May not be the best place to post it, but this kind of premature annoucement couldn't be sent in a mail.
The course for French Language will not be a Humanities or Open Elective as far as offering it in this semester is concerned, It can be a non-academic credit, but the payment for that kind of course is not clear. The talk is on to have the college pay at least some part of the fees like it was for the German course last semester.
So in simple words the status of French course: The course with credits will probably be there is next sem. This semester it might come up as Non-Academic, but that is still being discussed and should be settled by this weekend, that is when I will send a formal mail, probably.
Please spread the word to other friends who were interested.