French (FREN) 358

Initiation à la littérature d'expression française I (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: FREN 362 (or equivalent course), or professor approval.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Overview (Vue d’ensemble)

FREN 358 is designed for students who have a reasonably good mastery of French grammar and French written expression, and who wish to study French literature in a cultural context. In FRENCH 358, you will acquire a basic knowledge of French texts that are important in French literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

Outline (Structure du cours)

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Le Moyen Âge
  • Module 3: La Renaissance
  • Module 4: Le Dix-septième Siecle - Le Grand Siècle
  • Module 5: Le Dix-huitième Siècle


To receive credit for this course, you must achieve a minimum of 50 percent on the written examination and a minimum composite grade average of D (50 percent) for the course. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

Activity Weighting
Devoir No. 1 10%
Devoir No. 2 10%
Devoir No. 3 15%
Devoir No. 4 15%
Final Written Exam 50%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials

Course Materials (Matériel du cours)

Hirsch, Bette G., et Chantal P. Thompson. Moments littéraires: An Anthology for Intermediate French (2nd ed.). New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Molière. L'Avare. Montreal: Beauchemin, 2000.

Matériel pédagogique produit par l’Université Athabasca

Study Guide (print and online). Developed by Vina Tirven-Gadum, PhD., Athabasca University.

Course Information (print and online). Developed by Vina Tirven-Gadum, PhD., Athabasca University.

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 1, May 8 2009.