Sep 30, 2023  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.

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The French minor consists of at least five full courses, beginning at the level of French 206. Students who enter the minor at a higher level are still required to complete five full courses. Any course dealing with the Francophone world, taken at Oberlin or abroad, may count toward the minor; two half courses may count as a full course.

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Summary of Requirements

FREN 101, 102, and 205 are not counted toward the minor. French-taught Languages across the Curriculum (LxC) sections, which are generally half courses, will count as French-taught credits.

Courses that dedicate at least 30% of the syllabus to French or Francophone content may, with the Chair’s approval, be counted as partial minor credit.

Suggested Course Sequence

French 101-102, 205-206, 301, other 300-level courses in French, followed by 400-level courses.  French 301, 309, or 321 is the prerequisite for other courses at the 300-level. Two 300-level courses beyond 301 are the prerequisite for 400-level courses. Other prerequisites may be noted: see the course descriptions below.

Advanced Placement

An AP score of 4 or 5, an IB score of 6 or 7, or an SATII score of 628-800 will result in placement in a gateway course and one full course (FREN 300) credited toward graduation and the minor.

Study Away / Tranfer of Credit

Three courses, including one 400-level course, must be in residence

Two courses may be counted from approved study abroad programs or an accredited college/university.

French Minor Course Lists

Gateway Courses

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Note: FREN 301 is the normal gateway course, but for more advanced students, either FREN 309 or FREN 321 may serve as a gateway course.

Approved French Minor Courses

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