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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in French
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Performing Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

French is an international language of business and tourism. A must-speak language, spoken on all continents across the world. Needed in international relations, media and the corporate world. French provides an exciting opportunity for careers in the local and international job markets.

The programme is comprehensively structured to respond to the global and career needs of students. It explores romantic French culture and civilisation as well as its language and literatures in the best way possible.

For many English speaking countries, French appears to be the second preferred international language for their citizens. Whiles the career opportunities for Ghanaian French graduates have always been bright due to the fact that Ghana is surrounded by Francophone countries, considerable number of firms from these countries have shown interest in expanding their businesses beyond their borders in recent times. This is obviously due to the stable political environment in the country.

Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations and projects. They are given in-class tests, Interim or Continuous Assessment (IA or CA) and end- of-semester written and oral examinations. The IA or CA is 30% of the overall mark while the end-of-semester examination constitutes 70%.

Undergraduate students are taught and trained by means of learnerCentred techniques as well as oral and power-point presentations. Problem-solving has been built into all French courses while the YearAbroad programme, fun-based activities, simulation, role-play and class discussion also constitute efficient methods in providing results-oriented tuition.

At the end of this programme, students must;
• Show a depth of knowledge of French and francophone culture and civilization
• Demonstrate the ability to speak, write and read and comprehend the French language with relative ease
• Demonstrate the ability to translate and interpret to and from French
• Demonstrate an understanding of global politics and economy from French and francophone perspectives.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

3

UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical

3

FREN 121

Oral Skills and Informal Written Expression

3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required 

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

 

 

                                                                Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

3

UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical

3

FREN 122

Oral Skills and Formal Written Expression

3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required 

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

LEVEL 200

                                                                     First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

UGRC 220-238*

Introduction to African Studies

3

FREN 231

Reading Skills

3

FREN 233

Listening Comprehension and Grammar

3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required 

15

Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238* (3 credits)

 

 

                                                                    Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

UGRC 220-238*

Introduction to African Studies

3

FREN 232

Oral Expression

3

FREN 234

Written Expression and Grammar

3

Other Subjects

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Department

6

Minimum Credits Required 

15

Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238 (3 credits)

 

 

LEVEL 300 

MAJOR: At least 24 credits by the end of the academic year

COMBINED: At least 15 credits by the end of the academic year

MINOR: At least 6 credits by the end of the academic year

                                                                First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

FREN 371

French Grammar & Intermediate Translation I

3

FREN 373

French & Francophone Literature

3

Other Subjects

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Electives

FREN 351

Gender in Francophone African Fiction

3

FREN 353

The Age of Enlightenment and African Development

3

FREN 355

Teaching French as a Foreign Language I

3

FREN 357

Business French I: The Bank, Secretarial Services and Companies

3

FREN 361

French for International Relations I: Operations of

International Organisations

3

FREN 363

French for the Hospitality Industry I: The Establishment and First Contacts

3

Minimum Credits Required 

15

 

 

                                                                  Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

FREN 372

French Grammar & Intermediate Translation II

3

FREN 374

Text-based Oral Expression

3

Other Subjects

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Electives

FREN 352

Francophone African Drama and Poetry

3

FREN 354

Topics in Nineteenth Century French Literature

3

FREN 356

Teaching French as a Foreign Language II

3

FREN 358

Business French II: Purchasing, Sales and Accounting

Services

3

FREN 362

French for International Relations II: Social Issues

3

FREN 364

French for the Hospitality Industry II: Customer Care

3

FREN 370

Language Immersion I

5

Minimum Credits Required 

15

 

 

 

LEVEL 400

MAJOR: At least 30 credits by the end of the academic year

COMBINED: At least 15 credits by the end of the academic year

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

FREN 481

French Grammar & Semi-Specialised Translation I

3

FREN 483

French and Francophone Literature II

3

Electives

FREN 450

Long Essay/Creative Writing

4

FREN 460

Study Abroad

6

FREN 461

Special Author: French Literature

3

FREN 463

Introduction to the Linguistics of French

3

FREN 465

Teaching of French as a Foreign Language III

3

FREN 467

Business        French       III:       Transport,        Insurance,

Telecommunication and Telephony

3

FREN 471

French for International Relations III: Economic Issues

3

FREN 473

French for the Hospitality Industry III: Marketing Tourism Products

3

Minimum Credits Required 

15

                                                                    Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

FREN 482

French Grammar & Semi-Specialised Translation II

3

FREN 484

Text-Based Oral Presentation

3

Electives

FREN 462

Special Author: Francophone Literature

3

FREN 464

Semantics and Syntax of French

3

FREN 466

Teaching French as a Foreign Language IV

3

FREN 468

Business French IV: Advertisement and Customer Care

3

FREN 470

Language Immersion II

5

FREN 472

French for International Relations IV: Political Issues

3

FREN 474

French for the Hospitality Industry IV: Tour Guiding

3

Minimum Credits Required 

15

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

• Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.
• Grade A1, or B2 in French at the WASSCE or equivalent

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

While some graduates work directly in ‘language jobs’, career possibilities for UG’s French graduates are very diverse. Many French graduates enter careers which them offer ample opportunity to use their highly developed verbal, written and thinking skills as well as their cultural awareness and adaptability. Individuals with different interests have found employment in a variety of roles such as administrator, salesperson, management trainee, bank officer, recruitment consultant, insurance advisor and conference organizer – in all these and many more, graduates in French easily becomes bilingual professionals and have greater advantage on the job market.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Augustine H. Asaah (Professor)
Professor of French
ahasaah@ug.edu.gh or asaahaug@yahoo.fr https://www.ug.edu.gh/french/faculty-staff

Baaba SAGOE
Assistant Lecturer

Dr. Abdoulaye Imorou
Lecturer
abdoulayeimorou02@yahoo.fr / aimorou@ug.edu.gh

Dr. C.K.N Badasu
Senior Lecturer
ckbadasu@ug.edu.gh / ckbadasu@yahoo.com

Dr. Cephas Appollin Sallah
Lecturer

Dr. Emmanuel Kuto
Lecturer
ekkuto@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Promise Dodzi Kpoglu
Lecturer
pdkpoglu@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Samuel Koffi
Lecturer
samkoffy@yahoo.com

Dr. Ulrich Douo
Lecturer
ulrichdouo@yahoo.co.uk / ulrichdouo@gmail.com

E. Mawushi NUTAKOR
Assistant Lecturer
mawushi@ug.edu.gh

Luke Saanyugr LIEBZIE
Tutor
lliebzie@ug.edu.gh OR lielucons@gmail.com

Mrs.Sewoenam Chachu (Dr)
Senior Lecturer, Head of Department
schachu@ug.edu.gh / sewoenam@gmail.com

Ms. Obeyaa Sackey
Asst. Lecturer
mitchelle_74@hotmail.com

Prof. Robert YENNAH
Professor of French
ryennah@ug.edu.gh; ryennah@yahoo.com

Victor Petit Moya
Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Dr
Sewoenam Chachu
Head of Department
 
General Office
Responsible for admission inquiries