French is one of Canada’s two official languages, and knowledge of French is essential in many areas of professional employment throughout Canada. By taking French courses in language, literature and culture at CBU, students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Acadian and other French Canadian cultures, as well as becoming acquainted with various French-speaking cultures.

Offerings in the first two years of CBU’s French program include courses designed to improve listening and speaking skills. In order to compensate for differing levels of skill among students, steps are taken to implement individualized instruction. Advanced students may enrol in courses that will enhance their knowledge of Francophone cultures. Third- year courses are also offered in the fields of literature and linguistics.

All new students are evaluated to assist them in selecting the appropriate course. Part-time students are urged to contact a member of the French sub-department for counseling prior to registration.

Program Options

CBU offers an Academic Concentration in French within the three-year general Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degrees. A Minor in French (24 credits) is also offered within the four year BA or Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degrees, and French may be taken as an Academic Subject (24 credits) in the three year BACS degree, or as part of an Area Major in the BA and BACS four year degree.

Arja Vainio-Mattila
Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences

Office: B212

Phone: 563-1354

Mary Keating
Associate Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences / Assistant Professor, English

Office: CC-222

Phone: 902.563.1623

Lynn MacEachern
Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1261

Sherry Spracklin
School Secretary

Office: CC-275

Phone: 902.563.1258