FRE273H1: Introduction to the History of the French Language

Hours: 
36L

A discovery of a long and fascinating history, stretching from the spoken Latin of the Gauls to the many varieties of French found today all over the world via the investigation of the social, political, and cultural causes of language change. Our focus includes topics such as medieval bilingualism, the regulation of language through the Académie française, the political use of the French language, the emergence of the Francophonie and modern Canadian French.

Prerequisite: 

FSL221Y1 or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)