FFS Curriculum

Courses levels and sequencing

In order to allow for as much flexibility as possible, the curriculum in French and Francophone Studies does not have a strict and rigid sequence.  In the chart below, all courses grouped in the same color after Fr201 are equal regarding their linguistic and cultural complexity. All courses that are grouped in the same color can therefore be taken in any order and it is not necessary to take all courses of one color to move to the next level. Before the registration period, we encourage all students to consult with a professor from the department to discuss what course would be the most beneficial and rewarding, whatever their trajectory, be it major, minor or general advancement in the field.


Please take the time to consult some syllabi of courses offered in FFS to have a better idea of the course load, focus and required work.

  • Fre205 : Oral French (2012)
  • Fre208 : Intro to the Francophone World (2012)
  • Fre235 : Advanced French Language (2012)
  • Fre240E: French and Francophone Studies: Le Maghreb: Vue de l’Enfance (2011)
  • Fre240F: French and Francophone Studies: Borders and Disorders (2011)
  • Fre250 : Intro to French Literature I (2011)
  • Fre250 : Intro to French Literature II (2012)
  • Fre271 : Translation: Theory & Practice (2011)
  • Fre373 : French Seminar: Close-up on the Enlightenment: Film, Text, Context (2010)
  • Fre374 : French Seminar: Écrire la Révolution: French Literature in the Nineteenth Century (2012)
  • Fre376 : French Seminar: Femmes, Ecrivaines (2012)
  • Fre377 : Colon/Colonisé: Récits de l’Experience Nord-Africaine (2012)
  • Fre378 : Voix francophones des Antilles (2012)
  • Fre379 : Documenting the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda (2010)
  • FYS 203: Family Value. Tales of Childhood and Kinship Across Cultures (2012)

Course Offerings