Pre-Master's Admission and Requirements
The Pre-Master's program is designed to bring the student's standing to approximately the level of an Honours degree in the major department, and to provide any necessary prerequisites for graduate courses.
For further information, see Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulation on line.
Pour un aperçu du programme, voir la page Web en français de la Faculty of Graduate Studies.
A three-year B.A. in French (i. e. a general major of 30 credit hours), and a GPA of 3.00 or higher for the last two years are the Pre-Master's admission requirements of the Department of French, Spanish and Italian.
The Pre-Master's Program in French consists of course work at the 3000 and/or 4000 levels from Departmental offerings. Course selection is made from the yearly offerings of the Department with the approval of the Graduate Chair. As far as possible, students should aim at a balanced program and should attempt to make up for deficiencies in their undergraduate studies.
Canadian/U.S. students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 2 months prior to their intended start date (normally by July 1 for a start date of September 1).
International students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 5 months prior to their intended start date (normally by April 1 for a start date of September 1).
Undergraduate and Graduate Reading Courses in French
The Pre-Master's Program in French, as well as graduate programs, may include a reading course (3 credit hours) at the 4000 or 7000 level with the approval of the Head. This course, on a special topic, is designed to meet the student's research profile and is supervised by a Department of French, Spanish and Italian member in his/her area of research.
For further information about the areas of research, see Faculty and Staff on line.
For more information, please contact Dr. Irène Chassaing, Graduate Chair (2017-2019)
Office: 423 Fletcher Argue Building
2017-2018 Seminars and Courses
- FREN 3160, 4610 & 7540 Roman et nouvelle français du 19e siècle (W) (PDF)
- FREN 3840, 4620 & 7560 Écriture autobiographique (F) (PDF)
2016-2017 Seminars and Courses
- FREN 3840, 4610 & 7580 Histoire des médias franco-canadiens de l'Ouest (PDF)
2017 Guest Speakers for the French Graduate Seminar (FREN 4650 Études sur l'Ancien Régime / FREN 7580 Les auteurs de la Révolution française)