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Course Catalog

Academic year 2024-25

MIT students have interests and prospects that span the globe.

The French and francophone program offers undergraduates the opportunity to combine a degree in any STEM-related field with in-depth language and cultural studies. 

Fall 2024

21G.301/351/371            French I                                                                                                                                                                

21G.302/352/372            French II                 

21G. 303/373                   French III               

21G.304/374                    French IV               


21G.310                               French Conversation: Intensive Practice                                                                                                                                       21G.312                             Basic Themes in French Literature & Culture: A Tour of Belgium in 80 days


21G.342                            French Pop Music (taught in French)

21G.346                            Topics in Modern French Literature & Culture: Language and Power (taught in French)

21G.347                            Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction (taught in French)

21G.054                            France and Haiti: Enlightenment, Slavery, and Revolution (taught in English)                                                                       


IAP Term 2025                                                                                                                            

21G.301/351                     French I

January Scholars in France (non-credit bearing)                                                                                                                                                              

Spring Term 2025

21G.301/351                      French I

21G.302/352                      French II

21G.303                              French III                                 

21G.304                              French IV                                 


21G.308                             Writing (like the) French                                                                                                 

21G.316                               Marseille Unveiled: Digital Stories and Intercultural Encounters (taught in French)


21G.322                               Frenchness in an Era of Globalization (taught in French)

21G.325                               New Culture of Gender: Queer France (taught in French)       

21G.346                               Topics in Modern French Literature & Culture (taught in French)

For more information and class description, please consult the MIT catalog

For sample syllabi, please consult the Open Courseware webpages


If you have no previous experience in French, enroll in 21G.301 French I (21G.351 for graduate students).

If you have taken one year of French in high school, or one semester at the college level, enroll in 21G.302 (21G.352 for graduate students).

Contact Leanna Rezvani with further questions about placement in French I or French II.


If you have taken two years of French in high school, or two semesters at the college level, enroll in 21G.303 French III.

If you have taken three years of French in high school, or three semesters at the college level, enroll in 21G.304 French IV.

If you have scored a 4 or 5 on the French AP exam, consider enrolling in intermediate or advanced classes.

Contact Cathy Culot with further questions about placement in French III or above.


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