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Quebec & Franco-Canadian Studies

In the Quebec and Franco-Canadian Studies Specialization, you will take your studies of French beyond grammar and syntax to look at how French is a linguistic and cultural force that exceeds provincial borders. French is rapidly becoming a language of power across the globe and by immersing yourself in the culture, literature, and history of Quebec and French Canada you will build an understanding of the social and political dimensions of Canada’s second official language.

Learn more than just the grammatical and linguistic elements of the French language, examining the challenges and triumphs that have shaped the language culturally, socially, and politically around the globe.


Students who have fulfilled the requirements for a degree in French Studies may graduate with a Specialization in Quebec & Franco-Canadian Studies if they have successfully completed the following 4.0 credits:

  • 4.0 FREN credits from FREN 2452H (2450Y), 3231H, 3232H (3230Y), 3237H, 3238H, 3239H, 3831H, 3832H (3830Y), 4229Y, 4302H, 4500Y/4501H, 4520Y, or 4611H; or any reading course on a Quebec or Franco-Canadian subject (with permission of department chair)

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Take your studies even further by spending a year abroad in Quebec.
  • Embrace French-based events, including presentations by guest speakers, public readings, and student-run mini-conferences.

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Career Paths

  • Cultural Affairs Coordinator
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Public Servant
  • Professor