French Sudies Extended Minor
Program completion normally takes seven to eight terms. A minimum of 2.0 average (GPA) is calculated on all Simon Fraser University courses that are applied to the minor. Duplicate courses are counted only once.
Lower Division Requirements
Depending upon the point of entry, the necessary lower division prerequisites must be fulfilled.
• If grade 12. students must take FREN 210-3 Intermediate French I.
• If A in grade 12. students can take FREN 211-3 Intermediate French II.
• If Immersion, students can choose between FREN 212-3 French for Immersion Students or FREN 211-3 Intermediate French II.
• If you are deemed a "native speaker", or eqiuvalent, you cannot take FREN 215-3 or FREN217-3 or FREN 300-3; instead you must take one other 300 or 400 level course.
Upper Division Units
Note: A minimum of 18 upper division units is required, 9 of which must be taken within the department.
One of Group A
One of Group B
One of Group C
Any two courses at the 400 level
It is possible to obtain exemption, up to a maximum of 12 units, from the lower division French language courses by being placed in a more advanced French language course (Placement Test). Students who gain, or hope to gain, course exemption should consult the advisor early.
Approved credits for French courses completed at another post-secondary institution (subject to University transfer credit regulations) up to a maximum of six units.
Note: A minimum of 18 upper division units if required, 9 of which must be taken within the department.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements
For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes
- at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
- at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
- at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
- satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
- an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0
For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html
Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.
WQB Graduation Requirements
A GRADE OF C- OR BETTER IS REQUIRED TO EARN W, Q OR B CREDIT
|W - Writing||
|Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject|
|Q - Quantitative||
|Q courses may be lower or upper division|
|B - Breadth||
|Designated Breadth||Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci
|Additional Breadth||6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)
Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.