University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs


Department of French Studies, College of Arts

All language courses carry full credit. Please note that students with Ontario Grade 12 credit or its equivalent in French are not normally admitted into 44-110. Students with OAC French or its equivalent are not normally admitted into44-111. Any exception must have the approval of the Chair of French Studies prior to registration. Students majoring in French are advised to take elective courses in another Romance language and in Latin.

It is also recommended that students include 24-100 and62-100 among the electives in order to derive the maximum benefit from their studies. Except where stated otherwise, literary texts are, at all levels, studied in the original language. Students registering in French courses are expected to have the appropriate academic background.

Studies in Quebec or Abroad

The Department of French Studies encourages students to spend 1 or 2 semesters in a French-speaking province or country or to pursue their studies in an immersion program at the university level. Credit for programs of study successfully completed may be applied towards the University of Guelph degree requirements. Requests should be addressed well in advance of registration to the Chair of French Studies. A letter of permission is required (see the Section VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations). Students may also take advantage of federal-provincial programs such as the Second-Language Monitor program.

Year in Nice

A special year-long program in Nice, France, is offered to Guelph students at semester levels 5 and 6. All courses for which transfer credits have been arranged are credited at Guelph without the need for letters of permission; students pay only Guelph academic fees and are eligible for OSAP. For further information see the Chair of French Studies.

General Program Area of Concentration

A minimum of 10 French courses is required:

Honours Program Major

Honours Program Minor


  1. Students are strongly urged to take 1 language course each semester and to take at least 1 of the civilization courses.
  2. Students in the general program may take 400 level courses, but must previously have taken 44-352.
  3. Students contemplating graduate studies in French should take 44-404 44-478and 44-480.
  4. Students of French are encouraged to take advantage of the French residence on this campus. Applications for accommodation in the Maison Francaise should be made well in advance of registration.
  5. 44-109, 44-110 and 44-111 are not counted toward a specialization in French.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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