The Department of French, Italian and Spanish offers instruction in the fields of French, Italian and Spanish together with courses bearing the title Romance Studies. (The latter courses do not constitute a Major Field of study.)
Advanced Placement and Credit by Special Assessment
French, Italian and Spanish-speaking students or students with more than high-school matriculation in these languages (including graduates of a bilingual or immersion program) must consult the Department to be placed in a course corresponding to their level of linguistic competence.
Students seeking credit by special assessment should consult the Department regarding courses available for credit in this manner. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment or to receive advanced credit for them.
Noting that the advancement of knowledge and understanding is a global enterprise, the Mission Statement of the University of Calgary strongly advocates international contacts among staff and students. In this context, the Department of French, Italian and Spanish encourages its students to take advantage of possibilities for studying off-campus, wherever one of its target languages is spoken. Detailed information on courses and programs in French (in Quebec or elsewhere), Italian and Spanish is available from the Department and/or the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad.
Students planning to study off-campus must obtain a letter of permission from their faculty. They are strongly advised to consult the Department of French, Italian and Spanish beforehand to discuss details concerning course selection and transfer of credit.
Programme menant au certificat de langue française/Certificate Program in French Language Studies
En collaboration avec l'Education permanente et le Centre français, le Département de français, italien et espagnol offre un programme menant au certificat de langue française. Ce programme réunit des cours avec crédit, des cours sans crédit et des activités culturelles. Pour de plus amples renseignements, prière de s'adresser au Centre français, 403.220.7226, ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.
In collaboration with Continuing Education and the French Centre, the Department of French, Italian and Spanish offers a Certificate Program in French Language Studies combining credit and non-credit courses with participation in cultural activities. Complete information may be obtained from the French Centre at 403.220.7226 or ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.
Le Centre français/The French Centre
Le Département de français, italien et espagnol travaille de près avec le Centre français qui fait partie de l'Education permanente. Situé à Craigie Hall (C 301), le Centre propose un choix de cours sans crédit et d'activités culturelles, administre le programme menant au certificat de langue française et gère "Le francofonne," lieu de rencontre et centre multimédia où l'on peut se détendre dans une ambiance francophone. Le Centre gère aussi des cours accrédités donnés en français dans différentes disciplines (French Language Instruction Program ou FLIP) permettant à l'étudiant de renforcer sa maîtrise de la langue. Pour de plus amples renseignements, prière de s'adresser au Centre français, 403.220.7226, ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.
The Department of French, Italian and Spanish maintains close links with the French Centre, a facility operated by Continuing Education. Located in Craigie Hall (C 301), the Centre offers a variety of non-degree courses and cultural activities, administers the Certificate Program in French Language Studies, and operates "Le francofonne," a drop-in and media learning centre for those wishing to relax in a francophone atmosphere. Through the French Language Instruction Program (FLIP), credit courses are offered in other departments providing students with another opportunity to perfect their French. Detailed information may be obtained from the Centre at 403.220.7226 or ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.