Undergraduate study in French

What you can study in French

There are French language acquisition courses for every level, including beginners. You also have a choice of courses on French literature and culture, with some taught in French. Study possibilities include French literature, film, history, medieval studies, linguistics and translation. You also have opportunities to take Study Abroad courses in a French speaking country.

Structuring your major in French

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in French as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Taking a Module in French

If you would like to study French alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in French. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the French major:

  • EUROPEAN 100
  • One course from FRENCH 214, 218, 229, 239, 241, 244, 279
  • Two courses from FRENCH 304, 305, 377, 378
  • One course from FRENCH 306, 314, 320, 322, 329, 331, 339, 341, 344, 349, 379
  • Two courses from EUROPEAN 200-378

Enrolling in French language courses for the first time

If you have no or limited knowledge of French, please enrol in FRENCH 101 or FRENCH 101G. The University may cancel your enrolment at any time if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language.

If you have studied French before or know it from home, please apply for an enrolment concession for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge. You might be prompted to sit a placement test.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying French, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.