Beyond the first-year level there are courses in every important field of French language and literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day, including the literature of French Canada, French-speaking African countries and translation techniques. France, Quebec French-speaking African cinema are also taught and the department has specialists in these areas. Each year a number of visiting distinguished scholars give lectures on their special interest, and in some cases, conduct seminars for senior students.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts (General) - 3 years
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) - 4 years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - 4 years – Honours Double option available
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Note: a degree in French is a definite asset regardless of one's chosen career path. Given the increased demand for bilingual individuals in our society, it makes perfect sense to pursue post-secondary studies in French.
Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?Highlights about specific program and what differentiates it from other universities and colleges. We have specialists in the traditional fields of literary history, but we also strive to renew our offerings by creating theme-related courses, such as women's autobiographical writing in the Ancien Régime, the great classics of world literature, the meaning of life in Beauvoir's writing. We promote interdisciplinary thinking in courses such as literature and medicine, and French existentialist psychotherapy.