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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
June 28, 2016
Canadian Excellence

French Program

The French program is a dynamic and innovative program offering a wide variety of courses in language, literature, culture and film. Students gain a mastery of the French language and an in-depth knowledge of intellectual and cultural developments in the French-speaking world while developing a vital set of analytical skills. The French faculty is composed of teacher-scholars committed to providing a lively and engaging classroom experience and to contributing to scholarly research in such diverse fields as linguistics, language pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural studies and film studies. The program is strong and diversified, with emphasis on immersion of the student in the culture and language of study. All courses are taught in French. 

Honours BA in French (2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar)

The Honours French program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 must be at the senior level. Students must take at least 10.0 but no more than 12.0 credits in French, at least 9.0 of which must be senior.

Required courses:
FR250, FR251, FR260, FR290, FR360, FR470

In addition to the requirements above:
Students must complete four of the following culture and film courses: FR232, FR233, FR234, FR235, FR237, FR238, FR337, FR385; plus four of the following literature courses: FR332, FR334, FR335, FR338, FR433, FR434, FR435, FR437, FR438, FR485.

Additional Information:
Students are encouraged to take part in an exchange program at a French-speaking university. Contact Laurier International for details. 

Honours BA French in Combination with another Honours BA Program

The requirements are the same as for Honours French except that a minimum of 8.0 credits in French is required, at least 7.0 of which must be senior. 



French Minor (2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar)

Three (3.0) FR credits in total, including three of the following courses: FR150, FR151, FR245, FR250, FR251, FR260, FR360; plus three of: FR232, FR233, FR234, FR235, FR237, FR238, FR337, FR370, FR385, FR332, FR334, FR335, FR338, FR433, FR434, FR435, FR437, FR438, FR485. 

French Course Offerings in 2015-2016


Introductory French I/> 0.5/>


FR102/>OC Introductory French II/> 0.5/>


FR150/> Practical French I 0.5/>


FR151/> Practical French II/> 0.5/>

FR233 Early Modern France />  0.5/> /> />


FR235/>  Twentieth Century France  0.5/>


Québec Culture: Language, Nation, Identity 0.5/>


FR245/> French Grammar/> 0.5/>


FR250/> Language through Popular Culture I/> 0.5/>


FR251/> Language through Popular Culture II/> 0.5/>


FR260/> French Pronunciation: Norm and Variation/> 0.5/> />


FR290/> A Journey through French Literature/> 0.5/>


FR331 Advanced Translation II/> 0.5/>   

FR335 Contemporary Literature 0.5

FR337 Quebec Cinema: Pol of Memory 0.5


Atelier in Composition and Stylistics/> 0.5/>


FR433 Voltaire & Company 0.5/>

FR434 Love, Sex & Jealousy 



FR470 Atelier in Advanced French  0.5/>


FR485 Adaptation: French Novels into Film 0.5/> />


Guide for proper French levels

Students should refer to the following guide to register for the proper level of French:

Highest grade level completed:

Course to register in:

Grade 10 French or lower


Grade 11 Core French


Grade 12 Core or Extended French


Grade 12 Core or Extended French with Level 4 AP


Grade 12 French Immersion


Graduation from a French high school

FR360 *Consult with Academic Advisor Jane Newland at

All students need an override from the Department of Languages & Literatures ( to register in their first French course at Laurier.

The following French courses must be taken in numerical sequence: FR101, FR102, FR150, FR151, FR250, FR251, FR360. Students may not take any of these courses out of sequence, and they cannot take any two of them simultaneously.

HBA French in Combination, Academic Progression Sheet

HBA French in Combination, Academic Progression Sheet

HBA in French, Academic Progression Sheet

HBA in French, Academic Progression Sheet

Cross-Registration with University of Waterloo

Cross-Registration with University of Waterloo


Related Information Title Type
2015 Guide to register in correct level of French Document