Course Information


Studies in French allow for a wide range of interests: the enhancement of practical language skills, including translation, pronunciation and business French (FREB08H3, FREB17H3, FREB18H3, FREB44H3, FREC18H3); the study of how the language is structured (FREB45H3,FREC46H3, FREC47H3); the development of approaches to the teaching of French (FREB11H3, FREB20H3, FREC11H3); and the exploration of the rich literatures and cultures of French Canada, France and other parts of the francophone world.

Students are encouraged to take ACMA01H3 (Exploring Key Questions in the Arts, Culture and Media) as early as possible in their French studies.

The following Programs are offered at University of Toronto Scarborough: a Minor Program in French; a Minor Program in French for Francophones; a Major in French; and a Specialist Program in French which can be completed either as a specialist program in its own right or as part of the Combined Degree Program. Read more about our French programs.


The courses listed under LGG include language courses in Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil, Bengali, Spanish, and Arabic.

Registration in all courses with the prefix LGG is subject to the approval of the instructor. Students will be assessed at the beginning of the course in a manner to be determined by the instructor. Students whose level of proficiency in the language is inappropriate for the level of the course will not be approved for enrolment. In some courses, the status of students will be listed as "interim" (INT) until they are approved (APP) by their instructors. Note that students are not permitted to take courses in a language in the wrong sequence (i.e., a lower-level course after a higher-level one). Read more about our language courses and programs.


Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. It encompasses theories of linguistic structure in all domains: speech sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), meaning (semantics), and texts or conversations (discourse). Other sub-fields of linguistics include psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language processing, learning how to read, and associated disorders, as well as the neural architecture underlying all of these): sociolinguistics (language variation according to region, gender, class, etc., as well as the social functions of language); historical linguistics (how languages change across time, and why); and applied linguistics (e.g. second language learning, translation, clinical linguistics).

The Major Program in Linguistics is designed to help students prepare for entry into professional programs in areas with a significant language component, such as speech/language pathology, education, and language teaching. Students with a particular interest in psycholinguistics can enroll in the Specialist Program in Psycholinguistics which provides excellent preparation for entry into postgraduate programs in speech/language pathology, psycholinguistics and education. The Specialist Program in Linguistics is designed for students who are interested in a more intensive study of linguistics or entry into a graduate program in linguistics. Read more about our Linguistics and Psycholinguistics programs.