Spoken in 47 countries, French is a language of major significance in the international arena. The French Programme, which is part of the Department of Languages and Cultures, offers a full range of courses for all levels, from Introductory French for beginners to postgraduate programmes for advanced students.
You will study the French language and French literature, art and culture. Work in the language laboratory of the Language Learning Centre and in oral classes with native French speakers forms an important part of the programme.
With the aid of films, video material, computer assisted language learning programmes and through contact with native speakers, you are encouraged to use the French language as much as possible, both in and out of class.
- Diploma in Language (DipLang)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework))
- Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis))
See the full list of French (FREN) papers.
Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in French
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Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in French
FREN 131 Introductory French 1
FREN 132 Introductory French 2
GLBL 101 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
FREN 232 Intermediate French
FREN 233 French for Professional Purposes
FREN 333 Advanced French 1
FREN 334 Advanced French 2
Note: Students with previous knowledge of French will be placed in FREN language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in French.
180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in French
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in French
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in French is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in French
FREN 441 Advanced Topics in French, and
two other approved 400-level papers
Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in French
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in French or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in French must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in French prior to undertaking the thesis.
Minor Subject Requirements
French as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
Five FREN papers, at least three of which must be above 100-level, including at least one at 300-level.