French

Building

The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual...
French House is a student-run housing co-operative in which French majors and others interested in French live together with the French Assistant in a French-speaking environment. The house receives the television station TV5 and Radio France Internationale, which provide...
French House is a student-run housing co-operative in which French majors and others interested in French live together with the French Assistant in a French-speaking environment. The house receives the television station TV5 and Radio France Internationale, which provide...

External News

  Major Requirements A minimum of 32 credits (not including French 101, 102, and 103), with at least 20 credits in all and a minimum of three 300-level courses (12 credits) taken in the Department of French at Grinnell. Required: French 303, 304, or 305; 312 or 313; and a...

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Studying French at GrinnellFrequently Asked Questions   Q. If I have already taken some French, how can I find out which Grinnell course I should register for?   A. You should take the placement test during New Student Orientation. Based on your results, you will be placed in...

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Recent visitors include the following: Mabrouck Rachedi (French author of Algerian origin) Alain Geismar (French leader of 1968 strikes) Michel Wieviorka (French sociologist who studies violence, racism and antisemitism) Glenn Myrent (Film critic and author; taught a short...
Recent visitors include the following: Mabrouck Rachedi (French author of Algerian origin) Alain Geismar (French leader of 1968 strikes) Michel Wieviorka (French sociologist who studies violence, racism and antisemitism) Glenn Myrent (Film critic and author; taught a short...
  French scholar Jean Garapon comes to Grinnell to lead a three-week short course on Molière's first five-act play, L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives).   Garapon, who has published widely on French literature during the age of Louis XIV, will be guiding students through...

Group Info

The French program explores the diverse literatures, identities, and cultures of the French-speaking world. All courses are taught in French, provide intensive work in oral and written expression, and are approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students may meet...