Living - Learning Communities

Study Abroad

                 
Some courses require special permission and/or have pre-requisites (pre-reqs).  These are listed in the online schedule of classes and on our website under courses.

If webreg is not allowing you to register for a course, it could be for any of these reasons:

  • you need a special permission number (SPN) because the class is filled
  • you need a special permission number (SPN) because the course requires it
  • you do not have the necessary pre-req for the course
  • the course conflicts with other courses you have on your schedule because of the day/time period when it meets
  • there is a financial hold on your registration
  • some other reason

If you are having trouble registering for a course, and you think you could be eligible for a special permission number or a pre-req override, please e-mail the undergraduate administrator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the information below.  Include any special circumstances in the e-mail.

  • your name
  • your e-mail
  • your RU ID number
  • the name of the course
  • six-digit course number & section number
  • five-digit index number
 
                                                            
 
                

For questions about special permission
or pre-reqs:  please click here.


General Questions

I am a senior and majoring (or minoring) in French.  Are all of my courses in order? 
We urge you to contact the department in the spring of your junior year to check if you are meeting major or minor requirements.  Do not wait until your senior year. The first step is to check degree navigator.  Then, e-mail the Undergraduate Director to set up an appointment to come in.

Do I need to fill out any forms to declare a major or minor?  Not for the French Department. 
You may need to for your school or college.

For advising hours:  please click here.

If you need to schedule a make-up exam:  Please e-mail the undergraduate administrator,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least one week before the exam date with the name of the course, course number, and reason you need to re-schedule.  Please note:  we do not consider work or travel to be acceptable reasons.

Do you accept auditors?  It depends on the course, the instructor, and the reason.  Please e-mail the Undergraduate Director with the name of the course, course number, and reason for your request.

Questions About Course Offerings, Instructors, & Books

What courses are you offering next semester?  We post our list of courses one week before registration begins.  Please see our website under courses.

Can I have the name of the instructor teaching a course?  We do not provide instructor names before the start of the semester because the schedule often changes.  Please see the online schedule of classes for the most up-to-date information.

How can I find out what books will be required for a course?  We order our books through the Rutgers University Bookstore, located in Ferren Mall in New Brunswick. To find out what books are required, please go to the bookstore website under textbooks.

Do you offer summer courses in French?  Yes.  Please contact the Rutgers summer session office for the most up-to-date information.

Questions About Transfer Credit

If you are a transfer student, or doing study abroad through another institution:  Contact the Undergraduate Director and make an appointment to come in.  Bring as much course information as possible:  syllabus, course description, program brochure, et cetera.  Where appropriate, we will approve course equivalencies for transfer credit.

Can you provide a course syllabus so I can get it approved by my home university?  Yes.  Please e-mail the undergraduate administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the name of the course, course number, and reason for your request.

I took an AP course in high school.  What score is required to get course credit?  An AP course with a score of 4 or 5 will be granted course credit, and replaces French 210 in terms of major/minor requirements.

Questions About Specific Courses & Programs

Does French 102 or 132 have a lab?  If you take either course in the fall, there is no lab. 
If you take either one in the spring, then yes, there is a lab.

What is French 105?  This course allows students to acquire a reading knowledge of French as quickly as possible.  It is taught in English.

Do I have to take 213 and 214?  For a French major, yes.
Do I have to take them in consecutive order?  Yes.
Will they count toward a minor?  Yes.

For the Living & Learning course, do I need a special permission number?  Yes.  Please e-mail the undergraduate administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can I do more than one semester of independent study?  No.

For information about the Certificate of Basic Knowledge (or other certificate programs):
please click here.

  
                                                                       

SAS Core Courses offered in the French Department:

Course No.

Course Title

Credits 

Cross-listing or equivalent

DN Codes               

01:420:105      

French for Reading Knowledge

3

01:420:131

AHq

01:420:106

French for Reading Knowledge II

3

01:420:132

Ahq

01:420:132

Intermediate French II

4

 

AHq

01:420:160

Short Stories of France (in English)

3

 

AHq

01:420:213

Intensive Advanced Grammar

3

 

AHq

01:420:214

Composition & Stylistics

3

 

AHo, AHp, WCD 

01:420:215

Aspects of French Literature

3

 

AHo, AHp, WCD

01:420:216

Aspects of French Literature

3

 

Aho, Ahp, WCD

01:420:217

Approaches to French Literature (Honors)

3

 

AHo, AHp, WCD

01:420:218

Approaches to French Literature

3

 

AHo, AHp, WCD

01:420:241

Major French Writers in Translation

3

01:195:251

Ahp, WCD

01:420:242

Major French Writers in Translation

3

01:195:251

AHp, WCD

01:420:251

France in the World & the World in France

3

 

21C, AHp

01:420:260

The Theater of France (in English)

3

 

AHp, AHq, WCD

01:420:251

Francophilia:  Literature & Sexuality in Modern France

3

 

21st Century;
WCD

01:420:306

Modern French Cinema

3

 

Ahp

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