French (FREN)

Students refine their oral and written French, gain intercultural competence, and develop analytical skills through the study of Francophone contemporary cultures, civilizations, and literatures.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • FREN 111*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • FREN 112*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in French; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Questions about transfer of credit for AP (advanced placement), IB (international baccalaureate), Cambridge A Levels, PSEO (postsecondary education option) and CIS (College in the
  • Schools) related to the completion of the Foreign Language requirement (FOL) in French should be directed to the St. Olaf College Registrar (registrar@stolaf.edu)
    AP score of 5 or IB score of HL-7 leads to placement in French 25X. AP score of 4 or IB score of HL-6 leads to placement in French 232.
  • Questions about transfer credit for more advanced French courses should be directed to the French section head. For academic year 2020-21, contact Prof. Jolene Barjasteh (barjasteh@stolaf.edu)
Placement
  • French online placement test in French is available
  • For academic year 2020-21, contact Prof. Mary Cisar (cisar@stolaf.edu)
Informational Events

Nothing listed at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Romance Languages – Jolene Barjasteh (barjaste@stolaf.edu)