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Department of French
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
1602 Dunton Tower
613-520-2168
carleton.ca/french

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations, including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth Requirements (see Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree).

Students should consult the Department when planning their program and selecting courses.

English-speaking students who wish to graduate with a B.A. General or Honours are normally required to pass an oral examination testing their proficiency in spoken French. The examination normally takes place during the second year for B.A. General students and during the third year for B.A. Honours. Students have the option of repeating the examination during the following academic year.

Program Requirements

French
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from FREN 2100 [1.0] or FREN 2110 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit from FREN 2201 [1.0] or FYSM 1408 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in FREN 2401 [1.0];
  4. 0.5 credit in FREN 3050;
  5. 0.5 credit in FREN 3251 or FREN 3451;
  6. 2.0 credits at the 3000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 3212, FREN 3213, FREN 3214, FREN 3215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 3412 , FREN 3413, FREN 3414, FREN 3415;
  7. 2.0 credits at the 4000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 4212, FREN 4213, FREN 4214, FREN 4215, or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 4412, FREN 4413, FREN 4414, FREN 4415;
  8. 2.0 credits in FREN at the 3000-level or higher;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in FREN;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives (may include FREN).

Note: a maximum of 12.0 credits in FREN may be used toward the B.A. Honours in French.

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French Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (12 credits)
  1. 1.0 credit from FREN 2100 [1.0] or FREN 2110 [1.0] (See Note 1, below);
  2. 2.0 credits in (FREN 2201 [1.0] or FYSM 1408 [1.0]) and FREN 2401 [1.0];
  3. 1.5 credits in FREN 3050, FREN 3701, FREN 3702;
  4. 0.5 credit from FREN 3900 or FREN 3511;
  5. 1.0 credit in FREN at the 1100-level or above;
  6. 1.0 credit in FREN at the 4000-level;
  7. 5.0 credits approved French Interdisciplinary Electives (see Note 2, below):
    1. 1.0 credit from HIST 1300 [1.0], CDNS 1000  [1.0];
    2. 1.0 credit from PSCI 2001 [1.0] or (PSCI 2002 and PSCI 2003;
    3. 3.0 credits from CGSC 2001, ENGL 2808 [1.0], FILM 2209 [1.0], FINS/CDNS 2500, FINS 3510/CDNS 3510, HIST 2304 [1.0], HIST 2505 [1.0], HIST 3108 [1.0], HIST 3301, LALS 2203, LALS/PHIL/COMM 2504, LALS 2704, PSCI 3000, PSCI 3305, PSCI 2002, PSCI 4009, MUSI 3103, MUSI 4103, PHIL 1301, SOCI 2200;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in FREN.

Notes

  1. Students exempted from either one of the courses in Item 1 above must replace it with another FREN course.
  2. 1.0 credit of the 5.0 credits of approved electives in Item 7 above must be in a course or courses taught in the French language at Carleton University or the University of Ottawa.
  3. It may be necessary to use some of the elective credits in Item 8 above to fulfil prerequisite requirements for the Major.
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French
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from FREN 2100 [1.0] or FREN 2110 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit from FREN 2201 [1.0] or FYSM 1408;
  3. 1.0 credit in FREN 2401 [1.0];
  4. 0.5 credit in FREN 3050;
  5. 0.5 credit from FREN 3251 or FREN 3451;
  6. 1.0 credit at the 3000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 3212, FREN 3213, FREN 3214, FREN 3215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 3412, FREN 3413, FREN 3414, FREN 3415;
  7. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 4212, FREN 4213, FREN 4214, FREN 4215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 4412, FREN 4413, FREN 4414, FREN 4415;
  8. 1.0 elective credit at the 3000-level or higher;
  1. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits):
  1. The requirements from the other discipline must be satisfied;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in FREN or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits for the degree.
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French and Journalism
B.J. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

This program is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Journalism program. Please consult the Journalism section of the calendar for complete details. The required credits in French are as follows:

Requirements: (7.0 French credits--consult Journalism section for full requirements)
  1. 1.0 credit from FREN 2100 [1.0] or FREN 2110 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit from FREN 2201 [1.0] or FYSM 1408 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in FREN 2401 [1.0];
  4. 0.5 credit in FREN 3050;
  5. 0.5 credit in FREN 3251 or FREN 3451;
  6. 1.0 credit at the 3000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 3212, FREN 3213, FREN 3214, FREN 3215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 3412, FREN 3413, FREN 3414, FREN 3415;
  7. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 4212 , FREN 4213 , FREN 4214, FREN 4215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 4412, FREN 4413, FREN 4414, FREN 4415;
  8. 1.0 elective credit at the 3000-level or higher.
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French
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits) :
  1. 1.0 credit in FREN 2100 [1.0] or FREN 2110 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in FREN 2201 [1.0] or FYSM 1408 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in FREN 2401 [1.0];
  4. 2.0 credits at the 3000-level in one of the following series:
    1. Literature: FREN 3212, FREN 3213, FREN 3214, FREN 3215; or
    2. Linguistics: FREN 3412, FREN 3413 [1.5], FREN 3414, FREN 3415;
  5. 1.0 credit in FREN at the 3000-level or higher;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits not in FREN;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives (may include FREN).

Minor in French

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in French programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in FREN at the level of FREN 1100 or higher;
  2. 1.0 credit in FREN at the 3000-level;
  3. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in French Interdisciplinary Studies

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in French programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in FINS;
  2. 1.0 credit in FINS at the 3000-level;
  3. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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FINS Area Courses

The French World
FINS 1000
Written Comprehension I, II
FINS 2105, FREN 3105
Oral Comprehension I, II
FINS 2205, FINS 3205
Culture and Society
FINS 3305, FINS 3306, FINS 3307
French for Special or Professional Purposes
FINS 3405, FINS 3406, FINS 3407
Cultural Aspects
FINS 3505, FINS 3506, FINS 3507
Interdisciplinary Approaches: French Links
FINS 3605, FINS 3606, FINS 3607
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