FRENCH

Offered: Minor, Concentration

Introduction

The French Program is designed to help students acquire the essential skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, while at the same time imparting to them a love for French-speaking people. Through the study of language, literature, and civilization, our program attempts to span the globe by exploring the past and present cultures of France, Quebec and other areas of French Canada, and other francophone countries. All levels of language study are offered. During the summer, various study trips to France or Quebec are available.

Programs

Our French Program consists of two streams.

The French Studies stream is for those who have completed Grade 11 French or FREN 101, 102. While this stream focuses mainly on the development of language skills, all language courses include cultural content. Students may choose to study some literature at the upper level.

Our Language and Literature stream incorporates the study of both language and literature, and is directed towards those who have completed Grade 12 French.

Both of these streams lead to a minor or concentration in French. For those students not planning to complete a minor or concentration, but who take at least five French courses, we offer Letter of Proficiency, which is very useful to include in a job application.

For More Information . . .

Please check the Academic Calendar for full course listings in French. Also see World Languages and Cultures for more information on the two French streams. Students: to see current or upcoming listings, please check the course timetable on Student Portal. For any other inquiries, please consult one of our contacts listed below.

Please check the Academic Calendar online for full course listings and detailed description of major in World Languages and Cultures. Students: to see current or upcoming listings, please check the course timetable on Student Portal. For any other inquiries, please consult one of our contacts listed below.

Contact Information

Dr. Kelsey Haskett, Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures
Ludmilla Plenits, Faculty Assistant

Offices located in RNT Upper (east wing)