Courses & Programs

Courses & Programs

New French Program

Minor in French as a Second Language

This programme of 24 credits is intended for students with very little or no French who come to Bishop’s in a four-year programme. Students must take one course in each of their 8 semesters in order to complete the programme.

Minor in French Language Studies

This programme of 24 credits is intended for students with high-school French or who have studied French for at least five years. Students in a four-year programme will normally take one of the required courses per semester while students in a three-year programme will have to take two in semesters 5 and 6.

Minor in French

This programme, which is intended for students who have completed French 202 or the equivalent, is made up of any 8 courses (24 credits) having the designation Français.

Major in French

This programme, which is intended for students who have completed French 202 or the equivalent and have previous experience with literature in French, is made up of 16 courses (48 credits) with the designation Français. Students doing a double major must do 15 courses (45 credits). In all cases, a minimum of 4 courses (12 credits) from each of the three sections is required.

Double major: French and Secondary Education

Programme requirements for students pursuing a double major in Secondary Education and French or in French/Spanish and Secondary Education may be found under « School of Education » in the Academic Calendar. All questions concerning courses and requirements should be referred to the Chair of the School of Education (email).

Honours in French

This programme is made up of 20 courses (60 credits) having the designation Français. Two of those 20 courses can be cognates approved by the Department. A minimum of 4 courses (12 credits) from each of the three sections is required. Because all the literature courses and some language courses are taught on a two or three year rotation, this programme should be chosen only in consultation with the Department and should not normally be chosen before a student has completed at least 36 of the required credits. Some courses may have to be taken at another university.

Major in Modern Languages with a French Component

The Major in Modern Languages offered by the Department of Modern Languages requires the completion of 60 credits in two languages (30 credits in each language) and French may be chosen at the intermediate level (French Language Studies) or advanced level (French and Quebec Studies).

For complete details, view the EFQ section of the academic calendar.