Oct 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog

Courses in French Studies


Placement Testing


All students wishing to enroll in French language courses must take the Language Placement Test. Only those students who have had no more than one semester of high school French are exempt from taking this examination and may enroll in French 1 (Introductory French). Placement test results are valid for one year; thereafter it must be retaken.

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the language requirement in an uninterrupted sequence. In all cases, however, the language requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester of the senior year.

Course Descriptions


All courses are taught entirely in French:

     Lower Division Courses

  • All students wishing to enroll in French language courses must take the Language Placement Test. Only those students who have had no more than one semester of high school French are exempt from taking this examination and may enroll in French 1 (Introductory French). Placement test results are valid for one year; thereafter it must be retaken.
  • Lower division courses may be taken at Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, or Pitzer College.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the language requirement in an uninterrupted sequence. In all cases, however, the language requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester of the senior year.
  • Registration through the Portal into weekly conversation sections ("French Labs") is required. Student must attend the same section throughout the semester.
  • During the semester, attendance at a minimum of three French tables at Scripps or CMC and three French Club-sponsored films is required.

Upper Division Courses


The following courses may be counted towards the French Major and Minor. They may be taken at Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, or Pitzer College. Other French courses may be available at Pomona College. Please note, however, that Pomona upper division courses count as off campus courses.