Major in French Language, Literatures and Cultures

The Major is designed for students with intermediate or higher fluency in French language who are interested in developing their appreciation for Francophone literatures and cultures around the world.


Admission Requirements

Students who wish to pursue this program of study must have completed FREN 302 or demonstrated a proficiency level of B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Degree Requirements

  • FREN 311 (3) Introduction to Literature in French
  • FREN 321 (3) Critical Writing
  • FREN 352 (3) French Grammar
  • FREN 353 (3) Advanced French Grammar
  • FREN 401 (3) Upper-Intermediate French I *
  • FREN 402 (3) Upper-Intermediate French II *

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* If you are a native French speaker or heritage speaker, you may be exempt from FREN 401 and FREN 402. Please contact FHIS Student Programs Coordinator using this online form.

Cluster A: French Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to the Revolution

  • FREN 331 (3) Arts, Cultures and Society from the Middle Ages to the Revolution
  • FREN 407 (3) Medieval French Literature
  • FREN 408 (3) Renaissance: Studies in 16th-century French Literature
  • FREN 409 (3) Ancients and Moderns: Studies in 17th-century French Literature
  • FREN 410 (3) Enlightenment and Revolution: Studies in 18th-century French Literature
  • FREN 450 (3) Old French
  • FREN 484 (3) History of the Book
  • FREN 485 (3) Early Encounters: Travel Literature and Colonial Writing in French

Cluster B: French Literature and Culture since the Revolution

  • FREN 341 (3) Arts, Cultures and Society from Romanticism to the Present Day
  • FREN 413 (3) Tradition and Modernity: Studies in 19th-century French Literature
  • FREN 414 (3) The Modern and Contemporary French Novel
  • FREN 415 (3) French Digital Culture
  • FREN 416 (3) Contemporary French Literature and Culture
  • FREN 417 (3) Popular Fiction
  • FREN 427 (3) French Cinema
  • FREN 480 (3) French Theory

Cluster C: Francophone Literatures and Cultures

  • FREN 330 (3) Introduction to Quebec Literature
  • FREN 418 (3) African and Caribbean Francophone Literatures
  • FREN 428 (3) Francophone Cinema
  • FREN 430 (3) Quebec Literature and Culture
  • FREN 440 (3) Francophonie: History and Current Debates
  • FREN 441 (3) Francophone Literatures and Cultures of North America
  • FREN 442 (3) Cultures of the Francophone World
  • FREN 443 (3) Postcolonial Studies

Cluster D: Language and Linguistics

  • FREN 357 (3) Translation
  • FREN 370 (3) Introduction to French Linguistics
  • FREN 451 (3) French Phonetics
  • FREN 457 (3) Advanced Translation
  • FREN 460 (3) History of the French Language
  • FREN 470 (3) Studies in Modern French Linguistics
  • FREN 472 (3) Morphology and Syntax of the French Language
  • FREN 474 (3) Lexicology and Semantics of the French Language
  • FREN 476 (3) French Language and Societies
  • FREN 477 (3) Contemporary Varieties of French
  • FREN 496 (3) Research Seminar in French Language and Linguistics

Special Topics

  • FREN 419 (3) Women’s Writing
  • FREN 420 (3) Selected Topics in French Literature and Culture
  • FREN 455 (3) Creative Writing in French
  • FREN 495 (3) Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture
  • FREN 498 (3) Directed Reading

Program Diagram

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For students who declared their Major prior to June 2021 and wish to follow the former requirements prior to the curriculum change:


Declaring a Major


Course Planning

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