FACULTY OF ARTS

FRENCH AND SPANISH PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

FRENCH

FRENCH MAJOR PROGRAM

Students who choose French as their Major must complete at least 42 credit hours in French, including:

a) a maximum of 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;
b) a maximum of 15 credit hours at the 2000 level;
c) a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 4000 level.

NOTES: 1) By the time of their graduation, all students majoring in French must have spent at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

2) No more than 12 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Major in French.

3) It is strongly recommended that students in the Major Program complete Classics 1120 and 1121.

FRENCH MINOR PROGRAM

A minor consists of at least 24 credit hours in French and must include French 3100 or 3101.

NOTES: 1) No more than six transfer credit hours may be used to satisfy the minimum requirement of the Minor.

HONOURS DEGREE IN FRENCH

See General Regulations for Honours Degrees.

An Honours degree in French shall consist of at least 63 credit hours in French and must include:

a) a maximum of 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;
b) a maximum of 15 credit hours at the 2000 level;
c) a minimum of 21 credit hours at the 4000 level, including French 4999.

NOTES: All students completing the Honours program in French are required to complete Classics 1120 and 1121, or an equivalent acceptable to the Department. Students are strongly advised to complete this requirement as early as possible in their program.

2) By the time of their graduation, all students completing the Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.



3) No more than twenty-four transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Honours program in French.

JOINT HONOURS

French may be combined with any other subject approved in the General Regulations to form a Joint Honours program. Candidates will establish their program in consultation with the Heads of the Departments of their chosen Honours subjects.

The Joint Honours program in French shall include at least 51 credit hours in French, including:

a) a maximum of 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;
b) a maximum of 15 credit hours at the 2000 level;
c) a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 4000 level.

NOTES: 1) All students completing the Joint Honours Program in French are required to complete Classics 1120 and 1121, or an equivalent acceptable to the Department. Students are strongly advised to complete this requirement as early as possible in their program.

2) By the time of their graduation, all students completing the Joint Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

3) No more than eighteen transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Joint Honours program in French.

TRANSFER CREDIT FOR LANGUAGE COURSES

Students who successfully complete French language immersion programs offered by recognized universities and colleges in Canada and elsewhere may apply to have their courses evaluated for equivalent Memorial University credit. To do so, they must follow such procedures as may be specified by the Office of the Registrar; they may also be required to sit a placement test administered by the Department of French and Spanish. The result achieved on this placement test will influence any determination of the number and level of transfer credits to be awarded.

Students intending to participate in the Summer Language Bursary Program or the Student Fellowship Programs are particularly advised to consult the Head of the Department of French and Spanish before leaving Memorial. All students intending to request transfer of credit are strongly advised to obtain a Letter of Permission from the Office of the Registrar before registering for any course of study offered by another institution.

NOTES: 1) In any event, no more than nine transfer credit hours in French at the first-year level, and eighteen at the second-year level, may be granted to any student.

2) See specific program regulations for restrictions placed on the maximum number of transfer credit hours applicable to the Minor, Major, Honours and Joint Honours programs.

SPECIAL EXAMINATIONS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE

The Department of French and Spanish offers to students the opportunity to sit a Special Examination of Linguistic Competence in French and a Special Examination of Linguistic Excellence in French. These written and oral examinations, held each year during the Winter Semester, are intended to permit public recognition of superior proficiency in the French language by means of an entry on students' academic records. Any student registered in a Memorial University degree program may sit the annual examinations, but successful results will become final only on graduation from a degree program. The standard of attainment required to pass the Special Examination of Linguistic Competence in French will be approximately equivalent to that of a high 'B' in French 4100 or 4101; that for the Special Examination of Linguistic Excellence in French is equivalent to high standing at a more advanced level.

SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Students registered for French 1500, 1501, and 1502 whose overall final mark is less than 50% but no lower than 45F may write a supplementary examination subject to the following regulations:

1. Students will be admissible to the supplementary examination only if the average of all other components of the final mark is at least 50%.

2. The supplementary examination will normally be identical to the deferred examination, if any, administered in the same course for that semester and will in any case be written at the time of administration of deferred examinations and will be similar in content and level of difficulty to the final examination originally written.

3. Students who are eligible to sit the supplementary examination must apply to the department within one week following the release of final grades by the Office of the Registrar.

4. Students who pass the supplementary examination will receive a new final grade calculated according to the same method and weighting as the original, but with the mark on the supplementary examination replacing that given for the original written final examination. This new final grade, if higher than the original, will replace the original grade on the student's transcript, subject to the condition that the final mark will not exceed the student's pro-rated term mark. The student's transcript will indicate that the course result was earned as the result of a supplementary examination.

5. A student may write a supplementary examination for any one registration in a course only once; if the course result following the supplementary examination is a fail then the course must be repeated in order to obtain credit.

6. Students taking these courses through the College of the North Atlantic who successfully pass a supplementary examination will receive Memorial University credit for the course.

FRECKER PROGRAM

The Frecker Program is a one-semester immersion program offered by Memorial University in St-Pierre. Students who successfully complete this program will receive fifteen credit hours in French as specified in Note 3 below. All students will board with French families and will participate in extra-curricular activities designed to take full advantage of the French milieu.

NOTES: 1) The minimum prerequisites for admission to the program are successful completion of French 1502 and permission of the Head of the Department following written application. Admission to the program will be on a competitive basis and will depend on marks obtained in French courses at MUN and on instructors' recommendations.
2) The cost of room and board is partially subsidized by the Federal Government Bursary Program in the case of residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. (A limited number of non-bursary students may be admitted to the program.) 3) Students who are admitted to this program will register for 2100, 2101, 2300, 2900, and 2601 or 2602.


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