Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: French Studies
Description: Studying French at university is a strategic move that could lead to a rich career in a wide variety of fields including teaching, the civil service, translation, library science, communications, and marketing. Linguistics and cultural diversity are at the cutting edge of a rapidly globalizing world in which bilingual individuals are expected to play a crucial role. The undergraduate French degree program may also lead to studying French language and literature at the graduate level.

The French Studies program at the University of Waterloo includes language courses leading to proficiency in reading, writing and speaking French. While some courses deal with all of these skills, others are aimed specifically at improving conversation ability. There are also courses designed to provide knowledge necessary to conduct standard business practice in French. Courses are offered tracing the development of French culture throughout the world in areas such as politics, music, and art. Courses in linguistics provide an introduction to a basic theoretic reflection on language and an opportunity for more advanced study in this area. Literature courses are offered covering all genres and all periods of French-Canadian and French literatures using many different critical approaches.

URL: French at Renison University College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Books and supplies: $2,000

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Eligibility for graduation in the Honours French academic plan includes successful fulfillment of the following requirements: Appropriate Program-level requirements. See Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements. French Studies Plan-level requirements: at least ten academic course units (20 courses) in French Studies with a minimum cumulative average of 75%, including: one of FR 192A, FR 192B FR 197, FR 297 one of FR 263, FR 276 four language courses from FR 300A, FR 351, FR 353, FR 355, FR 392A, FR 392B, FR 400, FR 452 four literature or culture courses at the 300-level or above two additional FR courses at the 300-level or above