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French Studies

French Studies

  • French Studies
  • French (BA)/Concurrent Education (BEd)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Get a leg up on the competition for careers in the federal or provincial civil service, among other jobs, by mastering this official language. Our faculty come from around the world, infusing the program with an international flavour. We keep class sizes small, guaranteeing you lots of one-on-one attention.


Sample Courses: French Language Training, Introduction to Linguistics, French Romanticism, History of the French Language, Oral Proficiency in French, Aspects of Translation


Career Tracks: Translator/interpreter, teacher, federal or provincial public official, language advisor, journalist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required and any Grade 12U French.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Completez deux baccalauréats en même temps. You’ll learn from French professors from around the world in a program with small class sizes. The theory-practice connection is strong in the education portion of your program. You’ll gain the practical experience you need to be eligible to teach in grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, French Language Training, Introduction to Linguistics, Oral Proficiency in French


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, academic administrator, department head, translator/interpreter, federal or provincial public official, language learning specialist


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Grade 12U French with a minimum 75% also required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Ashley Campagna

"In addition to strengthening my profi ciency in French and preparing me for a teaching career in French as a fi rst language, my undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor developed my critical and analytical skills, helped me gain an appreciation for international francophone culture and literature, and fostered an openness to the world. Classes led in an intimate setting by personable and knowledgeable faculty made my experience unforgettable, nurturing in me a desire to remain a lifelong learner."

Ashley Campagna (née Boutros)
BAH in French Studies with Minor in Psychology [2010]

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction as shaped by social and cultural contexts
  • Speaking and writing effectively and persuasively in French
  • Reading, comprehending and analyzing primary texts in French; conducting original research
  • Appreciating the cultural and linguistic diversity of the French-speaking world
  • Understanding the science of language, and appreciating the ways in which language influences expression and communication
  • Determining and describing how people, places, and events have influenced modern cultures and human practices
  • Understanding significant differences and commonalities between groups, societies, religions, and cultures
  • Using this knowledge to identify commonalities and to bridge differences in the workplace and elsewhere

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Number of Graduates (2018)

96.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Humanities, 2015)

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French Studies


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Career Tracks*


  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Business advisor
  • Communications specialist
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Historical consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration services
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Language advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public policy advisor
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Speech pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Television/Radio analyst
  • Translator

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Arts and culture
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources
  • Education: Teaching, language teaching
  • Government: Multilingual positions
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Media, marketing, journalism, and publishing
  • Research agencies: Public and private

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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September 27 - 29, 2019

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  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
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