Français 2202 is a language development course. The course also offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the behaviour patterns of people comprising la francophonie. Using literary works which explore aspects of la francophonie and writings on topical issues, the course aims both to develop and refine communication skills, and to provide insight into the linguistic and cultural reality of francophones in Quebec.
Students will study the following works: Maria Chapdelaine, Zone, OR Hier, les enfants dansaient, Rythmes, Passages (relevant articles from all six units), Du bout de la langue…au bout des doigts.
In the Course, students are required to do the following:
  • Give one prepared oral presentation of fifteen minutes duration.
  • Read independently five significant pieces of writing such as short stories, poems, songs, and newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Produce four major pieces of writing of approximately 350 words per piece.
Specific issues for study in Français 2202 are:
  1. Controversial Issues
  2. Crime and Violence
  3. National Issues for Debate
In Français 2202, to complement and extend the exploration of la francophonie and selected issues, it will be necessary to include contextual information on the following:
  1. Origins and Development – The Land, Assimilation/Alienation
  2. Building an Identity – Political Structures, Major Events, Individual Contributions
  3. Expressions of a Culture – Language/Literature, Visual/Performing Arts, Customs/Traditions