Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
9.15 French and Spanish

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The Department of French and Spanish offers the following programs:

  1. French Major

  2. French Minor

  3. Honours Degree in French

  4. Joint Honours in French

  5. Frecker program in French Immersion

  6. Canadian Third Year In Nice

  7. Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS)

  8. Spanish Major

  9. Spanish Minor

Native speakers of French, Spanish or Italian and students with near-native fluency will not normally receive credit for courses taken at the first year level in their native language nor will they be allowed to challenge for credit at the first year level. Such students shall consult the Department to be placed at the appropriate level.

French course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, French.

9.15.1 French Major Program

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

  1. 2100 and 2101 OR 2159 and 2160

  2. 2300

  3. 2601 and 2602

  4. 3100 and 3101

  5. At least two of 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504 or 3506

  6. At least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level

Notes:

  1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Major in French.

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

  3. 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.

  4. It is strongly recommended that students in the Major program complete Classics 1120.

9.15.2 French Minor Program

Students who choose French as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in French, including:

  1. 2100 and 2101 OR 2159 and 2160

  2. 3100 OR 3101

Notes:

  1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Minor in French.

  2. No more than 6 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Minor in French.

9.15.3 Honours Degree in French

In addition to the following regulations students are advised to see the General Regulations for Honours Degrees.

An Honours degree in French shall consist of at least 60 credit hours in French, including:

  1. 2100 and 2101 or 2159 and 2160

  2. 2300

  3. 2601 and 2602

  4. 3100 and 3101

  5. At least two of 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504 or 3506

  6. A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 4000 level, including French 4900 and 4999.

Notes:

  1. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French.

  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 24 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Honours program in French.

9.15.4 Joint Honours

French may be combined with any other subject approved in the General Regulations to form a Joint Honours program. Students 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 the same requirements as the French Major with the exception of a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 4000 level.

Notes:

  1. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French beyond the first-year level.

  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 18 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Joint Honours program in French.

9.15.5 Transfer Credit for Language Courses

Students who successfully complete French or Spanish language programs offered by recognized universities and colleges in Canada and elsewhere may apply to have their courses evaluated for equivalent Memorial University of Newfoundland 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 a 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 University of Newfoundland. 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 9 transfer credit hours in either French or Spanish at the first-year level, and 18 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.

9.15.6 Frecker Program

The Frecker Program is a one-semester immersion program offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland in St-Pierre. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 15 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 Memorial University of Newfoundland 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 French 2100, 2101, 2300, 2900, and 2601 or 2602.

9.15.7 Canadian Third Year in Nice Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland is a member of a consortium of Canadian universities (with Guelph University, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor), which offer the Canadian Third Year in Nice Program. This program enables students to spend a full academic year studying at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in the South of France. Canadian Students participating in this program are accompanied by a faculty member from one of the Canadian universities participating in the program. This person teaches two of the five courses which students complete each semester in Nice, the other three being chosen from the offerings of the Université de Nice. Specific Memorial University of Newfoundland credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses taught by the Canadian coordinator and specified and/or unspecified credits are awarded for the courses offered by the Université de Nice. All courses completed under this program will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Fall Semester courses will be completed between October and January each year, Winter Semester courses between February and May. This follows the time frame of Sessions I and II at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

L’université Memorial fait partie du consortium des universités canadiennes qui offre le programme Canadian Third Year in Nice (avec Guelph University, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor). Ce programme permet à des étudiants et étudiantes de passer une année académique à l’université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis dans le sud de la France. Les étudiant/e/s et canadien/ne/s qui participent à ce programme sont encadrés par un/e professeur/e d’une des universités qui participent à ce programme. Chaque semestre, cette personne enseigne deux cours sur les cinq. Les trois autres cours sont choisis parmi les cours enseignés à l’université de Nice. Les cours de l'enseignant/e canadien/ne donneront droit à des crédits spécifiés, alors que les cours suivis avec les professeur/e/s niçois/es donneront droit à des crédits spécifiés et/ou non spécifiés. Le calendrier sera différent de celui de l’université Memorial: les cours d’automne auront lieu de septembre à janvier et ceux d’hiver de février à mai, suivant le calendrier des sessions I et II de l’université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis.

9.15.7.1 Program of Study

Session I (Fall Semester):

  • 3102 French Language Studies at Nice (I)
  • 3102 Études de la langue française à Nice (I)
  • 3507 Advanced French Studies at Nice (I)
  • 3507 Études françaises à Nice (I)

Session II (Winter Semester):

  • 3103 French Language Studies at Nice (II)
  • 3103 Études de la langue française à Nice (II)
  • 3508 Advanced French Studies at Nice (II)
  • 3508 Études françaises à Nice (II)

Notes:

  1. The above-mentioned courses are offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France. Les cours mentionnés ci-dessus ne sont offerts qu’à l’Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis en France.

  2. French 3102/3103 can be substituted for French 3100/3101 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites. Les cours Français 3102/3103 pourront remplacer les cours Français 3100/3101 pour satisfaire aux exigences du programme de français.

  3. Students should consult the Head of the Department regarding course selection. Les étudiants et étudiantes doivent consulter la direction du département concernant le choix des cours.

9.15.8 Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS)

The exchange program with the Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS) in Lorient, France, is a one semester immersion program (January to May) offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland at the third and/or fourth year level. Specified and/or unspecified Memorial University of Newfoundland credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses taken at UBS.

Le programme d’échanges avec l’université de Bretagne Sud à Lorient, France, est un programme d’immersion d’un semestre aux niveaux de la troisième et/ou de la quatrième année. Les cours suivis à l’UBS donneront droit à des crédits spécifiés et/ou non spéficiés de Memorial University of Newfoundland.

9.15.9 Italian

The Department of French and Spanish offers introductory Italian courses.

Italian course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Italian.

9.15.10 Spanish

Spanish course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Spanish.

9.15.10.1 Spanish Major Program

A Major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Spanish chosen from the courses listed under the Spanish Course Descriptions.

Note:

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

9.15.10.2 Spanish Minor Program

A Minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Spanish from the courses listed below.

9.15.10.3 Study Abroad Programs in Spanish

The Spanish section of the Department of French and Spanish offers students the opportunity of participating in Study Abroad programs in Spanish. These programs are designed to provide an intensive immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country each summer. On successful completion of one of these programs, students will be awarded specific credits applicable to their academic program at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

A Study Abroad program in Spanish will be offered each summer, provided that there is sufficient enrolment. All such courses will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Students will be required to register for either SPAN 2010/2020 or SPAN 3010/3020 in any one program.

Students who are unsure whether they meet the prerequisites for SPAN 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, or 6900 should consult the Co-ordinator for Spanish.

Spanish course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Spanish.