Course Sequence - Honours BA with major in Lettres Françaises

Our programs in Lettres françaises provides a complete, varied and in-depth education by encouraging students to:

Study literature from France, Quebec, French-speaking Ontario and other communities of La Francophonie 

Using a number of critical and theoretical approaches, students will expand their understanding of cultural diversity, sharpen their critical thinking skills and enrich their oral and written expression.

Master the French language and, in particular, develop their French writing skills

Specialized courses give students the tools to improve their syntax, enrich their vocabulary and polish their style. Other courses provide theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience with the tools (particularly computerized tools) and the writing and publishing methods used in many occupational settings, including institutions, businesses, the public service, public relations and the media. As sought-after as it is rare, a mastery of the French language is a real asset when looking for a job.

Develop their flair for creative writing

Workshops led by writers-in-residence and professor writers help students improve their own writing and enhance their creativity. What’s more, the University of Ottawa’s Département de français is one of the very few university departments in Canada to offer both a master’s and a doctoral program in creative writing.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Lettres françaises program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in Lettres françaises C

Minor

  • Minor in Lettres françaises

C Co-operative Education Program available.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is French. All assignments and examinations must be done in French. However, elective courses may be completed in either English or French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

These programs lead to careers in teaching, professional writing and copywriting, editing, communication and creative writing.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for graduates in Lettres françaises

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN LETTRES FRANÇAISES - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

Notes
1 This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice
2 The Department will recommend the course FRA2520 to students of the program who will have experienced serious difficulties with grammar in courses FRA1746 and FRA1748 (less than 50 % with the language component in the course).

 

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

6 credits

(2 courses)

3 course credits from :
PHI1501 Raisonnement et pensée critique
PHI1701 Philosophie : idées et arguments

3 course credits from :
AHL1500 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts/ Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
PHI1502 Raisonnement moral
PHI1503 Les grandes questions philosophiques
PHI1504 Les grands philosophes
PHI1702 Philosophie : thèmes et textes

 

 

 

First module

Majeure en lettres françaises

42 credits

(14 courses)

FRA1746 Littérature française : des origines au XVIIIe siècle2
FRA1748 Littératures française et québécoise : du XIXe siècle à nos jours2
FRA2789 Grammaire d'aujourd'hui

9 course credits from :
FRA2730 Le théâtre
FRA2732 Initiation aux approches critiques
FRA2740 La poésie
FRA2780 Le récit
FRA3759 Histoire de la langue française

6 course credits from :
FRA2545 Littérature et culture de l'Ontario français
FRA3547 Littératures francophones d'Afrique et des Antilles
FRA3752 Le roman français contemporain
FRA3755 Le roman québécois depuis 1970
6 crédits de cours parmi la liste A

6 course credits in FRA at the 4000 level

6 optional course credits in letter française (FRA)

Second module

Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


 

30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.
Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

30 or 42 credits 

(10 or 14 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 30 electives (10 courses).
  • In the minor option, students must take 42 electives (14 classes).

  

LIST A 

FRA3561
ou
FRA3571

Le Moyen Âge
ou
La Renaissance

FRA3562
ou
FRA3572

Le classicisme
ou
Le siècle des Lumières

FRA3761
ou
FRA3762
ou
FRA3763

Le romantisme
ou
Le symbolisme
ou
Le réalisme

 

LIST OF OPTIONAL COURSES 

Creation Profile 

FRA2560

Création littéraire I

FRA3570

Création littéraire II

FRA4554

Création littéraire III

FRA4560

Enjeux de la création littéraire

FRA4795

Création littéraire dirigée

Edition Profile

FRA2705

Réécriture et révision

FRA3700

Édition et société

FRA3704

Éditique 1 : le texte et l’image

FRA3703

Rédaction hypertextuelle

Language Profile

FRA3749

La rhétorique

FRA3799

Ancien français

FRA4589

La langue dans le texte littéraire

Ecriture Profile

FRA2549

Contraction et synthèse de textes

FRA3548

Écriture et information

FRA3550

Communication écrite

FRA3578

Critique et chronique culturelles

FRA3748

Écriture et persuasion

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