur des sujets d'actualité (reportages, débats, etc.) qui reflètent la société et la culture du Québec d'aujourd'hui.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Denyse Laniel (Fall) Denyse Laniel (Winter)

    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.
  • FRSL 455 Grammaire et création (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Perspective analytique et approche inductive et visuelle se combinent pour permettre une meilleure maîtrise du code grammatical. L'étude de textes de niveau soutenu met en relief la richesse des ressources lexicales et stylistiques du français et rend accessible la création littéraire aux étudiants non francophones.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Yves Richard (Fall) Jean-Yves Richard (Winter)

    • 3 heures par semaine
    • Préalable : test de classement.

Substantive Content Courses Taught in French

Some subject area courses or "substantive content courses" are taught in French. Some courses may be offered in French and English in alternate years. POLI 226 listed below is such a course. When taught in French, such courses may be counted toward this program.

  • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Une introduction à la vie politique québécoise à travers l'étude des institutions, des idéologies et des comportements politiques. Une attention particulière sera accordée à la structure et aux changements dans le système politique québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Winter)

    • Restriction: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not.
    • This course is offered in English and French in alternate years. For 2012-13 it will be offered in French.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

Remaining Credits (12 credits)

Students select the remaining credits (normally 12) for their Freshman year from a list of approved courses for Arts Freshman students. This list is found with requirements for the Freshman Program - General option on the Arts OASIS website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)