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French (LIFR) Courses

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First Year

French Year 1 Courses: 1A and 1AX 1st Quarter, 1B and 1BX 2nd Quarter, 1C and 1CX 3rd Quarter

Second Year

French Year 2 Courses: 1D and 1DX 4th Quarter, or Literature 2A 4th Quarter, Literature 2B 5th Quarter, Literature 2C 6th Quarter.

Students who are planning to continue studying the language or its literature may want to take Literature 2A rather than LIFR 1D/DX. Students who take 1D/1DX and later decide to continue their language studies, or study abroad, will still need to take LIT 2A as LIFR 1D/1DX is not the prerequisite for LIT 2B. To discuss your particular situation, please contact your advisor, Stéphanie Gaillard | (responsible for the 1st year French curriculum), or Catherine Ploye | (responsible for the 2nd year French curriculum).

Advanced Study

Linguistics Major - Language Studies (French)

Literature: Language and Culture Program (French)


The Conversation and Analysis sections are two halves of one course and need to be taken together.
Both are designed to immerse you in the language and give you a practical ability as quickly as possible.

Conversation Sections (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D)

Conversation (MWF) classes focus on vocabulary development, cultural knowledge, and speaking French.

Analysis Sections (1AX, 1BX, 1CX, 1DX)

Analysis (TuTh) classes focus on listening, reading, and learning how to analyze the French language and culture.

Summer Program

Save yourself valuable time and get an entire quarter of college-level language instruction in just three short weeks - an entire year in nine weeks!


Academic Calendar

French Course Calendar

*Note: The offering of summer courses is dependent upon student enrollment.