Any student who has graduated with a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university admission requirement. A student may not pursue both the Diplôme de français pratique and a French module. All the French courses of the Diploma program may be credited toward other undergraduate programs.
The normal prerequisite to enter the Diploma program is Grade 12U French or practical equivalent. A placement test will be required. Applicants lacking Grade 12U French or practical equivalent may take the normal French Studies Department prerequisite courses (French 1002
and/or French 1010
) to qualify, prior to admission to the Diploma program. Contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Academic Counselling Office to apply.
Progression and Graduation Requirements
The core language courses must be taken in sequence. To progress in and to complete the Diploma program, students must achieve and maintain a minimum average of 60% in the 5.0 required courses.
1.0 course: French 1910 or 1900E.
1.0 course: French 2900 or (both French 2905A/B and French 2906A/B) or French 2101.
1.0 course: French 2102A/B, 2104A/B
1.0 course: French 3900 or French 2103.
1.0 course: in French at 2000 level and above.
Note: at least 3.0 of the 5.0 credit courses must be taken at Western.