Major in French and Spanish

Course Planning

The major in French and Spanish can be completed in four years by students who have already completed Grade 12 French (or equivalent) or who have a certified A2 level of competency in French prior to enrolment in the program. Students without these prerequisites are likely to need more than four years to complete the major in French and Spanish as they will have to start the French portion of their studies with beginner-level courses (FREN 101, 102, 103, 104). The exact entry point in French courses can be determined through a placement test by contacting a French faculty advisor.

 

In order to complete a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and Spanish, students need to complete 87 required credits, that includes BA requirements and major requirements, and 33 elective credits for a total of 120 credits.

 

BA degree credits FRSP

Year 1

Students develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking French and Spanish at an intermediate level.

Sample Year One

  • FREN 122 Language and Literature I
  • SPAN 101 Beginners’ Spanish I
  • First Year English requirement
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • FREN 123 Language and Literature II
  • SPAN 102 Beginners’ Spanish II
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective

Year 2

Students develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking French and Spanish at an high intermediate level.

Sample Year Two

  • FREN 222 French Language and Style I
  • SPAN 201 Advanced Beginners’ Spanish I
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • FREN 223 French Language and Style II
  • SPAN 202 Advanced Beginners’ Spanish II
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective

Years Three and Four

The language courses are designed to improve skills in reading, composition and oral communication, and foster critical analysis of cultural material and intercultural understanding.

Sample Year Three

  • FREN 353 Advanced Grammar (required)
  • SPAN 301 Intermediate Spanish I (required)
  • FREN 357 Translation I
  • SPAN 360 Literature and Power in the Hispanic World
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • FREN 355 Advanced Composition (required)
  • SPAN 302 Intermediate Spanish II (required)
  • SPAN 442 The Sounds of Spanish
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective

Sample Year Four

  • FREN 380 Selected Topics : La Provence
  • SPAN 320 Spanish American Short Story
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • FREN 459 Translation
  • FREN 345 Oral Expression
  • SPAN 328 The Spanish Inquisition, from Anti-Judaism to Persecution
  • BA requirement OR Elective
  • BA requirement OR Elective

Note: The courses listed in each term are examples only, course offerings change every year. We recommend you meet with an advisor or program coordinator to decide which required, elective or BA requirement courses you take in each term as there are many choices available.

Academic Advisor

In FCCS, we have a dedicated advisor for the programs and degrees that we offer.

Christine Squire
Academic Advising, UNC 207D
250.807.9469 or 1.866.596.0767
christine.squire@ubc.ca

The Academic Advising office also has a number of knowledgeable and helpful staff to assist you with all of your questions about your degree.

Language Program Coordinator

Ramine Adl
Associate Professor, French
ramine.adl@ubc.ca