French (FREN) 363

Le roman français du XXe siècle (Revision 2)

FREN 363 course cover

Delivery Mode: Individualized study with audio component.

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prérequis/ prerequisite: FREN 362 ou déclaration d'admissibilité par le/la professeur/e du cours. Notez bien qu'il est nécessaire d'avoir à sa disposition un magnétophone à cassettes afin d'écouter les vingt-trois leçons du cours.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Etude de cinq romans du XXe siècle illustrant l'évolution du roman moderne et de la vie intellectuelle en France. Grands thèmes: le roman traditionnel, la crise du roman et du récit, l'existentialisme, et le nouveau roman.


  • Unité 1: Cours introductif I: Le réalisme, et après...
  • Unité 2: Cours introductif II: Le réalisme, et après...(suite et fin)
  • Unité 3: André Gide I
  • Unité 4: Gide II: L'Immoraliste
  • Unité 5: Gide III: L'Immoraliste
  • Unité 6: Devoir 1: Gide, L'Immoraliste
  • Unité 7: Proust I
  • Unité 8: Proust II
  • Unité 9: Proust III: Combray
  • Unité 10: Proust IV: Combray
  • Unité 11: Devoir 2: Proust, Combray
  • Unité 12: Camus I
  • Unité 13: Camus II
  • Unité 14: Camus III: L'Etranger
  • Unité 15: Camus IV: L'Etranger
  • Unité 16: Sartre I
  • Unité 17: Sartre II: Introduction à l'existentialisme
  • Unité 18: Sartre III: Introduction à l'existentialisme (suite et fin)
  • Unité 19: Sartre IV: La Nausée
  • Unité 20: Sartre V: La Nausée
  • Unité 21: Devoir 3: Sartre et Camus
  • Unité 22: Le I
  • Unité 23: Le II
  • Unité 24: Le II: Marguerite Duras
  • Unité 25: Le III: Marguerite Duras, Moderato Cantabile
  • Unité 26: Examen Final


To receive credit for FREN 363, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination.

There is a discrepancy in the information provided in the course package and the Exam instructions for this course. The course package indicates that students are allowed to use a dictionary during the final Exam; but the exam indicates that no dictionary of any kind (unilingual or bilingual) is allowed.

Please note that no Dictionary of any kind (unilingual or bilingual) is allowed during the Final Exam.

The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Final Exam Total
10% 20% 30% 40% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Camus Albert. 1942. L'Etranger. Editions Gallimard.

Duras, Marguerite. Edited by W. J. Strachan, M.A. 1958. Moderato Cantabile. London: Methuen Educational Ltd.

Gide, André. 1902. L'Immoraliste. Mercure de France.

Proust, Marcel. Edited by Germaine Brée and Carlos Lynes, Jr. 1952. Combray. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. 1938. La Nausée. Editions Gallimard.

Other Materials

The course materials also include a student manual.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the FREN 363 challenge registration, you must write a Final Examination and achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on the examination.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2.

Updated May 12 2016 by Student & Academic Services