Department of French Studies

The Department of French Studies offers multifaceted programs tailored to students’ interests and needs.

In our Department, you will have the opportunity to study some of the great works of literature of the French-speaking world — from France to Morocco to Quebec and beyond. You will attune yourself to the nuances of pronunciation and the range of French accents. Invariably, you will improve your level of spoken and written French as you live and breathe it over the years. Along the way you will also be able to deepen you knowledge of Francophone cultures!

WHY FRENCH STUDIES AT GLENDON?

  • Our program is one of the broadest and most flexible in Canada and gives you the opportunity to study literature of the French speaking world, French and applied linguistics, French as a first- and second-language, and the many facets of French culture.
  • We are French-language specialists, attracting highly accomplished professors from all French-speaking regions of the world.
  • Our small class sizes ensures lively exchanges between professors and students.
  • Glendon is one of the only institutions in the country where you can earn your French degree on a bilingual campus. Your French will improve more quickly and more fully thanks to all that is available outside the classroom — 30% of your fellow students are francophones, the theatre produces French plays, the student newspaper is bilingual, and all student services at Glendon are available in English and French. This immersion environment makes Glendon an ideal place to earn a degree in French Studies.
  • We have extensive French resources on campus, including the Salon Francophone, technology-enhanced language learning tools, a language research centre, and GREF, our own French language publishing house.
  • Add some international flair to your degree by taking advantage of Glendon’s exchange programs with many French-speaking universities overseas, including La Sorbonne in Paris. A third year exchange will help you improve your language skills while enjoying a rewarding cultural experience.

CAREERS AND ALUMNI

Our graduates are successful in many areas, including technical and professional communication, media, marketing, journalism, legal work, government, and business. In addition, many of our graduates are French teachers.

STUDENTS

AmandaComing straight out of the Extended French program, Amanda is now pursuing a BA in French Studies along with a B.Ed in hopes of becoming a French teacher! She also plans to explore other career paths related to teaching along the way. Follow her time at Glendon here>>

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

French Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

We have extensive French resources on campus, including the Salon Francophone, technology-enhanced language learning tools, a language research centre, and GREF, our own French language publishing house.

IN THE NEWS

Toronto Universities’ French Contest 2018

RESOURCES

Code of Academic Conduct, Department of French Studies 

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA: YGF
BA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)

FRENCH STUDIES OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREE TYPES AND CERTIFICATES:

  • Specialized Honours BA/iBA
  • Specialized Honours BA/iBA – Literature Stream
  • Specialized Honours BA/iBA – Linguistics Stream
  • Honours BA/iBA
  • Honours Double Major BA/iBA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA/iBA
  • Honours Minor BA
  • Bachelor of Arts

STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE YEAR THEY ENTERED OR SWITCHED INTO THEIR PROGRAM.

Access detailed program requirements below:

French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2015-2016
French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2014-2015 
French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2013-2014
French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2012-2013
French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2011-2012
French Studies BA and iBA Degree requirements 2010-2011

NEW NUMBERING FOR ALL THE DEPARTMENT’S LANGUAGE COURSES

Starting in the academic year 2016-2017, all FRLS courses will become FRAN courses, and most language courses (both FRAN and the previous FRLS) will have new  numbering. Click to view the conversion table for the Department language courses.

FRENCH STUDIES COURSES (FRAN)

Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Some courses are cross-listed or offered through other departments. Click to view a full list of all Glendon Fall/Winter 2019-2020 courses.

MINI CALENDAR

2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016

Professors

Professors on contract

Abouchar, Simone
Abouchar Rodrigues, Chantal
Arnason, Luke
Avitzur, Anat
Blakeley-Dejy, Sylvie
Bourgeois, Marie-Elaine
Clamageran, Sylvie
Gezundhajt, Henriette
Guidigbi, Michel
Kuzmenco, Laura
Lenina, Nataliya
Mersali, Farida
Michael, Elsa
Naghshi, Roxaneh
Rodrigue, Sylvie
Tona, Lionel
Vercollier, Gaëlle
Ziaïan, Shodja

Staff

Acting Chair of the Department
Swann Paradis
Office: York Hall 231
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 88236
Email:  sparadis@glendon.yorku.ca

Coordinator, Language program in French Studies
Muriel Peguret
Office: York Hall C136
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 88242
Email:  mpeguret@glendon.yorku.ca

Administrative Assistant
Josiane Kwan-Tat
Office: York Hall 235
Telephone: 416-487-6825
Email: josiane@glendon.yorku.ca

Secretary 
Patricia Chung
Office: York Hall 242B
Telephone: 416-487-6719 or 416-736-2100 ext. 88213
Email: pchung@glendon.yorku.ca

Coordinator, Certificat en rédaction professionnelle
Sylvie Clamageran
Office: HR D111
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 88187
Email: clamageran@glendon.yorku.ca

Director, MA program in French Studies, PhD program in Francophone Studies 
Marie-Christine Pioffet
Office: GH 210
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 66804
Email: maitrise@glendon.yorku.ca

Administrative Secretary
Jacqueline Angoh
Office: Glendon Hall 214
Telephone: 416 487-6811
Email: maitrise@glendon.yorku.ca