2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

French Studies (FREN)

School of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts

All language courses carry 0.50 credits. Please note that students with Ontario Grade 12 credit or its equivalent in French are not normally admitted into FREN*1100. Francophone students may start the program with second-year courses conditional upon approval by the Faculty Advisor. Students majoring in French are advised to take elective courses in another Romance language and in Latin.

It is also recommended that students include CLAS*1000 and LING*1000 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 French program 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 Director of the School of Languages and Literatures. A letter of permission is required (see the Section VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations & Procedures). 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 Head of French Studies.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 French credits taught in French is required, including FREN*1200, FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*2520, FREN*3520.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 8.00 French credits taught in French is required, including:

  1. FREN*1200, FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*2520, FREN*3230

  2. at least 0.50 credits from FREN*2500, FREN*2540

  3. at least 2.00 additional credits from FREN*3000, FREN*3010, FREN*3020, FREN*3070, FREN*3150, FREN*3200, FREN*3210, FREN*3220, FREN*3240, FREN*3290, FREN*3560

  4. at least 1.00 credits from FREN*3500, FREN*3520, FREN*3530

  5. at least 1.50 credits at the 4000 level

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 French credits taught in French is required, including:

  1. FREN*1200, FREN*2020, FREN*2030, FREN*2060, FREN*2520, FREN*3520

  2. 1.00 credits in French literature from FREN*3000, FREN*3010, FREN*3020, FREN*3070, FREN*3240, FREN*3290, FREN*3560, FREN*4300

  3. 1.00 additional credits from French


  1. Students are strongly urged to take 0.50 language credits each semester.

  2. Students in the general program may take 4000 level courses, but must previously have taken FREN*3520.

  3. Students of French are encouraged to take advantage of the French residence on this campus. Applications for accommodation in the Maison Française should be made well in advance of registration.

  4. FREN*1000, FREN*1090, FREN*1100, FREN*1150, FREN*1120 are not counted toward a specialization in French.

  5. Native speakers of French (or non-francophone equivalent) will not normally be admitted into FREN*1200 and FREN*2030. It is recommended they start their program with FREN*2020, FREN*2060, FREN*2500, or FREN*2520 with the approval of the Faculty Advisor.