The department offers courses in four curricular areas:
The language sequence is a required series of language-skills courses which prepare the student for further study in the areas of linguistics and literature. AS/FR 1080 6.0 is a prerequisite to all other courses in the department, excluding courses from area 4-courses for non-majors. Students who have successfully completed AS/FR 1030 6.0 or its equivalent will be eligible to take AS/FR 1080 6.0. Students enrolling in a Faculty of Arts French course for the first time must complete a French language questionnaire prior to enrolment. Failure to do so will result in denial of access to the course, and/or de-enrolment from the course.
In order to proceed to any French studies course offered at a higher level, students must obtain a minimum grade of C in each course taken within the language sequence: AS/FR 1080 6.0, AS/FR 2080 6.0, and AS/FR 3080 6.0 or AS/FR 3180 6.0, and also in AS/FR 1020 6.0 and AS/FR 1030 6.0. Students majoring or minoring in French studies must take all levels of the language sequence courses unless they are exempted from one or more levels on the recommendation of the department.
To this core of language-skills courses, majors will add further courses in French linguistics and in French literature. Students are advised that their choice of courses is also governed by departmental regulations specifying the numbers and levels of courses taken to satisfy the various program requirements.
The Department of French Studies offers two French language courses for non-majors/minors: AS/FR 1020 6.0 and AS/FR 1030 6.0.
Students may take one academic session (which cannot be their graduating year) at a francophone university. In the case of students entering this program after the completion of 24 credits, a grade of B+ in AS/FR 1080 6.0 or its equivalent is the minimum requirement. For students entering the program after the successful completion of 48 credits, a grade of B+ in AS/FR 2080 6.0 or its equivalent is the minimum requirement. A minimum grade of B in either AS/FR 2100 6.0 or AS/FR 2200 6.0 is also required. In all cases, the student must have a sessional average of 6.0 (B) or above. Detailed information concerning this extra-mural year is available from the Department of French Studies.
Students, (normally in their third year), may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in French by passing a set of optional examinations which are given immediately after the final examination period in May (normally in alternate years e.g. 2002, 2004, etc.).
For graduate programs in French literature, several periods of French literature may be required. For graduate programs in French linguistics, for certain French teaching programs (BEd, MEd, MAT), or for schools of translation and interpretation, an undergraduate concentration in French linguistics may be favoured. Degree students may take more than the minimum number of required courses at any level.
Specialized Honours BA Program
Students will take at least 60 credits in French studies, including:
Honours BA Program
Students will take a minimum of 48 credits in French studies including:
Honours Double Major BA Program
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Arts, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a major in earth and atmospheric science or physics and astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.
Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Programs
The Honours BA program described above may be linked with any Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Arts. Students must take at least 48 credits in French studies and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet French studies requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least 12 credits in French studies and six credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA programs.
Honours Major/Minor BA Program
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Arts, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a minor in biology, chemistry, or physics and astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.
Honours Minor BA Program
The Honours Minor must be pursued jointly with an Honours Major/Minor BA program in the Faculty of Arts.
The Honours Minor in French studies comprises at least 36 credits in French studies, including:
Note: Faculty of Arts legislation requires that, in order to obtain an Honours BA (120 credits), students must take a total of 18 credits at the 4000 level including at least 12 credits at the 4000 level in each Honours major or Specialized Honours major.
Students will take at least 36 credits in French studies, including:
Please refer to the current departmental/divisional supplemental calendar for updated program/major requirements.
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