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Other courses — Courses offered in Nice, ROP, Senior Essay & Independent Study

COURSES OFFERED IN NICE 2017-18

FRE 351H0F Special Topics in Linguistics or Literature: The Structure of French

Instructor: A. Thomas

The course will be part of an international agreement between the University of Toronto and the University of Nice.

This course introduces students to the study of the sound system, vocabulary and grammar of contemporary French. It will provide a theoretical framework for Spoken French, described above. Because the course has a general linguistics component, students will also be in a better position to appreciate and discuss general language issues, such as language vs dialect, or linguistic “corruption” vs evolution.

Prerequisite: FRE 240H1 and/or FRE 272H1

 

FRE 352H0S Special Topics in Linguistics or Literature: French Language and Society

Instructor: A. Thomas

The course will be part of an international agreement between the University of Toronto and the University of Nice.

In this course, we will study the relationship between language and society, with particular reference to French and the French-speaking world. After examining this relationship in general terms (3 weeks), students will explore the influence of social categories on the structure of French itself (“sociolinguistics”, 4 weeks). Finally, the course will focus on the application of language and society concepts to “Francophonie” (5 weeks).

Prerequisite: FRE 240H1 and/or FRE 272H1

 

FSL 350Y0Y French Language and Culture: Advanced Language course

Instructor: A. Thomas

The course will be part of an international agreement between the University of Toronto and the University of Nice.

Advanced language course (1): Spoken French

This course focuses on the differences between written and spoken French, with special attention to the Nice variety, and is designed to help students cope with those differences in situations of actual oral communication. This includes understanding standard and familiar spoken French as used in the media and in casual communication among French speakers, as well as taking part efficiently in French debates or discussions. To some extent, the course will be a practical application of the principles studied in The Structure of French (see below). Also topics of discussion will be largely dependent on the Nice context.

Advanced language course (2): written French

This course focuses on French written skills through textual analysis and short essay writing. By the end of the course, through the technique of “double correction” among others, students should be able to:

• write French without basic errors and with enough sophistication to express nuances of thought

• understand the differences between written and oral French, and adapt their written production accordingly

• identify and produce different kinds of written texts (résumé, compte rendu, biographie, persuasion, etc.)

Prerequisite: Any 200-series FRE course or FSL221Y1Y (minimum 63%)

CodeTitle
FRE 491H/492HIndependent Study
FRE 299Y1Research Opportunity Program
FRE 490Y1YSenior Essay
 

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Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993