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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 26, 2014
 
 
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. French could also be part of the Honours BA in Languages as language I or II, or it could part of the Mediterranean Studies program.  

Honours BA in French (2014-2015 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 11.0 but no more than 12.0 credits in French.

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

In addition to the requirements above:
Students must complete four of the following courses: FR232, FR233, FR234, FR235, FR236, FR237, FR238, FR385; plus four of the following courses: FR332, FR334, FR335, FR336, FR338, FR433, FR434, FR435, FR437, FR485.

Additional Information:
Language courses must be taken in sequence, except with permission of the department.  Students are encouraged to take part in an exchange program at a French-speaking university. Contact Laurier International for details.  In addition to the required courses, students who intend to go into teaching are advised to take FR260.

Honours BA French in Combination with another Honours BA Program

The requirements are the same as for Honours French Language and Literature except that a minimum of 8.0 credits in French is required.

 


 
French Minor (2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar)

Three (3.0) credits in total including: FR230, FR231 and an additional 0.5 credit in French language; and in culture; three of: FR232, FR233, FR234, FR235, FR236, FR237, FR238, FR385.

 
French Course Offerings in 2014-2015

FR101 Introductory French I 0.5

FR102 Introductory French II 0.5

FR230 Practical French I 0.5

FR231 Practical French II 0.5

FR232 French Culture I: The French Battlefield from Fortified Castles to the Saint-Barthélémy 0.5

FR234 French Culture III: From the "Arc de Triomphe" to the "Tour Eiffel" 0.5

FR235 French Culture IV: Modern Times 0.5

FR237 Québec Culture II: From French Canadian to Québécois 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

FR330 Advanced Translation I 0.5  

FR332 Famous Couples in 17th-Century French Literature 0.5


FR334 Self and Other 0.5

FR360 Atelier in Composition and Stylistics 0.5

FR385 Innovations in French Cinema 0.5

FR435 The Search for Identity 0.5

FR437 The Power of Words in Québec Literature after 1960 0.5

FR438 Francophone Cultures through the Mystery Novel 0.5

 

 
Guide for proper French levels

Students are expected to register in the correct level of French based on their highest level of French, completed in high school.

The following is a guideline for proper placement in the various levels of French courses offered:

Highest grade level completed:

Course to register in:

Grade 9 Core French or below

FR101

Grade 10 Core French

FR102

Grade 11 Core French

FR102

Grade 12 Core French

FR230

Grade 12 French AP level 4

FR231

Grade 12 French Immersion

FR250 or FR245

Graduation from a French high school

FR360 *Consult with Academic Advisor

 
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
2014 Cross Registration with University of Waterloo Document
2013 Guide to Proper French Level Document