Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.12 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 and are designated by FREN.

11.12.1 French Major Program

Students completing a French Major Program, depending on the student's program and point of entry into the program, may wish to follow Table 1 Course Pattern for Major in French, On-Campus (Entry Point FREN 1500), Table 2 Course Pattern for Major in French, On-Campus (Entry Point FREN 2100, or Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option below.

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

    1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;

    2. 2100 and 2101;

    3. 2300;

    4. At least 6 credit hours chosen from 2601, 2602 and 2900;

    5. 3100 and 3101;

    6. At least 6 credit hours chosen from 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506, 3507, 3508;

    7. At least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level; and

    8. An extra 3 credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

  2. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the time of their graduation, all students majoring in French must have spent at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement.

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

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

Table 1 Course Pattern for Major in French, On Campus (Entry Point FREN 1500)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1500
  • Minor Subject
  • Numeracy
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • Elective
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject

The Frecker program may be done in the fourth semester (see Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501). Third and fourth year courses can then be spread over the four remaining semesters. Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • FREN 365X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
Table 2 Course Pattern for Major in French, On Campus (entry point FREN 2100)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 2100
  • Minor Subject
  • Numeracy
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • Elective
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 2101
  • Minor Subject
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject

The Canadian Third Year in Nice can be completed in the 5th and 6th semesters (see Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501). Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject

The Canadian Third Year in Nice can be completed in the 5th and 6th semesters (see Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501). Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • Numeracy
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • Elective
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject

The Study-Away Option may include a summer bursary program. Information regarding bursary programs is available at www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/bursaries.html.

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

    1. 2100 and 2101

    2. 3100 or 3101

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

  3. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the time of their graduation, all students minoring 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. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement.

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

11.12.3 Honours Degree in French

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

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

    1. no more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;

    2. 2100 and 2101;

    3. 2300;

    4. at least 6 credit hours chosen from 2601, 2602 and 2900;

    5. 3100 and 3101;

    6. at least 6 credit hours chosen from 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506, 3507, 3508;

    7. a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 4000 level including French 4900 and 4999; and

    8. an extra 6 credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

  2. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and 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. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances.

  3. No more than 24 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Honours program in French.

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

11.12.4 Joint Honours
  1. 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.

  2. The Joint Honours program in French shall include at least 51 credit hours in French including the same requirements as the French Major.

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

  4. 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.

  5. No more than 18 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Joint Honours program in French.

11.12.5 Transfer Credit for Language Courses
  1. 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.

  2. 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 beginning such a program. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

11.12.6 Frecker Program
  1. 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.

  2. Students wanting to complete the Frecker Program may wish to follow Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501) below.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

  5. Students who are admitted to this program will register for French 2100, 2101, 2300, 2900, and 2602.

Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • Numeracy
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • Elective
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Frecker Program
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 33XX, or FREN 365X, or FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
11.12.7 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 co-ordinator 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. Students should consult the Head of the Department regarding course selection.

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. Les étudiants et étudiantes doivent consulter la direction du département concernant le choix des cours.

Students wanting to complete the Frecker Program may wish to follow Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501) below.

Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • Numeracy
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • Elective
  • 3 credit hours in English
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • Research/Writing
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be done in the next semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Third Year in Nice
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • FREN 3102 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France), (FREN 3102 can be substituted for French 3100 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites)
  • FREN 3507 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France)
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Third Year in Nice
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • FREN 3103 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France) (FREN 3103 can be substituted for French 3101 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites)
  • FREN 3508 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France)
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective/FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective/FREN
  • Elective/FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
11.12.8 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.

11.12.9 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 and are designated by ITAL.

11.12.10 Spanish

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

11.12.10.1 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.

11.12.10.2 Spanish Minor Program

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

11.12.10.3 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.