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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP)

Location: N727 Ross Building, Tel.: 416-736-5086
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Chair: D.B. Woody (until June 30, 2010)
Undergraduate Program Director: C. Marjollet (until June 30, 2010)
Professors: D. Cyr, S. Villani
Associate Professors: M. Adriaen, I. Badr, M. Lambert-Drache, M.C. Pioffet, J. Przychodzen, D. Scheffel-Dunand, A. Vercollier, D.B. Woody, L. Young
Associate Lecturers: D. Beausoleil, C. Dumont, C. Marjollet, L. Morrison, S. Sévigny
Faculty Members Emeriti: J. Baron, H. Bouraoui, N.L. Corbett, J. Cotnam, M. de Bie Waller, G. Echard, Z. Ellis, A. Favrod, G.D. Jackson, P.E. McConkey, J.E. Priestley, C.E. Rathé, R. Schattner, P. Yashinsky, M. Zimmerman

The Department of French Studies offers an interdisciplinary set of courses in the three curricular areas of French language, linguistics and literature. A sequence of language-skills courses with cultural content allow students to develop their proficiency in oral and written French. The core curriculum includes as well courses in French linguistics (syntaxe, semantics, phonetics and sociolinguistics) and courses in literature of the francophone world with a special emphasis on French and French-Canadian literature. In addition to Honours BA, international BA and BA degree programs, the Department of French Studies offers Certificates of Language Proficiency in Basic French, Intermediate French and Advanced French.

Courses in French Studies

A language placement questionnaire must be filled out by students prior to enrolling for the first time in the Department of French Studies.

In order to proceed from one level of French studies to the next (the four levels being 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000), a student must obtain a minimum grade of C in each language course.

French studies/Études françaises is offered by the Faculties of Glendon and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.