Degree Plans

Plan Options

The Department of French Studies offers several degree plans for interested students.

The following 3 degree plans will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Honours (BAH) degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science:

The course requirements for the Minor plan, along with sufficient electives to total 90.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. See French Studies – General (Arts)

Selecting a Plan

The plan selection period opens in SOLUS in May of each year. Visit the Faculty of Arts & Science webpage for details:
Plan Selection | Arts & Science

FREN 150 is the gateway/prerequisite course for all FREN plans.
The minimum academic requirements to be automatically accepted into a FREN plan is a grade of C in FREN 150 and a cumulative GPA of 1.9. If you do not meet this threshold, you will be placed on a pending list to be reviewed by the department.

In deciding on which plan might be right for you, you may find it helpful to consult the Degree Roadmap in French Studies. This roadmap provides a yearly schedule breakdown, letting you know which courses you need to take each year, from first year to graduation, according to your degree plan.

Special Circumstances

Students who do not have the necessary French level to take FREN 150, may, depending on the results of their placement test, enrol in FREN 118. While FREN 118 does not count towards a degree plan, a student who completes FREN 118 may enrol in FREN 150 afterwards.

Students who are too advanced in French to take FREN 150 will need to take FREN 230 and FREN 231 instead. To fulfill the requirements of their degree plan, students in this situation will need to take an additional 6.0 units at the 300-level or above to replace the 6.0 units from FREN 150.

Francophone students or students with native proficiency in French are not permitted to take FREN 219 or FREN 320.


FREN Option Courses

  • FREN 304 - Introduction à la littérature française du Moyen Age
  • FREN 305 – Le théâtre depuis 1945
  • FREN 315 – Littérature française de la Renaissance
  • FREN 323 – La littérature française du 19e siècle
  • FREN 324 – le roman français du 20e siècle
  • FREN 325 – littérature contemporaine
  • FREN 341 – Histoire culturelle et littéraire de l’Ancien Régime (new course code as of 2024-2025; see FREN 241 for description)
  • FREN 342 – Histoire culturelle et littéraire de la France moderne et contemporaine
  • FREN 387 – Littérature du 17e siècle
  • FREN 388 – Littérature du 18e siècle
  • FREN 389 – Special Topics in French Language and Literature
  • FREN 392 – Paris through Literature, Painting, Cinema, and Photography

  • FREN 305 – Le théâtre depuis 1945
  • FREN 327 – Le cinéma aujourd’hui : études thématiques
  • FREN 392 – Paris through Literature, Cinema, and Photography

  • FREN 320 – Communication et culture V
  • FREN 331 – Rédaction et style II
  • FREN 450 – Travaux pratiques : stylistique et traduction

  • FREN 343 – Histoire culturelle et littéraire de la Francophonie et du Québec
  • FREN 391 – Auteurs et thèmes en littérature québécoise
  • FREN 394 – Montréal interculturel : une métropole en représentatio
  • FREN 396 – Cinéma et culture québécoise

  • FREN 343 – Histoire culturelle et littéraire de la Francophonie et du Québec
  • FREN 350 – Littératures autochtones comparés en Amérique du Nord
  • FREN 351 – Écrits de la Francophonie
  • FREN 352 – Vers de nouveaux récits pour Haïti : Une introduction aux études haïtiennes
  • FREN 389 – Corps politiques

  • FREN 397 – Les humanités médicales

  • FREN 498 – Séminaire de lecture
  • FREN 499 – Aprentissage et enseignement du français langue seconde