Program Information

School: Bishop’s University
Faculty: Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: French Language and Literature, General
Description: The Département d’études françaises et québécoises offers courses in the following areas: French as a Second Language, French as a Foreign Language; French grammar; translation; linguistics; Quebec literature; French literature. The objectives of these courses are to allow students to speak, read and write French correctly and with ease and to become familiar with the broad lines of French and Quebec literatures, while studying certain works or periods more thoroughly.

These programs are designed for students who wish to specialize in French as a Second Language or Études françaises et québécoises. Often, but not necessarily, students in these programs are planning to pursue their studies at the Master’s level. Each is composed of 60 credits (20 courses) with the combined designations FRE and FRA for Honours in French as a Second Language, and FRA only for an Honours in Études françaises et québécoises. Up to 9 credits (3 courses) in appropriate fields, previously approved by the Department, could be counted as cognates. Students must maintain an average of at least 70%, calculated on the best 60 credits in the Honours discipline (including cognates), in order to graduate with an Honours degree in any Division of Humanities.

URL: French at Bishop’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost estimate is per 30 credits. Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Students applying to Bishop’s are expected to have graduated from CEGEP (or equivalent), obtained their DEC and maintained a minimum CRC-score of 23. Applicants must have completed French 202 or the equivalent and/or have previous experience with literature in French.