Études françaises

Vibrez au rythme de la francophonie


Both programs offered by the Department of French Studies – Sciences du langage and Littérature et culture francophones – are designed for Francophone students.

With a wide range of courses in the discipline along with interdisciplinary courses, these programs provide students with diverse and comprehensive training.

Throughout their studies, graduates of both programs further develop their mastery of the French language while acquiring highly specialized skills that are increasingly in demand on the job market.


Key Features

Courses in this program take into account the various cultural activities that take place in the area, which may include theatre or poetry presentations and various festivals which are attended by faculty and staff, as well as students. The activities improve the linguistic and cultural life of Francophones at Laurentian and in Sudbury while promoting the area’s Francophonie.
Engaged community partners include: Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Orignal déchaîné, Éditions Prise de parole, ACFAS, Radio-Canada, Le Voyageur, La Nuit sur l’étang, Centre Sablé de l’Université de Toronto, student outings (movie nights/theatre, etc.)
Small classes provide the optimal environment for academic success and plenty of opportunity for one-on-one discussions between professors and students.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the B.A. en études françaises may choose to pursue studies in education and obtain their teaching degree or enrol in graduate studies in linguistics, literature, communications, interdisciplinary studies or speech-language pathology. A degree in Études françaises is also the foundation for careers in various fields, such as teaching, creative or professional writing, public relations, theatre arts, research, journalism, communications, etc.

Employers: French-language school boards in the province, Radio-Canada, provincial and federal civil services, sociocultural organizations, colleges, universities, cégeps, private marketing and public relations firms.

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