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Programs of Study in French

Arts and Science students must enroll in a program upon completing their fourth full credit towards a degree via their College Registrar’s offices or the Student Web Services (ROSI). No minimum GPA is required for enrolment in any of the French programs. Students must familiarize themselves with the requirements of their intended program and should consult an Academic Counsellor whenever clarifications are needed.

The Department reserves the right to place students in the language course appropriate to their level of linguistic competence, based on the results of a placement test. Since 100, 200, 300 and 400-level FSL courses correspond to levels of competence in French, a student may be recommended to enroll in a course at a higher level than his/her year of study. The placement test, available at www.lang.utoronto.ca/placement/french is mandatory for all students who wish to register in an FRE or FSL course for the first time (except true beginners who have no knowledge of French). The placement test can be taken only ONCE and the results of the first test will prevail in the event of several attempts. Ideally, the placement test should be taken in the preceding term of the course students intend to register in, (e.g. for a Fall term or Y course, students should take the placement test in the summer term, prior to their registration date on ROSI and before the beginning of classes). Students not having access to a computer capable of managing sound files should write to french.placement@utoronto.ca to arrange to take the test at the Department of French.

While FSL221Y1 is required in all programs, students placed at a higher level by the Placement Test will replace FSL221Y1 with another course.

Note :

FSL 100H1, FSL 102H1, and FSL 121Y1 do not count towards any Specialist, Major or Minor programs in French but can be used to satisfy degree breadth requirements.

Students are reminded that they must NOT take FSL courses in reverse order (e.g., FSL221 following FSL321). FSL 271H cannot be taken after or concurrently with FSL 321Y, FSL 375Y, FSL 421Y, FSL 442H, FSL 443H.

FSL 221Y is our 1st language course which is mandatory for all our minor, major and specialist programs. In order to ensure that students have a solid knowledge of the structure of the French language (written and oral) by the end of their program, a minimum grade of 63% is required in FSL221Y in order to move on to FSL321Y. Students may retake course or upgrade through a transfer credit obtained at a program such as Explore or Summer Abroad.

Exemptions from any required FSL or FRE courses do not reduce the total number of courses required for a program.

No auditing is allowed in FSL courses.

Students enrolled in two or more French programs are allowed to double-count only 1.0FCE towards their French programs.

The Department of French participates in the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Language Citation initiative for French. In order to receive a Language Citation in French Studies, students should have completed two FSL courses at the 300+ level or two FRE courses at the 200+ level with a minimum mark of B-.

Students should note that the Language Citation is not equivalent to an academic program and that enrolment in a French program (Major, Minor or Specialist) is not necessary in order to earn the recognition bestowed.

Students who are not enrolled in a program in French may enroll in a FRE course of their choice as an elective with the Department’s permission, if they can demonstrate adequate competence in French. These students may submit their written assignments in English.

What can I do with a degree in Literature? Possible career paths include:

• Career in Media, Public Relations, Journalism, Publishing, Editing, Copywriting

• Library and Information Sciences, Research

• Foreign Services/Foreign Affairs Specialist, International Development, Political Aid

What can I do with a degree in Linguistics? Possible career paths include:

• Career in Health Professions such as Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Audiology

• Teaching Language or Second language acquisition

• Career in Media, Public Relations, Journalism, Publishing, Editing, Copywriting, Technical Writing

• Language, Voice, Speech, Text Recognition, Synthesis Programming

• Bilingual Customer Service Specialist

What can I do with a degree in French as a Second language? Career paths include:

• Bilingual Customer Services; Hospitality Industry; Travel Agent; Flight Attendant; Immigration Officer; Customs Officer

Students are reminded that they must NOT take FSL courses in reverse order.

What can I do with a degree in French Language Learning? Career paths include:

• Teaching; Translation; Public Relations Officer; Communication Specialist

• Journalism; International development

Students must satisfy the subject post requirements as outlined the year in which they registered in the program. Students having registered in these subject posts in previous year should consult the brochure from their year of registration.

French Language and Literature (Arts program AS SPE/MAJ 1295)

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Specialist program (11 full courses or their equivalent):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1 (63%), 321Y1, 442H1, 443H1. Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL 221Y1 may replace it with any FRE 200+ or 300+ level course. Students exempted from FSL 321Y1 may replace it with two FRE half-courses at the 300+ level.

2. FRE 240H1, FRE 241H1, FRE 210H1, FRE 250H1

3. FRE 272H1, 273H1

4. FRE 344H1

5. 1.5 full-course equivalents in the History of French Literature stream: FRE 318H1, FRE 319H1, FRE 320H1, FRE 324H1, FRE 326H1; 1.0 full-course equivalent in the Problematics and Media Studies stream: FRE 304H1, FRE 308H1, FRE 310H1, FRE 334H1, FRE 336H1, FRE 345H1; 0.5 full-course equivalent in the Cultural and Social Contexts stream: FRE 314H1, FRE 332H1

6. 1.0 full-course equivalent in FRE literary courses at the 400 level

7. 0.5 additional full-course equivalent at the 300 + level among the Department’s course offerings

Please note that students must complete FRE 240H1, FRE 241H1 and FRE 344H1 before taking any FRE 400-level courses.

Major program (8 full courses or their equivalent)

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1 (63%), FSL 321Y1. Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL 221Y1 may replace it with any FRE 200+ or 300+level course. Students exempted from FSL 321Y1 may replace it with two FRE half-courses at the 300+ level.

2. FRE 240H1, FRE 241H1, FRE 210H1/FRE 250H1

3. FRE 272H1/FRE 273H1

4. FRE 344H1

5. 1.0 full-course equivalent in the History of French Literature stream as follows: 0.5 full-course equivalent from FRE 318H1/FRE 319H1/FRE 320H1 and 0.5 full-course equivalent from FRE 324H1/FRE 326H1; 1.0 full-course equivalent in the Problematics and Media Studies stream from FRE 304H1, FRE 308H1, FRE 310H1, FRE 334H1, FRE 336H1, FRE 345H1; 0.5 full-course equivalent in the Cultural and Social Contexts stream from FRE 314H1, FRE 332H1

6. 1.0 full-course equivalent in FRE literary courses at the 400 level

Please note that students must complete FRE 240H1, FRE 241H1 and FRE 344H1 before taking any 400-level courses.

French Language and French Linguistics (Arts programs AS SPE/MAJ 0525)

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Specialist program (10 full courses or their equivalent):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1 (63%). Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from this course must replace it with FSL 271H1 and any FSL or FRE half-course. FSL 271H1 must be completed before enrolling in any higher-level FSL course.

2. FRE 272H1, 273H1 274H1; 1.0 full-course equivalent among FRE 210H1/240H1/ 250H1; FSL 321Y1 (Students exempted from this course may replace it with any FRE course)

3. FRE 376H1, 378H1 and 1.0 full-course equivalent in Stream A (see below) at the 300 level; FRE 383H1 and 1.0 full-course equivalent in Stream B at the 300 level

4. 2.0 full-course equivalents in French Linguistics at the 400 level

Stream A - Structure of French: FRE 376H1 (mandatory), FRE 378H1 (mandatory), FRE 386H1, FRE 387H1, FRE 488H1, FRE 489H1, FRE 490Y1, FRE 491H1, FRE 492H1

Stream B - Use, acquisition and history of French: FRE 379H1, FRE 383H1 (mandatory) FRE 388H1, FRE 490Y1, FRE 491H1, FRE 492H1, JFL 477H1, JFL 478H1

Major program (8 full courses or their equivalent):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1 (63%). Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from this course must replace it with FSL 271H1 and any FSL or FRE half-course. FSL 271H1 must be completed before enrolling in any higher-level FSL course.

2. FRE 272H1, 273H1, 274H1; 1.0 full-course equivalent among FRE210H1/240H1/ 250H1; FSL 321Y1 (Students exempted from this course may replace it with any FRE course)

3. FRE 376H1, 378H1 (Stream A); FRE383H1 and 0.5 full-course equivalent in Stream B at the 300 level; any 300+ half-course in French linguistics

4. 1.0 full course equivalent French linguistics at the 400 level

Stream A - Structure of French: FRE 376H1 (mandatory), FRE 378H1 (mandatory), FRE 386H1, FRE 387H1, FRE 488H1, FRE 489H1, FRE 490Y1, FRE 491H1, FRE 492H1

Stream B - Use, acquisition and history of French: FRE 379H1, FRE 383H1 (mandatory), FRE 388H1, FRE 487H1, FRE 490Y1, FRE 491H1, FRE 492H1, JFL 477H1, JFL 478H1

French Language Learning; Arts Program AS MAJ 0120)

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Major program (8 full courses or their equivalent including at least 2.0 FRE courses at the 300+level):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1 (63%). Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from FSL221Y1 must replace it with FSL271H1 and any FSL or FRE half-course. FSL271H1 must be completed before enrolling in any higher-level FSL course.

2. 0.5 full-course equivalent among FRE210H1/FRE240H1/FRE250H1, FRE 272H1, FSL 321Y1 (Students exempted from this course may replace it with any FRE course), JFI 225Y1

3. FRE 379H1, FRE 383H1, FRE 384H1, FSL 421Y1/375Y1

4. FRE 388H1, FRE 483H1, FRE 485H1

French as a Second Language (Arts Program AS MIN 0555)

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Minor program (4 full courses or their equivalent):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL221Y1 (63%). Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from this course must replace it with FSL271H1 and any half-course listed in (4) below. FSL271H1 must be completed before enrolling in any higher-level FSL course.

2. FSL321Y1

3. FSL421Y1

4. 1.0 Course among the following: FSL375Y1, FSL442H1, FSL443H1, any 200+ FRE course

French Studies (Arts Program AS MIN 1135)

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Minor program (4 full courses or their equivalent):

This program has unlimited enrolment and no specific admission requirements. All students who have completed at least 4.0 courses are eligible to enroll.

1. FSL 221Y1. Students not placed in FSL 221Y1 or higher by the Placement test must first complete FSL 121Y1 before starting this program. Students exempted from this course must replace it with FSL271H1 and any half-course FRE.

2. Three FRE courses at the 200+ level including one at the 300/400 level

 

 

 

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Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993