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
You can take a major in French as one of the two components of your double major for a BA. 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.
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.
You must pass the following courses as part of the French major:
- EUROPEAN 100
- One course from FRENCH 204, 214, 218, 229, 239, 241, 244, 269, 279
- Two courses from FRENCH 304, 305, 377, 378
- One course from FRENCH 306, 308, 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.
You will need to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration to ensure you are enrolling in the right course for your level. This will be provided to you through Student Services Online after you have enrolled.