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FSL 472H1F
Reading and Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction in French


M.-A. Visoi


This advanced course is designed for students who wish to further develop their reading and writing skills in French. Through fully online instruction, students will acquire analytic tools to read, comprehend, analyze and write several types of texts: fiction (excerpts from novels, short stories, poems, and plays) and non-fiction (journalistic articles, film and book reviews, travel writing and biographies). This course is also designed to familiarize students with different textual genres and a wide array of interpretative key concepts. Course modules will reflect a multi-media approach to understanding the cultural experiences of the French-speaking world and include online authentic audio and video.  Offered online only.

Required Texts: A selection of texts and multimedia resources will be available via Blackboard.

Assignments and Evaluation: Online Reading Test (20%), Online Writing Test (20%), Online Mid-term Research Project (20%), Final Test (25%), Online Participation in forum sessions and Overall Assessment facilitated by Blackboard collaboration tools (15%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: FSL375Y1Y

Please note: You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you must withdraw from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites or for not following the placement test recommendation. This decision may not be appealed.

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History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


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