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The objective of the French programme is to bring participants to a high level of proficiency in the language and to acquire a sound knowledge of French society and culture as well as of the French-speaking world. The French programme is offered both as a major and a minor.

In order to declare a major in French, applicants must initially complete two introductory core language courses, i.e., FREN1001 and FREN1002 (12 credits in all). Students intending to major in French should achieve at least grade C- in FREN1002.

In their second, third, and fourth years of study, students pursuing a major in French must take a total of 54 credits of French courses which should normally be distributed as follows:

- 24 credits from courses at Level 2XXX (except FREN2221 and FREN2222), of which 12 credits must be from the core language courses, i.e., FREN2001 and FREN2002;

- 30 credits from courses at Level 3XXX, of which 12 credits must be from the core language courses, i.e., FREN3001 and FREN3002, and 6 credits from FREN3030, a ‘capstone’ course designed to allow the application of disciplinary knowledge and principles learned in the first, second and third years.

Finally, students will be strongly encouraged to participate in a 3 to 4-week linguistic stay in France or in a French-speaking country during the summer either between their second and third year or third and fourth year of studies.

BA Syllabus (2017-2018)

Learning Outcomes:
Students who have completed a BA programme in French should be able to:

• Analyze critically and to discuss perceptively major aspects of the French language, culture, society and history and their interconnectedness with Europe and the world
• Pursue a life-long interest for French language and culture as well as for speaking French
• Understand major issues and debates in France today and critically appraise common representations and misconceptions of this country
• Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and cultural environment of Europe, France and other French-speaking countries
• Demonstrate awareness of similarities and differences between the home and French cultures
• Summarize and discuss in the target language texts and topics in a subjective or objective way
• Use the French language in a coherent way to express their views and communicate their opinions in various situations
• Play a facilitating role in interactions with the Francophone world 

   
   
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