Programme structure

The bachelor programme in French and Romance Languages and Letters : General totals 180 credits over 3 years (3 x 60 credits). It consists of a basic major syllabus of 150 credits and a minor syllabus of 30 credits (2 x 15 credits), over years 2 and 3.

Three pivotal courses make up the 150 credits of the major orientation of the bachelor syllabus:

(1) introduction to the human sciences (historical criticism, arts and civilisations, European literature, analysis and practice of academic discourse, ancient and modern languages, philosophy, language science, logic and argumentation, religious sciences);
(2) introduction to French and Romance languages and letters (literary history, theory of literature, analysis of texts [Ancient and Middle French: the novel, poetry and theatre], francophone literature in Belgium, French syntax, French linguistics [synchronic and diachronic considerations], Romance linguistics, comparative literature);
(3) Practical training in oral and written communication in a Romance language (Spanish or Italian).

The first block of undergraduate studies starts with a term of general foundation courses common to all of the faculty's Bachelor's programmes. Students will be introduced to history, art history, literature and the art of academic discourse, providing them with a solid grounding and the opportunity to transfer.

They will also receive discipline-specific courses from the first term of Block 1. These will become their core courses in the second term of Block 1.

From Block 2, students continue their studies in their major subject and are also invited to choose a 30-credit minor with a view to broadening their intellectual and professional horizons. This minor can be selected from another faculty discipline or from another UCL faculty, subject to certain admission requirements set by the programme managers.