UFV offers a major, an extended minor, and a minor in French as part of its Bachelor of Arts program. The primary goal of the French major is to enable graduates to acquire advanced levels in writing, reading, speaking, listening and interacting in French, one of Canada’s official languages. French major graduates will be well-prepared for employment in teaching French, translation, and working in bilingual positions such as those offered by the Federal Government, as well as in other areas of today’s globalized, multilingual workforce.
Three optional immersion courses at the fourth-year level have been developed in conjunction with a student exchange program between UFV’s French program and Université Laval. For more information, contact the department head or the Arts Advice Centre.
This section specifies the major discipline requirements only. Information on additional Bachelor of Arts requirements
can be found here, including the requirements for declaring a major. Please check the Bachelor of Arts residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.
Note: A minimum grade of C+ in FREN 219, as well as a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all
other courses applicable to the major, is required for graduation with a major in French. Successful completion of LING 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 is required prior to the declaration of a French Major.
For students entering UFV with no previous knowledge of French:
For those with French 12 or UFV's FREN 102:
In addition to the general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, students declaring a major in French will be required to complete the following courses.
Lower-level requirements: 21 credits
Upper-level requirements: 32 credits
Note: FREN 450, 451, and 452 are not offered at UFV; these courses are intended for students who participate in a formal exchange program, currently available at Université Laval.
At least 60 credits of the 120 BA credits must be completed at UFV, of which 30 must be upper-level. At least 15 upper-level credits that count toward the French major must be completed at UFV.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.
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