French (FREN) 402

Pensée et structure de l'anglais et du français (Revision 4)

FREN 402 Course website

Permanently closed, effective April 24, 2015.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Reading course - Humanities

Prerequisite: FREN 401

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Ce cours permettra à l'étudiant(e) de faire une étude comparative du français et de l'anglais. Il/elle fera l'étude des moyens dont on dispose pour passer d'une langue à l'autre, en particulier d'une pensée anglaise à une expression bien française.

This course offers a comparative study of French and English. Its main focus is the translation of English language structures into idiomatic French.


  • Unité 1: Entités/Elements of language
  • Unité 2: Espaces et Temps/Time and space
  • Unité 3: Problèmes de structure/Problems of structure
  • Unité 4: Structure et modalité/Structure and form
  • Unité 5: Notions de sémantique/Semantics


To receive credit for FREN 402, 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. The weighting of the course assignments is as follows:

5 Assignments (10% each) Final Exam Total
50% 50% 100%

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

Course Materials


J. L. Darbelnet. 1977. Pensée et structure, Deuxième édition. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons.

J. L. Darbelnet. 1977. Pensée et structure, Deuxième édition, Cahier d'exercices. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons.

Other Materials

The course materials also include three study guides and a student manual.

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 4, July 20, 2006.

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