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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 Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts.

In March, the Department produces its own booklets which give detailed information about the courses to be offered in the next academic year. Visit the Department office (BuTo 797) or Department online for a copy of the course booklet.

For information on advanced degrees, see graduate French.

Major in French

First and Second Years

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

Third and Fourth Years

    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, 348-349, 380).

Honours in French

First and Second Years

As for the Major.

Third and Fourth Years

    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

First and Second Years

As for the Major.

Third and Fourth Years

    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

1 Students who have earned transfer credit for IB or AP French need not take FREN 122 or 123.

Students who have earned transfer credit for AP French Literature need not take FREN 220 or 221.

Students who have completed (Fran├žais langue 12) with high academic standing in secondary school may take FREN 224 (3) and FREN 225 (3) in place of all of FREN 122, FREN 123, FREN 222, and FREN 223.

Native French speakers who received their secondary education in French in a French speaking society need not take FREN 122, 123, 222 or 223, although these exemptions do not reduce the total of 120 credits required for the B.A. They are also encouraged, though not required, to substitute all of FREN 328 and 329 and 330, for the usual combination of FREN 220 and 221 and a single 300-level literature course.

Other students seeking advanced placement should speak with a departmental advisor and should take the appropriate placement test, available from the Department.

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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