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FACULTY OF ARTS

Think Arts.

French

THINK FRENCH

Our FACULTY OF ARTS offers you choices that will let you personalize your university experience. As the largest faculty on campus, we are committed to providing all of our students with academic advising and support to ensure you successfully navigate your program and make the most of your time at Laurier. Staying in residence? Select one of our Residence Learning Communities, where you’ll live with students taking the same courses as you. Looking for a small class? Enrol in one of our First Year Seminars—select from a variety of unique topics and get credit for a course with no more than 22 students. Unsure about your major in first year? Enjoy a wide variety of courses, and declare your major later. Passionate about global understanding? Tap into one-on-one advising to help select the international learning opportunities best suited for you.

Your choices, our mentorship, your future.

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Keen on adding work experience? Apply to our Arts Co-op program in your second year. FOR MORE INFORMATION Department of Languages and Literatures Bricker Academic Building, Rm BA405 T. 519.884.0710 x2398 E langandlit@wlu.ca

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WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY WATERLOO | Brantford | Kitchener | Toronto


OUR STUDENTS EXCEL “The French program provided me with a comfortable, professional and creative learning environment where I was able to successfully engage in the French-speaking world through the study of culture, language, literature and film.” Paul Lalonde, ’13 Honours English and French Law student at the University of Ottawa

“My first year of university was the first time I was away from my family. I soon became involved with a group of students, which developed into the Laurier French Club, available to all Laurier students today. I recall the Meet the Profs events, where students and faculty can mingle and where I realized that my professors are genuinely passionate about their work. Now I work in the education industry and make use of at least two of my languages learned at Laurier every day.” Jeff Shepstone, ’12 Honours Languages Multilingual Customer Support Representative at Desire2Learn Educational Software

“Earning a French degree was the best decision I ever made. The professors at Laurier are very supportive and encourage the success of their students. The skills and knowledge I acquired while earning my French degree will be of great benefit as I strive to engage others in my passion for the French language.” Marisa Moser, ’13 Honours French Student, Faculty of Education, Western University

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

GREAT EXPERIENCES

POURQUOI ÉTUDIER LE FRANÇAIS À LAURIER?

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Laurier’s French program opens innumerable doors to students! In a bilingual country that requires people with strong analytical and communicative skills in both French and English, a French degree at Laurier prepares students for life, while offering a rich and rewarding student experience.

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The opportunities are endless when you are a French student at Laurier. Students study a wide range of subjects, including oral French, language through popular culture, the diverse cultures of the French-speaking world, French and francophone literature and film, advanced writing in French and French-English translation. Professors are always eager to chat with students and the warm and welcoming Laurier French Club offers students the opportunity to socialize on Friday afternoons and to go on excursions as close by as the local café or as far as the Carnaval de Québec.

La Maison Française residential learning community French immersion classroom experience Opportunities to study abroad Innovative approaches to teaching and learning Rich and varied interdisciplinary curriculum

OUR COURSES INCLUDE • • • • •

Language through Popular Culture A Journey through French Literature Advanced Translation Innovations in French Cinema The Search for Identity

THINK CREATIVELY FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE The First Year Experience for Arts students is unique at Laurier. We offer several choices that will assist you in the transition from high school to university. First Year Seminars provide a small-group learning experience covering thought-provoking topics. You will develop core academic skills in research, critical thinking, and communication.

Our academically themed Residence Learning Communities give you the opportunity to live side-by-side in residence with students taking similar courses, as well as the chance to interact with faculty from your department on a regular basis. Laurier Arts Scholars is a community of high-achieving students who are offered an innovative, challenging, and rewarding educational experience. Meet other high achievers and extend the learning process beyond the classroom through special projects, lectures and events.


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