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Études françaises

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This program of study provides a comprehensive education in French language, literature and linguistics.

 

Littérature et culture francophones Program

The Littérature et culture francophones Program – for Francophone students – includes literature, theatre and creative writing courses, as well as select interdisciplinary courses that focus on literature.

Literature courses mainly cover French Ontario, Quebec and France, though some explore more specific themes, such as cinema or mining imagery. Faculty are experienced researchers and writers who provide a comprehensive overview, giving students a rich perspective of past and present literatures.

Close collaboration with the Théâtre Program allows students to count certain courses from this discipline as mandatory courses. A selection of courses exploring literature from other viewpoints (law, philosophy, religion, etc.) are also part of a specific stream of study. It is therefore possible to follow a unique study path while benefiting from the strengths and special features of our academic environment.

Sciences du langage Program

The Sciences du langage Program – an arts program for Francophone students – proposes various courses on theoretical and applied linguistics, translation, communications, as well as language industries and professions, allowing students to learn about language and brain functions, the origins of language, the challenges of bilingualism, etc.

With its laboratory of language arts and science, the Department of French Studies provides teaching in a state-of-the-art facility that allows students to access digital dictionaries (Petit Robert, Multidictionnaire), electronic proofreaders (Antidote), terminology databases (Termium, TLFi, GDT, DOQLF), computer-assisted translation tools, and many other internet-based language resources. In addition, students have opportunities to work as language assistants in the program, tutors in French as a Second Language courses or research assistants in the Ontario French-Language Observatory.

Academic Advisor

Amélie Hien, Director

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 4312

Email: ahien@laurentienne.ca

Office: Administrative Assistant: Catherine Prazmowska, 705.675.1151 x 4305, etudesfrancaises@laurentian.ca

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  • Littérature et culture francophones

The Littérature et culture francophones Program provides excellent training and placements in professional settings. Both the three- and four-year programs lead to a Bachelor of Arts (general or specialized) in Littérature et culture francophones.

Foremost, students build or deepen their reading experience and develop their ability to convey it. In first year, they must take two introductory courses (LITT 1416 & LITT 1417) that consider main literary genres within their specific contexts. In the following years, courses on language history or themes progressively develop a more comprehensive perspective. In fourth year, students may choose to write an honours thesis or complete a placement in a professional workplace.

Stream A of the Littérature et culture francophones Program is the perfect combination of literature and theatre courses, while the interdisciplinary Stream B brings together excellent courses in various disciplines that allow the exploration of literature.

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  • Sciences du langage

The Sciences du langage Program provides excellent training in language, theoretical and applied linguistics, translation, communications, language industries and professions, as well as placements in professional settings. Both the three- and four-year programs lead to a Bachelor of Arts (general or specialized) in Sciences du langage.

Learning is centered on perfecting French as a first language. In first year, students must take a French grammar/writing course (LANG 1005). In subsequent years, they take an Introduction to linguistics course (LING 1006) and Sociolinguistics (LING 1007) as well as a range of courses in various areas of theoretical and applied linguistics, translation, professional writing and language industries and professions, and complete placements in professional settings. Students may choose to write an honours thesis in fourth year.

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For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


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