Current Undergraduate Students

Find information on your degree, and on other opportunities that the French Department offers to undergrads.


 

Travelling Abroad

Study Abroad / Exchange

Interested in taking French courses abroad or on exchange in Canada? See what you'll need to apply.

  Discover exchange opportunities

Work and Study

Work-Study

Here you will find more information on opportunities the French Department offers interested students to assist faculty.

  Explore Work Opportunities

Concurrent Education and Teaching French

FREN x CON-Ed

Information can be found here for CON-Ed Students who are interested in French as a first or second teaching subject.

  Explore Teaching French

Certificate in French Studies

Certificates

Want to learn french, but can't make it part of your degree plan? Find certificate options to give you credit for your language learning.

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Departmental Student Council

Your 2021-2022 Chairs

Bonjour,

Nous sommes Marie et Anna, les présidentes du DSC d’études françaises pour l’année 2021-2022.

fren.dsc@asus.queensu.ca 

Responsibilities of a DSC Chair

  • Academic liaison between students, faculty, and staff
  • Organizing social events (ie. bake sales)
  • USAT evaluations

Functions of a DSC Chair

  • Elect a DSC Executive
  • Elect students to serve on Departmental Committees and to serve on Faculty Board
  • Deliver, with the coordination of the department, written course evaluations in all on-campus courses offered within the department.

If you are interested in being a member of the DSC or would like to help with any of our activities (and/or provide suggestions for activities), please contact the DSC Chairs.

Important Forms

Applications for the Certificate of Competence have to be received by the Department of French Studies before March 31 of your graduating year.

Students who are not registered in a French Studies Plan but have taken certain French courses at Queen’s, or received equivalent transfer credit, are eligible for a Certificate of Competence in French Language.

NOTE: this is not a Senate-approved Certificate Program and therefore will be noted as an Academic Milestone on the transcript.

NOTE: 3.7 – Registration in courses Offered by other Faculties and Schools
With the exception of students who have transferred from another Faculty or School into the Faculty of Arts and Science, and with the exception of the Plans listed in Academic Degree Program Regulation 8, a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

It includes courses in oral and written French and French literature, business French or French linguistics.

Complete application includes :

  • Certificate of Competence Form (Intermediate-Advanced or Intermediate)
  • Current transcript

Requirements for Intermediate-Advanced:     

  • 24.0 UNITS in French Studies, including the following required courses:
  • FREN 150/6.0 (or FREN 100/6.0 or FREN 110/6.0 or FREN 101/3.0 + FREN 102/3.0)
  • FREN 231/3.0 (or FREN 330/3.0 or FREN 344/3.0)
  • FREN 360/3.0 (or FREN 201/3.0 or FREN 202/3.0 or FREN 250/3.0)
  • 3.0 UNITS from the Communication and Culture series of courses at the level of FREN 219/3.0 or above.

All courses taken for the certificate must be at a level equal to or above FREN 150, AND be in good standing.  
Only 6.0 units from Communication and Culture series (FREN 219/3.0, FREN 320/3.0) can be counted towards the certificate.  
No more than 9 transferred units can be counted towards the Intermediate-Advanced level certificate.

Certificate of Competence Form - Intermediate-Advanced (PDF 239KB)

Requirements for Intermediate:     

  • 18.0 UNITS in French Studies, including the following required courses:
  • FREN 150/6.0 (or FREN 100/6.0 or FREN 110/3.0 or FREN 101/3.0 + FREN 102/3.0)
  • FREN 231/3.0 (or FREN 330/3.0 or FREN 344/3.0)
  • 3.0 UNITS from the Communication and Culture series of courses at the level of FREN 118/3.0 or above.

All courses taken for the certificate must be at a level equal to or above FREN 150 (with the exception of FREN 118), AND be in good standing.  
No more than 6 transferred units can be counted towards the Intermediate level certificate.

Certificate of Competence Form - Intermediate (PDF 224KB)

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Prize

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Form (PDF 8KB)

Founded by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Association. The scholarship, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier, is awarded by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Association for proficiency in French conversation, on recommendation of the Department of French Studies, to a Canadian student (by birth or naturalization) whose native tongue is not French.

Applications should be received by the Department of French Studies prior to 15 February each year; value $385.

Click here to download the form. (PDF KB)

 

The Wallace Near Prize #4

Wallace Near Prize Form (PDF 7KB)

Founded by the late W.W. Near, Esq., of Toronto. Awarded to a student admitted to an honours program in French on the basis of academic excellence, having completed the third year of the major, medial or special field concentration (Canadian Studies or Language and Linguistics).

The student's previous academic record as well as results obtained on the departmental examination will be taken into account in the selection of the candidate.

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