French Minor


15 credits

Minor Requirements

Complete 12-15 credits from the following:

FRE-101French Language and Culture I

4 credits

FRE-101REVFrench Grammar and Phonetics Review

1 credit

FRE-102French Language and Culture II

4 credits

FRE-201French Language and Culture III

3 credits

FRE-202French Language and Culture IV

3 credits

FRE-299Intermediate Readings in French

1-3 credits

FRE-301French Composition and Conversation

3 credits

FRE-302French Composition and Conversation

3 credits

FRE-333French and Francophone Literature

3 credits

Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.


Students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or to live in a community where French is the dominant language. Prior to studying abroad, students should work with WLC faculty to determine appropriate transfer credit. Approved programs may transfer courses that appear on a transcript as if the student were in residence at the College. However, all students are required to complete at least FRE-202 from the College’s French program in order to demonstrate competency in program learning outcomes.”


At minimum one-third of coursework for the minor must be completed at The College of Idaho.


Students who have previously taken French must complete the Modern Foreign Language placement test to determine entry level. Students must complete French coursework through, at minimum, FRE-202 (or equivalent by placement test) to be eligible for this minor.


All students must complete 15 units of coursework regardless of placement test results. Students who complete FRE-202 in fewer than 15 credits have the option to take up to 3 credits from the Creative Activity course list.