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
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • FREN 111*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • FREN 112*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

*This model assumes that the individual has no prior experience in French; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met or if the student tests into a more advanced couse. All students with previous experience in French must take the placement test.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • An 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 of credit for AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), Cambridge A Levels, PSEO (Postsecondary Education Option) and CIS (College in the Schools) and more advanced courses should initially be directed to the Maria Vendetti (vendet1@stolaf.edu). Credit for transfer courses is done in consultation with the Registrar, the French Placement Director, and the French Section Head.
Placement
  • All students with previous experience in French MUST take the placement test and must register for the course they place into. Any questions about the placement text should be directed to the French Placement Director, Sean Killackey (killac1@stolaf.edu).
Informational Events

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Romance Languages – Jonathan O’Conner (oconner@stolaf.edu)