Students must consult the department website for information about placement, and contact the department for further information and testing, if necessary.
Language Course Exclusion
Once the language skills program requirement has been satisfied, no student may receive credit for courses numbered FRAN 100 to 275 (220 excluded) except with permission of the department.
The department does not offer course challenges.
A francophone is defined for the purposes of these regulations as a person who has spoken French since childhood and who has received sufficient secondary instruction in French to be literate in French.
Francophone students may not obtain credit for FRAN 100, 120, 160, 180, 300 or 350. They should consult the department about placement.
Limitation on First-Year Credit (Including Transfer Credit)
The department places the following limitations on first-year credit:
- 12 units for students with no knowledge of French
- 10.5 units for students with less than French 12
- 7.5 units for students with French 12
- 4.5 units for students with Français 12
Students are encouraged to study at Francophone universities; the department recognizes a broad variety of courses in language, literature, cultural studies and French linguistics for transfer credit. The Faculty regulation for the Major Program that at least 12 of the 15 units numbered 300 or 400 are required to be taken at UVic may be lowered to 9 units for students who complete at least 12 units at a Francophone university, or to 10.5 units for students who complete at least 7.5 units at a Francophone university, and who in each case have completed 3 units of 200-level courses at UVic.
Students must obtain a Letter of Permission before undertaking studies at a Francophone university or elsewhere. To ensure that the correct transfer credit is granted for courses taken elsewhere, students also MUST consult with the departments transfer credit adviser (see the departments website) BEFORE applying for a Letter of Permission.