Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: French Minor

Program Information

The Extended Studies Certificate is designed for students who have baccalaureate degrees, who wish to complete the equivalent of a minor in French.

Students will be required to complete all courses listed for the Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: Minor in French. If required courses have been completed within the first Bachelor’s degree or post-baccalaureate credit, then the student need only complete the outstanding course requirements, with the following proviso: students who have had little or no contact with the chosen language since completing their last course in that language may find that their skills have diminished. They may have to repeat a course or courses for which they already have credit. Students will be placed at their appropriate language level upon assessment by the department.

Placement Information

For those entering UFV with no French or with Highschool French:
French Placement Flow Chart

For those entering UFV with French Immersion or Native/Near-Native Competency:
French Immersion Flow Chart

Because of varying achievement levels, students may be requested to take a placement test to indicate the French course in which they have the best chance of success.

Program Structure


The Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: French Minor consists of 32 credits of French study.  This program is open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students who enter the Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: French Minor without previous French may need to complete one or all of FREN 100, 101 and 102 before they can access courses leading to the Minor. 


Lower Level Requirements (12 credits)

Course Title                                                                          Credits

FREN 215
or FREN 230

Intermediate French I
Intermediate French for French Immersion Students
FREN 216 Intermediate French II                                                       3
FREN 219 Intermediate French Composition                                      3
FREN 225
or FREN 245
Francophone Language and Culture via the Media  
Cultures of the Francophone World            

Upper Level Requirements (20 credits)

Course         Title Credits
FREN 319 Advanced French Composition 4
Four of:    
FREN 315 Introduction to Francophone Literature                              4
FREN 325 Phonetics and Pronunciation: The Silky Sounds of French    4
FREN 330 Introductory French Linguistics                                         4
FREN 342 Advanced French Oral Communication                              4
FREN 345 Cinéma français et québécois depuis 1950                        4
FREN 415 Myths, Legends, and Tales in Francophone Literatures         4
FREN 420 French Translation and Comparative Stylistics                   4
FREN 430 Introduction to French Linguistics                                      4

Note: A minimum grade of C+ (2.33) in French 219, as well as a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all other courses applicable to the minor, is required for graduation with a Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: French Minor.

Need More Info?

For French course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: French Minor, please contact the Modern Languages department assistant at 604-557-4035 or via email at mola@ufv.ca.

P: 604-557-4035
E: mola@ufv.ca
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