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French

The Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies offers programs of study in French that lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.

For information on advanced degrees, see graduate French.

Major in French

Lower-level Requirements

Students must take: FREN 122, 123, 220, 221, 222, and 2231.

Upper-level Requirements

    Students must complete:
  • FREN 353
  • One of FREN 370 or 371
  • One of FREN 328 or 329 or 330
  • 15 additional credits of French courses at the 400-level
  • 6 additional credits of French courses at the 300- or the 400-level (excluding FREN 341-344, 346, 348-349, 380).

Honours in French

Lower-level Requirements

As for the Major.

Upper-level Requirements

    Students must complete:
  • FREN 353
  • One of FREN 370 or 371
  • One of FREN 328 or 329 or 330
  • FREN 495
  • FREN 499
  • 18 additional credits of French courses at the 400-level
  • 15 additional credits of French courses at the 300- or the 400-level (excluding FREN 341-349, 380)

Minor in French

Lower-level Requirements

As for the Major.

Upper-level Requirements

    Students must complete:
  • FREN 353
  • One of FREN 355 or 370 or 371
  • One of FREN 328 or 329 or 330
  • 9 additional credits of 300- or 400-level French courses (excluding FREN 341-343, 345-349, 380)2

1Native French speakers who received their secondary education in French in a French speaking society are exempt from FREN 122 and 123. Depending on their background in literature and in formal grammar, they may also be exempt from FREN 220 and 221, from FREN 222 and 223, or from all these courses, but only after discussing this question with the Major and Honours Advisor in French.

Other students seeking advanced placement should also speak with a departmental advisor and should take an appropriate placement test if they are advised to do so.

2 300- and 400-level courses may be taken by students in any year of their program, provided that the prerequisites for individual courses have been satisfied.

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