Students pursuing a bachelor of arts with a major in French will normally take the following courses in their first year:

English 1090
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course
French 15011-4 French 15023-4
first required quantitative reasoning (QR) course  second required QR course
minor program course minor program course
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
  1. Selection of a French course depends on your background and ability in French. You should refer to the French course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester French course.
  2. If you are unsure of the course to select, or have difficulty registering for your intended French course, you should contact the Department.
  3. When choosing first-year French courses, you should keep in mind that you may want to take advantage of the Frecker Program in second year. Admission to this program is competitive based on your final grades from French 1502.
  4. Native speakers of French 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. Consult the with the Department of Modern Langugages, Literatures and Cultures to be placed at the appropriate level.
  5. It is strongly recommended that students in the French major program complete Classics 1120 or Language 2800 or Linguistics 2800.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures or contact the undergraduate program director.