Recommended course sequence

Course schedules vary widely depending on whether students enter Cornell with language credits or not. The following are guidelines:

  • We recommend that all students, whether intending to major in French or not, complete their language course requirement by the end of their second year.
  • Majors should take Composition and Conversation (FRE 301) by the fall of their third year, though many will take this course sooner.
  • Seminar (FRE 411) occurs in alternate years and is generally taken in the third or fourth year