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Revised 2017-2018.

This minor presents an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary language and cultural skills to be able to use French as part of your academic and career plans.

Based on the results of their online placement test, students will be advised to enrol in any of the courses below. It must be noted that many language courses build on the learning of previous courses; therefore, it is difficult, if not impossible, for students to take more than one FRE course per semester.

Administered by: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Two (2) of the following:

FRE 402 French Conversation and Pronunciation
FRE 502 Communication and Business French
FRE 505 French Language and Culture
FRE 510 Effective Writing
FRE 515 Introduction to Business French
FRE 602 Business French in Practice
FRE 605 Francophone Language and Culture
FRE 610 Cultural Context of Writing
FRE 701 French for Today
FRE 801 French and New Media

Plus four (4) of the following:

FRE 301 Intermediate French I
FRE 302 French Food, Wine and Hospitality
FRE 401 Intermediate French II
FRE 402 French Conversation and Pronunciation
FRE 501 Speaking and Writing French I
FRE 502 Communication and Business French
FRE 503 Middle Ages to Classicism
FRE 505 French Language and Culture
FRE 507 English-French Translation I
FRE 508 Intro to 20th C French Literature I
FRE 509 Franco-Canadian Literature I
FRE 510 Effective Writing
FRE 515 Introduction to Business French
FRE 601 Speaking and Writing French II
FRE 602 Business French in Practice
FRE 603 Enlightenment to La Belle Époque
FRE 605 Francophone Language and Culture
FRE 607 English-French Translation II
FRE 608 Intro to 20th C French Literature II
FRE 609 Franco-Canadian Literature II
FRE 610 Cultural Context of Writing
FRE 701 French for Today
FRE 703 French Theatre: Classicism to Romanticism
FRE 704 Intro to Franco-Canadian Culture I
FRE 706 The Life and Times of the French Language
FRE 707 Introduction to French-English Translation
FRE 709 Children's Literature in French
FRE 801 French and New Media
FRE 803 French Theatre: 20th C and Contemporary
FRE 804 Intro to Franco-Canadian Culture II
FRE 900 Senior French Seminar
FRE 901 Francophone Women Writers
FRE 902 Gender and Decadence 1850-1920
FRE 903 The Francophone Short Story

Students interested in pursuing a minor in French should consult with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures early in their studies. To achieve a minor in French, planning is key.


Please see Senate Policy 148 for further information about Minors.