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French Cohort Program

FCP Program Structure

During your first two years of study, you and your cohort will take all your required courses together most of these being cohort-specific (CS) sections of courses taught in French (e.g. F100). Courses are to be taken in a logical and cohort-specific sequence, as detailed below. Once you have declared your major at the beginning of your second year—political science and/or French—the selection and sequence of courses will vary slightly.

The French Cohort Program can be completed in 4 years if you choose to take an average of 10 courses per year, ideally spread over the three university terms (fall, spring and summer). It is also possible to reduce your course load by adding a fifth year of study. Your student advisor can help you determine what is best for you once you are admitted to the program and throughout your studies.

The application period for Fall 2023 will open October 1, 2022.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert
efcpmgr@sfu.ca

Academic requirements

This course sequence below does not include all the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA).You must also take some additional Political Science and French courses (some during the exchange), as well as elective courses and WQB requirements, in order to satisfy BA degree requirements. Consult your student advisor regularly and refer to the FCP program requirements in the SFU Academic Calendar. In addition to this sequence, you will either take a fifth course in the fall and spring terms and/or take courses in the summer term, and/or add a fifth year of study.

Typical FCP Course Sequence

All courses listed are offered IN FRENCH unless indicated otherwise.
NOTE: This is only an example of a typical 4-year course sequence. The sequence may change slightly from year-to-year due to course offerings modifications. In addition, students may choose to adapt their sequence for various reasons.

Cohort-specific course sequences will be communicated directly to FCP students prior to each Fall and Spring term enrollment period.

First year

Fall

  • POL 100-3 (F100) - Introduction to Politics and Government
  • FREN 212-3 (F100) - French for Immersion Program student
  • FREN 221-3 (F100) - French Writing I
  • Elective

Spring

  • POL 244-3 (F100) - Canada in the World
  • POL 253-3 (F100) - Introduction to Public Policy
  • FREN 222-3 (F100) - French Writing II
  • Elective

Summer

  • 2-3 courses (elective/WQB),
  • OR 5th course fall/spring term,
  • OR 5th year of studies

Second year

Fall

  • POL 20OW-4 - Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods (in English)
  • FREN 245-3 - Introduction to Literary Studies
  • FREN 275-3 - French Linguistics Today
  • HIST 102W-3 (F100) - Canada Since Confederation

Spring

  • POL 201-4 - Introductory Quantitative Methods in Political Science (in English)
  • POL 210-3 (F100) - Introduction to the Political Philosophy
  • FREN 301W-3 (F100) - Advanced French Composition
  • FREN 300-level course or Elective

Summer

  • 3 courses (elective/WQB/FREN),
  • OR 5th course fall/spring term,
  • OR 5th year of studies

Third year

Fall

  • Exchange term at a Francophone university.

Spring

Summer

  • SFU term is usually not possible if studying at a European institution for exchange.

Fourth year

Fall

  • POL 325-4 (F100) - Language and Politics
  • POL 359-4 (F100) - Canadian Foreign Policy
  • FREN 3XX/4XX-3
  • FREN 3XX/4XX/452-3

Spring

  • POL 472-4 (F100) - Diplomacy and Global Governance
  • POL 497-4 (F100) - Experiential Learning in Political Science
  • FREN 3XX/4XX/425-3
  • HIST 430-4 (F100) - French Americas

Summer

  • Complete any remaining courses.

NOTE: Non-FCP students interested in enrolling in cohort-specific courses may contact the FCP Student Advisor for eligibility and registration permission. Consult the list of elective courses taught in French.

The application period for Fall 2023 will open October 1, 2022.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert
efcpmgr@sfu.ca