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8.11 French, Spanish and Italian
Head: Maria Inés Martinez
Campus Address/General Office: 430 Fletcher Argue Building
Telephone: 204 474 9313
Email Address: 

fsi@umanitoba.ca

Website: 

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/fsi/

8.11.1 French Program Information

Romance languages — French, Spanish and Italian — are descendants of Latin and are the most widely spoken of the Romance languages. The department offers language instruction and a rich variety of literature and culture courses, with a particular emphasis on French Canadian literature. Language instruction also includes translation courses in French, Spanish and Italian.

8.11.2 French

For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

Major Program

For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in FREN 1190 or FREN 1200. Only one of FREN 1190 or FREN 1200 may be used for credit in the 30 hour Major. For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

Minor (Concentration) Program

For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in FREN 1190 or FREN 1200. Only one of FREN 1190 or FREN 1200 may be used for credit in the 18 hour Minor (Concentration).

Honours Program

For entry to the Honours program, see see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

8.11.3 French

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

GENERAL MAJOR TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

12 credit hours from courses numbered at the 2000 level of which at least 3 credit hours must be language and 3 credit hours must be literature

12 credit hours from courses numbered at the 3000 level of which at least 3 credit hours must be language and 3 credit hours must be literature

 

SINGLE ADVANCED MAJOR TOTAL: 48 CREDIT HOURS

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

•  18 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 2000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

•  18 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 3000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

•  6 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 4000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

DOUBLE ADVANCED MAJOR TOTAL: 42 CREDIT HOURS

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

•  15 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 2000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

•  15 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 3000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

•  6 credit hours of French courses numbered at the 4000 level, including at least 3 credit hours in language and 3 credit hours in literature

MINOR (CONCENTRATION)1 TOTAL: 18 CREDIT HOURS

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

3 credit hours in a language course numbered at the 2000 level and 3 credit hours in a literature course numbered at the 2000 level

3 credit hours in a language course numbered at the 3000 level and 3 credit hours in a literature course numbered at the 3000 level

 

SINGLE HONOURS1, 4

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

•  FREN 2660, FREN 2870, FREN 2910

•  FREN 3140

• FREN 2740 or FREN 3160

• 3 credit hours of French language or civilization courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 12 credit hours of ancillary options2

FREN 3100, FREN 3500, FREN 3870, FREN 3910

FREN 2680 or FREN 2720

• 3 credit hours of French language or civilization courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 6 credit hours of free options3

• 6 credit hours of ancillary options2

FREN 4710 or FREN 4730

• 9 additional credit hours of French courses numbered at the 4000 level

• 6 additional credit hours of French courses numbered at the 3000 or 4000 level

• 6 credit hours of free options3

• 6 credit hours of ancillary options2

DOUBLE HONOURS1, 4

FREN 1190 or FREN 1200

FREN 2660

FREN 2870 or FREN 2910

• 3 credit hours of French language or civilization courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 3 credit hours of French literature courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 6 credit hours of ancillary options2

• 12 credit hours from second Honours field

FREN 3100 or FREN 3500

FREN 3870 or FREN 3910

• 3 credit hours of French language or civilization courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 3 credit hours of French literature courses numbered at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 6 credit hours of free options3

• 12 credit hours from second Honours field

FREN 4710 or FREN 4730

• 6 additional credit hours of French courses numbered at the 4000 level

• 3 additional credit hours of French courses numbered at the 3000 or 4000 level

• 6 credit hours of free options3

• 12 credit hours from second Honours field

NOTES:

1 Students in Year 2 will normally take courses numbered at the 2000 level and students in Year 3 will normally take courses numbered at the 3000 level.

2 Ancillary options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (excluding French courses).

3 Free options are to be chosen from courses that are acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (including French courses).

4 Honours courses: all 4000 level courses.

The three areas of study are identified in the course listings with the following letters in brackets after the course title:

A:      French Language

B:      French Literature

C:      French Civilization

NOTE: Civilization courses FREN 2810 and FREN 3850 may be counted as either French language or literature credits, but not both.

The language of instruction in all French courses except FREN 1152, FREN 1154 and FREN 1200 is French. In courses FREN 1152FREN 1154 and FREN 1200, at the discretion of the instructor, English may be used to clarify difficult points of grammar and critical analysis of literature.

With written permission of the department head, students registered on the Fort Garry campus may take courses in French language and literature at Université de Saint-Boniface.

For information regarding Canadian Studies, see Section 8.3.