Bienvenue aux Études françaises à Mount Allison!

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is committed to teaching and research in the areas of French language, literature, and culture so that you can gain knowledge and experience in a language that is at the centre of many cultural domains, from food to philosophy.

Our faculty collectively have a wide variety of backgrounds and specializations. Our comprehensive undergraduate programs respond to student needs, ranging from French language improvement to innovative analysis of literature and culture.


Programs

Students planning on some concentration in French have five options:

  • Minor in French
  • Major in French
  • Honours in French
  • Major in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Honours in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Requirements for each program can be found in the Academic Calendar or contact the program advisor, Dr. Mark Lee, at mlee@mta.ca


French Skills Assessment

Prior to registering for your first French course at Mount Allison, please log in to Moodle and complete a French Skills Assessment.

This placement step affords the most secure and equitable context for learning. Thanks to the assessment, you'll be among peers with whom you can progress at an appropriate pace. You are invited to take the language assessment even if you have had no prior exposure to the language.

A few days after completing the assessment, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to register for the appropriate course(s).

Bonne chance!


Courses

The following courses in French will be offered in 2020-21.

Fall 2020

FREN 1701 (2 sections) — Français intermédiaire I
FREN 2401 (2 sections) — Langue et lectures I
FREN 2801 — Cinéma du monde francophone
FREN 3101 — Le français écrit avancé I
FREN 3131 — Français parlé contemporain
FREN 3501 — L'époche du romantisme
FREN 3761 — Domicile, voyage, et exile

Winter 2021

FREN 1651 - Français préparatoire
FREN 1711 (2 sections) — Français intermédiaire II
FREN 2501 (2 sections) —  Langue et lectures II
FREN 2601 — Initiation à l’analyse littéraire
FREN 3111 — Le français écrit avancé II
FREN 3611 — Existentialisme et après
FREN 3871 — French detective fiction
FREN 3991 — Dark triads in French literature and culture