Modern Languages Majors

General Information

The Department of Modern Languages offers majors in the following areas:

Requirements for the French Major in the Faculty of Arts and Science

Majors must successfully complete a minimum of 15 courses in French.

Required courses:

1. One of the following pairs (a. or b.):

a. Non-Immersion Pair (for students who have completed French 30, French 31, or equivalent)

  • French 1500 - Intermediate Language I
  • French 2000 - Intermediate Language II

Note: Students who have not completed French 30 or French 31 (or equivalent) should begin their program with French 1000 and/or French 1100 depending on the placement test (see the Department Placement Policy). These courses will count among the five additional courses in French.

OR

b. Immersion Pair (for students who have completed French Language Arts 30, Français 30, or equivalent)

  • French 2001 - Intermediate Language for Immersion Graduates
  • One additional course in French

2. French 2300 - Introduction to Modern Literature and Literary Analysis

3. French 3001 - Advanced Language I

4. French 3100 - Survey of Pre-Revolutionary French Literature

5. One of:

  • French 4001 - Advanced Language II
  • French 4002 - Advanced Studies in Language (Series)

6. Three additional courses in French at the 3000/4000 level

7. One additional course in French at the 4000 level

8. Five additional courses in French

Note: French 2250 will count toward the maximum number of French courses allowed in the Arts and Science French major but not toward the minimum 15 courses required for this major, except for students in the BA/BEd program.

Suggested Sequencing Plan

Refer to the suggested sequencing plan for the French major in the BA program.

Summary: French major

Minimum number of French courses required 15
Number of cognate courses required 0
Total number of courses required for the French major 15
(Independent Study - Optional; may be counted in required courses for major)

Requirements for the French/Spanish Major in the Faculty of Arts and Science

Majors must successfully complete a minimum of 16 courses which must include:

1. A minimum of eight courses in French

2. A minimum of eight courses in Spanish

3. Five courses must be at the 3000/4000 level

Suggested Sequencing Plan

Please refer to the suggested sequencing plan.

Summary: French/Spanish

Total number of courses required for the French/Spanish major 16
(Independent Study - Optional; may be counted in required courses for major)

A maximum of 20 courses from the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics may be counted toward any of these majors. Requirements for each of these majors are outlined in the academic calendar.

It is recommended that as part of the requirements for the major students should participate for one semester in a Visiting Student program approved by the Department.

With the approval of the Department Chair, students who have completed a minimum of two courses at the 2000 level in French with a minimum grade of ‘C-’ in each may take advantage of the Department’s French Visiting Student program. For details, see the French Off-Campus Studies Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics.

With the approval of the Department Chair, students who have completed a minimum of two courses at the 2000 level in Spanish with a minimum grade of ‘C-’ in each may take advantage of the Department’s Spanish Visiting Student Program. For details, see the Spanish Off-Campus Studies Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics.

For information on the Combined BA/BEd Degree in Modern Languages (majors and minors), see the Part 13 in the Calendar which outlines the program requirements for Combined Degrees.

For information on the Combined BA/BMgt Degree in Modern Languages, see the Part 13 in the Calendar which outlines the program requirements for Combined Degrees.

Students considering Graduate Studies should seek advice from the relevant Language Section Advisor in the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics.