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French Studies


French Studies offers 3 different undergraduate Major degree programs (a 3-year Bachelor of Arts,  a 4-year Bachelor of Arts and an Honours Bachelor of Arts), as well as an undergraduate Minor degree program. Below are highlights of each program. For information regarding General Degree Requirements or for more details about the French Studies degree programs, please consult the Academic Calendar.

3-YEAR BA IN FRENCH STUDIES

Major Requirement

Single Major: Minimum 30 credit hours/Maximum 48 credit hours.

Double Major: 30 credit hours in French Studies and specified number of credit hours in the other department/program.

Required courses: 24 credit hours in French Studies above the 1000-level, FREN-2110(3) Composition and Grammar and 3 credit hours in another 2000-level language/linguistic course, minimum 6 credit hours in literature, minimum 12 credit hours in French Studies at the 3000-level.     

Students may opt for a French Studies Major in literature or language/linguistics. Minimum 2.5 GPA (C+) in all French Studies courses is advised for continuation in the Major program.

Combined Major: Minimum 48 credit hours from 2 different majors with not less than 18 credit hours from each major subject.

Prescribed Courses: 6 credit hours at the 2000-level, 3 credit hours at the 3000-level.

*Students are advised that a 3-year BA is not normally sufficient for admission to graduate studies. 

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4-YEAR BA IN FRENCH STUDIES 

Major Requirement

Single Major: Minimum 48 credit hours/Maximum 66 credit hours.

Double Major: Minimum 48 credit hours in each Major subject as specified by the department/program.

Required courses: Students may choose a stream in language/linguistics, literature, or a combination of both:

  1.  Language/Linguistics Stream:  36 credit hours including: 12 credit hours in language/linguistics at the 2000-level, 3 credit hours in 2000-level literature, 12 credit hours in 3000-level language/linguistics, and 6 credit hours in 4000-level language/linguistics.
  2.  Literature Stream:  48 credit hours including: 9 credit hours at the 2000-level in literature, FREN-2110(3), 3 credit hours in 2000-level language/linguistics, 9 credit hours in 3000-level literature, 3 credit hours in 3000-level language/linguistics, and 6 credit hours in 4000-level literature.
  3.  Literature and Language/Linguistics Combination Stream:  48 credit hours including, 6 credit hours in 2000-level language/linguistics, 6 credit hours in 2000-level literature, 6 credit hours in 3000-level language/linguistics, 6 credit hours in 3000-level literature, and 6 credit hours in 4000-level language/linguistics or literature.

Combined Major: Minimum 60 credit hours from 2 different majors with not less than 24 credit hours from each major subject

Prescribed Courses: FREN-2110(3) Composition and Grammar and 3 credit hours in another 2000-level course, 6 credit hours in French Studies at the 3000-level.

Paris, France (image courtesy of Kenneth Meadwell)HONOURS BA IN FRENCH STUDIES

Honours Requirement

Single Honours: Minimum 54 credit hours/Maximum 78 credit hours, minimum 12 credit hours in literature, minimum 30 credit hours at upper level (3000 and 4000) Honours Subject courses of which a minimum of 15 credit hours must be at the 4000-level.

Double Honours: Minimum 36 credit hours in each Honours subject, minimum 9 credit hours in literature, minimum 24 credit hours at the upper level (3000 and 4000) in the French Studies component of the double Honours of which a minimum of 15 credit hours must be at the 4000-level.  For the requirements of the other Honours subject consult the department involved.

Students must consult the Departmental Coordinator or Chair to determine whether they fulfil the general Honours requirements. Students must complete the Honours application form and append to it their most recent student history. Students will establish their program in consultation with the Department Chair. 

MINOR IN FRENCH STUDIES

Degree: Students completing any degree program are eligible to complete the Minor.

Minor: 18 credit hours in the Minor subject, with a minimum of 12 credit hours above the 1000-level.

Residence Requirement: Minimum 12 credit hours in the Minor subject.

Required courses: FREN-2110(3) Composition and Grammar and 3 credit hours in another 2000-level course, minimum 3 credit hours at 3000 level.

RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL PROGRAMS: Students cannot declare the same subject as a Major and a Minor, FREN-1100(3) may not be used towards the completion of any of these programs, nor can it be used towards the teachable major or minor in Education.