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Course Requirements - French

Four-Year Plan - French

The following represents one of many paths students can take to complete a major in French. Depending on the amount of French you have taken before beginning at Coe, you may begin at different levels. A grade of “C” or higher must be received in all courses counted toward the French major.

Note that students typically take four courses per semester for a total of eight each year. Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options.

First Year

  • FRE-225 Intermediate French II (FRE-225 is also designed for students with 2-4 years of high-school French but not yet ready for FRE-315)
  • FRE-315 French Composition and Conversation

Second Year

  • FRE-335 Introduction to French Literature
  • FRE-345 History of French: Language and Culture

Third Year

  • Study abroad highly recommended (up to 3 credits toward the major)
  • FRE-446 Colonial and Multicultural Narratives

Fourth Year

  • FRE-452 Advanced Language Skills and Translation Workshop
  • FRE-495 Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture