Études françaises

Études françaises

Program focuses is French literatures and the evolution of ideas and literary fields as well as research training in French linguistics.

This unique interdisciplinary program features a double specialization in French Literature and French Linguistics and offers courses in French only on both campuses of York University.

You will have the opportunity to research and study French literature and the language of France, French Canada and French communities across the world (for instance Professor Szmidt’s research on North African literature and Professor R. Mougeon’s research on Canadian French and immersion French).

Students are actively involved in research: as graduate or research assistants assigned to professors; for students in Linguistics, as members of the Centre for Research on Language Contact, located at Glendon; and as organizers and participants in student colloquia showcasing their research. Entrance in the program requires high competence in French for non-native French-speaking students.

Stream and Specializations

Literature program areas of specialization:

  • Literary theory and fields
  • Women's literature
  • Literature and society (France, French Canada, and the Francophone world)

Linguistics areas of specialization:

  • Descriptive and theoretical linguistics
  • Historical and Romance linguistics
  • Enunciative linguistics
  • Descriptive linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • French language learning in a Canadian context

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

5 term(s)


Program Length (Part-time)

12 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • OR Thesis
  • OR Course work only


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-02-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

En français
Informations complémentaires (PDF)
Formulaire d'évaluation (PDF)

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

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