French and Francophone Intercultural Studies Program

Combine the classic with the contemporary by build a solid foundation with courses in French related to literature and linguistics while gaining a fresh perspective on la Francophonie thanks to original courses in the areas of political science, sociology, history, and philosophy.

If you want to learn French or improve your language skills, our program also includes French as a Second Language learning opportunities.

Benefit from La Cité's focus on experiential learning and our close-knit relationship with the Fransaskois community. You'll have a chance to apply what you're learning in class to the real world by participating in conferences, going on field trips, studying abroad, and participating in interesting research projects.


    What can you study?

     

    French and Francophone Intercultural Studies

    For students with an intermediate or advanced knowledge of French, including native speakers, graduates of French Immersion or Francophone programs, or any students who have been placed in FRN 201 or higher.

    Master of Arts (M.A.)

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

    40 courses (120 credits), full or part-time

     

    The B.A. focuses on study of the French language (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing, French language structure and linguistic theories) and Francophone culture (economic, political, social, intellectual, artistic and historic persepectives from Francophone regions; a holistic appreciation for Francophone cultures and their challenges) from here and around the world.

       

      Major in French & Francophone Intercultural Studies

      • Required courses: At least 13 FRN courses (or 39 credits) plus Arts Core Requirements and electives...learn more
      • 65% GPA required in major courses

      Honours Major in French & Francophone Intercultural Studies

      • Required courses: At least 17 FRN courses (or 51 credits) plus Arts Core Requirements and electives...learn more
      • 75% GPA required in major courses
      • Students will be required to submit a final project (a dissertation from either FRN 490 or a research project) during their final semester 
       
      Learn more about this program

       

      Students interested in this program with a language level below FRN 201 are encouraged to apply for the Certificate in French as a Second Language.

      Certificate or Minor

      6 or 10 courses (18 or 30 credits), full or part-time

       

      Both the certificate and the minor are flexible options that add value to your degree and allow you to build on your French skills while exploring Francophone culture.

       

      Certificate in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies

      • Required courses: FRN 201, 300, 301, Three FRN 200-level, Two FRN 300 or FRN 400-level, and Two approved electives
      • Ideal for intermediate or advanced French speakers
      • Full or part-time (can be completed in 3-4 semesters)

       

      Minor in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies

      • Required courses: FRN 201, 300, 301, and Three FRN 200 or FRN 300-level
      • Ideal for intermediate or advanced speakers
      • Part-time (can be completed in 2-3 semesters)

       


        French as a Second Language

        For students with no knowledge or a beginner knowledge of French, including those having completed 100-level FRN courses or a Core French program.

        Certificate (CFLS)

        30 credits, full-time (intensive program)

         

        Certificate in French as a Second Language

        • Required courses: FRLS 116, 117, 118, 212, 219, 220, 221, 318 and one FRN 200-level
        • A beginner knowledge of French is required (completed FRN 101, a result of FRN 101 in the placement test or have completed French 30/Core French program in high school)
        • Full-time (must be completed in 2 semesters)

         

        Students interested in this program must complete the online placement test and an oral assessment.


        Minor

        6 courses (18 credits), part-time

         

        Minor in French as a Second Language

        • Required courses: FRN 100, 101, 200, 201, and Two FRN 200-level
        • Ideal for beginners
        • Can be completed in 2-3 semesters

        Courses

        Most courses are available to students in any program or area of study. If you have prior knowledge of French, complete the placement test where we will then place you in the course that is most appropriate for your level.

        Listed by semester

        FRN 100 - Discovery I / Découverte I

        This language and culture course for beginners will focus on the discovery and the acquisition of basic vocabulary and structures in order to develop oral and written communication skills while fostering cultural awareness of the Francophone world.

        Prerequisite: No Previous experience in French, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French within the previous five years normally may not take this course for credit. An additional fee may be charged for online sections

        Note: this course was formerly numbered FR 100. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 100 or FRN 100



        FRN 101 - Discovery II / Découverte II

        This language and culture course for near beginners will continue the discovery of more extensive vocabulary and structures in order to further develop oral and written communication skills while furthering cultural awareness of the Francophone world.

        Prerequisite: FRN 100, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: An additional fee may be charged for online sections

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 101. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 101 or FRN 101



        FRN 200 - Exploration I / Exploration I

        This intermediate course will provide cultural knowledge and build on previously acquired language skills while introducing students to basic writing skills. Cours intermédiaire portant sur les connaissances langagières et culturelles

        déjà acquises tout en initiant les étudiants aux bases de l'écriture.

        Prerequisite: FRN 101, permission based on assessment test, or permission of the Department Head

        Note: Students may receive credit for one of FRN 200 or FRLS 119

        Note: Students who have previously taken FR 102 and/or FR 113 may not receive credit for FRN 200



        FRN 201 - Exploration II / Exploration II

        This language and culture course will further explore oral and writing skills and will raise awareness of Francophone issues.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui poursuit l'exploration des connaissances de l'oral et de l'écriture et qui sensibilisera l'étudiant aux enjeux de la Francophonie.

        Prerequisite: FRN 200, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 201. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 201 or FRN 201

        Note: Students may not receive credit for both FRN 201 and FRLS 120



        FRN 210 - Enrichissement/Enrichment

        Cours de langue et de culture intermédiaire intensif qui porte sur les connaissances déjà acquises, initie les étudiants aux bases de l'écriture et encourage la pensée critique.

        This intensive, intermediate language and culture course builds on previously acquired skills introducing students to basic writing and providing a favourable environment for critical thinking.

        Prerequisite: FRN200, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head.

        Note: Students cannot receive credits for FRN201 or FRN300, or FR201 or FR202, or FRLS 220 or FRLS 221 and FRN210.



        FRN 236 - Structure du français moderne /The Structure of Modern French

        Étude de la structure du français moderne via le système de ses sons, ses modes canoniques de formation de mots, la phrase et la signification. Contact des langues, diversité linguistique et sociale, interculturalité.

        The structure of modern French: its speech sounds, sound patterns, word formation, sentence structure and meaning. Language contact; social and linguistic diversity; interculturality.

        Prerequisite: FRN 300 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 226. Student may receive credit for only one of FR 226 or FRN 236



        FRN 246 - La francophonie / The Francophone World

        L’étudiant(e) explorera d’un œil critique la francophonie dans le temps et l’espace, à la fois comme concept, phénomène vécu et possibilité d’engagement. Students will critically explore the francophonie, across time and space, as a concept, a lived phenomenon and a possibility for engagement.

        Prerequisite: FRN 300 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head



        FRN 300 - Achievement I / Épanouissement I

        This language and culture course will enhance writing skills and will further explore Francophone issues as well as provide a favourable environment for critical thinking.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui favorise la maîtrise de l'écrit et qui continue la découverte des enjeux de la Francophonie tout en encourageant la pensée critique.

        Prerequisite: FRN 201 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 202. Student who have previously completed FR 202 may not receive credit for FRN 300. Also students may not receive credit for both FRN 300 and FRLS 121

        Note: Students who receive 75% or higher in FRLS 221 may choose to receive credit for either FRLS 221 or FRN 300 upon completion of placement test.



        FRN 301 - Achievement II / Épanouissement II

        This language and culture course will enhance writing skills and will further explore Francophone issues as well as provide a favourable environment for critical thinking.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui favorise la maîtrise de l'écrit et qui continue la découverte des enjeux de la Francophonie tout en encourageant la pensée critique.

        Prerequisite: FRN 300 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 203. Student may receive credit for only one of FR 203 or FRN 301

        Note: Students who receive 75% or higher in FRLS 318 may choose to receive 3 credits for either FRLS 318 or FRN 301 upon completion of the placement test.



        FRN 340AH - Idées québécoises qui pourraient vous choquer

        Analyse des débats qui divisent la société québécoise ou qui la distinguent du reste du Canada. Parmi les thèmes traités: la langue, l'éducation (notamment les frais de scolarité), les soins de santé, l'immigration, la religion, et les rapports entre les genres.



        FRN 352 - Lecture et écriture critique I/Critical Reading and Writing I

        Ce cours développe les compétences de l’étudiant pour la lecture et l’écriture critique au moyen d’un large éventail de textes non-littéraires et littéraires, ainsi que de l’étude de la composition, en mettant l’accent sur les liens entre les modes de lecture et d’écriture. This course develops students’ proficiency in critical reading and writing through the study of a wide range of non-literary and literary texts, and the study of composition, with emphasis on connections between modes of reading and writing.

        Prérequis: FRN301 ou permission du programme. Prerequisite: FRN301 or permission from the program.

        *Note: Ce cours remplace ENGL 100 seulement pour les étudiants de l’option bilingue du baccalauréat en sciences infirmières. Ces étudiants ne peuvent pas demander de crédits pour FRN 352 et ENGL 100. This course replaces ENGL 100 only for students registered in the bilingual option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These students cannot claim credits for both FRN 352 and



        FRN 460AG - La Narration ou comment raconter une histoire

        Les participants au cours s’initieront d’abord à la stylistique (analyse de productions littéraires au moyen d’éléments de linguistique) puis apprendront comment dégager des productions artistiques les éléments qui font avancer une histoire puis analyseront des textes divers, incluant des contes oraux autochtones, des textes classiques ainsi que des oeuvres modernes.



        FRN 801 - Bibliographie et méthodologie

        Aperçu des méthodes propres aux disciplines liées aux études francophones et interculturelles. Overview of the methods associated with the disciplines linked with francophone and intercultural studies.



        FRN 830AC - Initiation a la terminologie

        Fondement, theorie et pratique de la terminologie; conceptualisation et denomination; intellectualisation et particularisation; terminologie et normalisation.



        FRN 860AA - La Narration ou comment raconter une histoire

        Les participants au cours s’initieront d’abord à la stylistique (analyse de productions littéraires au moyen d’éléments de linguistique) puis apprendront comment dégager des productions artistiques les éléments qui font avancer une histoire puis analyseront des textes divers, incluant des contes oraux autochtones, des textes classiques ainsi que des oeuvres modernes.



        FRN 900 - Séminaire

        NO COURSE DESCRIPTION



        FRN 901 - Recherche et rédaction de thèse

        NO COURSE DESCRIPTION



        FRN 100 - Discovery I / Découverte I

        This language and culture course for beginners will focus on the discovery and the acquisition of basic vocabulary and structures in order to develop oral and written communication skills while fostering cultural awareness of the Francophone world.

        Prerequisite: No Previous experience in French, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: Students who have completed Grade 12 French within the previous five years normally may not take this course for credit. An additional fee may be charged for online sections

        Note: this course was formerly numbered FR 100. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 100 or FRN 100



        FRN 101 - Discovery II / Découverte II

        This language and culture course for near beginners will continue the discovery of more extensive vocabulary and structures in order to further develop oral and written communication skills while furthering cultural awareness of the Francophone world.

        Prerequisite: FRN 100, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: An additional fee may be charged for online sections

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 101. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 101 or FRN 101



        FRN 200 - Exploration I / Exploration I

        This intermediate course will provide cultural knowledge and build on previously acquired language skills while introducing students to basic writing skills. Cours intermédiaire portant sur les connaissances langagières et culturelles

        déjà acquises tout en initiant les étudiants aux bases de l'écriture.

        Prerequisite: FRN 101, permission based on assessment test, or permission of the Department Head

        Note: Students may receive credit for one of FRN 200 or FRLS 119

        Note: Students who have previously taken FR 102 and/or FR 113 may not receive credit for FRN 200



        FRN 201 - Exploration II / Exploration II

        This language and culture course will further explore oral and writing skills and will raise awareness of Francophone issues.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui poursuit l'exploration des connaissances de l'oral et de l'écriture et qui sensibilisera l'étudiant aux enjeux de la Francophonie.

        Prerequisite: FRN 200, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 201. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 201 or FRN 201

        Note: Students may not receive credit for both FRN 201 and FRLS 120



        FRN 220AD - Le Canada francophone au cinéma

        Introduction aux différents espaces francophones du Canada à travers des œuvres cinématographiques. Parmi les thèmes traités : l’économie, l’environnement naturel, les rapports hommes-femmes, la religion, les différents parlers franco-canadiens, la construction identitaire et le rapport au monde extérieur. Projection régulière de films et discussions.



        FRN 220AF - La chanson populaire en francophonie

        Étude d'œuvres musicales populaires de la francophonie surtout au Canada, ainsi qu'en France et en Afrique, par les textes et la musique. Le cours se penchera sur le contexte culturel et social de la création; le genre de la chanson; et les questions liées à la langue et à l'identité.

        Prerequisite: FRN 200 with a minimum grade of 60%, Grade 12 French and permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head



        FRN 240AA - Voyages à travers le temps

        Découverte de l'histoire du Canada depuis le dix-neuvième siècle, avec un accent sur les provinces de l'Ouest: les crises scolaires, l'immigration, les relations avec les Autochtones, les crises économiques, les luttes des travailleurs, la ruée vers l'or, les drogues et la prostitution, la révolution sexuelle, etc.

        Prerequisite: FRN 200, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head.



        FRN 300 - Achievement I / Épanouissement I

        This language and culture course will enhance writing skills and will further explore Francophone issues as well as provide a favourable environment for critical thinking.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui favorise la maîtrise de l'écrit et qui continue la découverte des enjeux de la Francophonie tout en encourageant la pensée critique.

        Prerequisite: FRN 201 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 202. Student who have previously completed FR 202 may not receive credit for FRN 300. Also students may not receive credit for both FRN 300 and FRLS 121

        Note: Students who receive 75% or higher in FRLS 221 may choose to receive credit for either FRLS 221 or FRN 300 upon completion of placement test.



        FRN 301 - Achievement II / Épanouissement II

        This language and culture course will enhance writing skills and will further explore Francophone issues as well as provide a favourable environment for critical thinking.

        Cours de langue et de culture qui favorise la maîtrise de l'écrit et qui continue la découverte des enjeux de la Francophonie tout en encourageant la pensée critique.

        Prerequisite: FRN 300 with a minimum grade of 60%, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: This course was formerly numbered FR 203. Student may receive credit for only one of FR 203 or FRN 301

        Note: Students who receive 75% or higher in FRLS 318 may choose to receive 3 credits for either FRLS 318 or FRN 301 upon completion of the placement test.



        FRN 330AA - Langue, société et identité

        Étude du rapport entre la langue et la société, des phénomènes liés au contact des langues (bilinguisme, multilinguisme, diglossie, etc.) ainsi que du rôle de la langue ou des langues dans la construction de l'identité culturelle et nationale. Le cours s'appuiera principalement sur des exemples tirés de la socité canadienne.

        Prerequisite: FRN 236 or permission of the Department Head.



        FRN 352 - Lecture et écriture critique I/Critical Reading and Writing I

        Ce cours développe les compétences de l’étudiant pour la lecture et l’écriture critique au moyen d’un large éventail de textes non-littéraires et littéraires, ainsi que de l’étude de la composition, en mettant l’accent sur les liens entre les modes de lecture et d’écriture. This course develops students’ proficiency in critical reading and writing through the study of a wide range of non-literary and literary texts, and the study of composition, with emphasis on connections between modes of reading and writing.

        Prérequis: FRN301 ou permission du programme. Prerequisite: FRN301 or permission from the program.

        *Note: Ce cours remplace ENGL 100 seulement pour les étudiants de l’option bilingue du baccalauréat en sciences infirmières. Ces étudiants ne peuvent pas demander de crédits pour FRN 352 et ENGL 100. This course replaces ENGL 100 only for students registered in the bilingual option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These students cannot claim credits for both FRN 352 and



        FRN 366 - Litterature de la francophonie

        Étude de textes littéraires de la francophonie dans une approche qui favorise l’analyse critique ainsi que l’amélioration de la lecture et de l’écriture.

        Study of literary texts of the Francophone world in a way that promotes critical thought as well as enhancement of writing and reading skills.

        Prerequisite: FRN 301, permission based on assessment test, or permission of Department Head

        Note: Formerly numbered FR 245. Students may receive credit for only one of FR 245 or FRN 366



        FRN 430AC - Sociolinguistique

        Ce cours s’intéresse à l’étude des concepts, aux théories, aux orientations actuelles, ainsi qu’à la méthodologie d’enquête en sociolinguistique. Il réclame également un volet pratique, lequel amènera l'étudiant.e à construire des connaissances sur divers aspects de la discipline : la variation ou le changement linguistique observé au sein d’un groupe linguistique ; le transfert linguistique ; la question de survie et de vitalité des groupes linguistiques minoritaires ; les situations de bi/multilinguisme ; les phénomènes liés aux contacts de langues et aux conflits diglossiques.

        Prerequisite: FRN 236 and FRN 301, and completion of a further six credit hours of 300-level FR or FRN courses, or permission of Department Head



        FRN 440AA - Les « sixties » en français

        Etude des bouleversements sociaux, politiques, culturels des années 1960, avec un accent sur le monde francophone. Les étudiants seront invités à effectuer des analyses comparatives pancanadiennes et internationales. Ils devront aussi mener des projets de recherche originaux sur la fransaskoisie.



        FRN 490 - Travaux diriges de fin de programme

        Travaux dirigés de fin de programme. Senior-level directed readings.

        Prerequisite: FRN 301, and completion of a further six credit hours at the 300-level of FR or FRN courses, or permission of Department Head

        Note: 0-credit hour courses are offered as a “Maintenance of Candidacy” basis only for those completing a residency in a French-speaking area.



        FRN 830AD - Lexicologie et lexicographie

        Étude des notions de base ainsi que des réflexions méthodologiques en lexicologie et en lexicographie. Initiation aux pratiques dictionnairiques.



        FRN 890AF - Gestion de la diversité culturelle ou travailler en contexte interculturel

        Dans nos sociétés de plus en plus diversifiées se posent les questions de la rencontre avec l’autre, celles du vivre ensemble et des dynamiques de reconnaissance des différences. Ce cours vise à examiner les différentes approches de la gestion de la diversité et analyser la construction/déconstruction des stéréotypes.



        FRN 900 - Séminaire

        NO COURSE DESCRIPTION



        FRN 901 - Recherche et rédaction de thèse

        NO COURSE DESCRIPTION




        Program Perks

        La Cité students benefit from many exciting opportunities, including:

        • Work Experience - build your résumé with professional experience, develop your network and earn money with alternating work and study terms through our co-operative education program...learn more
        • Study Abroad - choose from over 350 partner institutions worldwide in more than 70 countries, including over a dozen universities in French-speaking countries...learn more
        • Free Tutoring - work closely with a tutor for up to 2.5 hours per week every semester, one of the many services offered through our Centre de services aux étudiants...learn more

        Careers

        A French degree opens doors across Canada and internationally, with opportunities in various fields:

        • Arts & Culture (ex. event organizer, librarian, museum curator, archivist)
        • Education (ex. teacher, professor, researcher)
        • Government & Society (ex. lawyer, politician, analyst, foreign service officer, translator)
        • Journalism: (ex. journalist, editor, communications)
        • Administration (ex. human resources, marketing, finance)
        • Tourism (ex. travel agent, tour guide, flight attendant)

        Student Spotlight

        Some cool things our students and alumni have done:

        • Completed an 8-month work term at Vimy Ridge in Normandy, France...learn more
        • Interned at Parliament Hill in Ottawa...learn more
        • Earned their J.D. from a bilingual law program...learn more
        • Produced the kids' television show ONIVA! on Radio-Canada...learn more

         

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