French (FREN) 362

Second Year University French (Revision 8)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online with audio component and with eTextbook

Credits: 6

Area of Study: Humanities

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or equivalent.

Precluded Course: FREN 361 (FREN 362 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for FREN 361).

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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FREN 362 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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French 362 is designed to follow French 201 or a full first-year university French course. This course continues the study of French grammar, and the expansion of vocabulary through the study of short stories and films. The student will improve both written and spoken French through conversation, comprehension, grammar, and composition.


  • Module 1: Le poète danois (film); Le présent de l'indicatif et l'impératif; Le récit de fiction 1
  • Module 2: « Trop accommodante l’université? » (article); Le nom et l'adjectif ; Le récit de fiction 1
  • Module 3: « Cours sans frontières » (article); Le passé composé et l’imparfait; Le récit de fiction 1
  • Module 4: Le plus-que-parfait
  • Module 5: Les déterminants; Le récit de fiction 2
  • Module 6: Entre les lignes (film); Le futur simple, immédiat, et antérieur; Le récit de fiction 2
  • Module 7: Le conditionnel présent et passé
  • Module 8: « L’énigme du matricule 62218 » (article); Le subjonctif présent et passé; Le récit de fiction 3
  • Module 9: L'adverbe; Le récit de fiction 3
  • Module 10: Deux voix comme en écho (film); Les comparatifs et les superlatifs
  • Module 11: Les pronoms personnels; Le récit de fiction 4
  • Module 12: « Mal pris les jeunes? » (article); Le participe présent et passé; Le récit de fiction 4
  • Module 13: La voix passive
  • Module 14: L’interrogation
  • Module 15: Examination Week
  • Module 16: Une femme de tête (film); Le discours indirect; Le récit de fiction 6
  • Module 17: « Lettre à ma fille » (article); La négation; Le récit de fiction 6
  • Module 18: Les pronoms relatifs
  • Module 19: « Aideriez-vous cet enfant? » (article); Les pronoms possessifs; Le récit de fiction 5
  • Module 20: Moi, je fais de l’art comme Marcelle Ferron (film); Les pronoms démonstratifs; Le récit de fiction 5
  • Module 21: Les verbes pronominaux
  • Module 22: « Vallée à la conquête de l’Amérique » (article); L'infinitif; Le récit de fiction 7
  • Module 23: « Ils filment à l’anglaise » (article); Les mots indéfinis
  • Module 24: Une leçon de chasse (film); Les verbes impersonnels
  • Module 25: « Harvey, 100% pur » (article); Les prépositions; Le récit de fiction 8
  • Module 26: « Parlons cybercriminalité » (article); Les conjonctions; Le récit de fiction 8
  • Module 27: « Sports virtuels, blessures réelles » (article); Les verbes semi-auxiliaires; Web chapter (les temps littéraires)
  • Module 28: Review
  • Module 29: Examination Week


To receive credit for FREN 362, students must complete ALL the Oral exercises, ALL the Written assignments, ALL (Mid-term and Final) Oral and Written examinations. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50 per cent on the midterm and final written examinations, and students must achieve a minimum composite course grade of 50 per cent in order to pass the course.

Activities Weighting
9 Tutor-marked Written Exercises 15%
6 Tutor-marked Oral Exercises 15%
3 Essays 10%
Midterm Oral Exam 5%
Midterm Written Exam
Final Oral Exam 5%
Final Written Exam 25%
Total 100%

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

Course Materials


Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Ollivier, Jacqueline and Martin Beaudoin. Grammaire française, 6th edition. Toronto: Nelson, 2015.

A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.


Beaudoin, Pauline and Lucie Forget.Le récit de fiction: 15 textes à découvrir. Sainte-Foy, QC: Les éditions Le Griffon d'argile, 1993.

Other Materials

The course materials also include an online course information manual, study guide, readings, and videos.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the FREN 362 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the written examination and at least D (50 percent) on the oral examination (telephone or on-line). You must write a composition (to be submitted as a word document).

Activity Weighting
Oral Examination 30%
Composition 10%
Exam 60%
Total 100%

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 8, October 23, 2015.

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