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Minor in French

The primary goal of the program in French at IUPUI is to assist students in achieving linguistic and cultural proficiency in French and Francophone settings. To support this goal, the program offers a variety of courses from the introductory to the advanced undergraduate levels in language & linguistics, culture & literature, and applied areas (translation & Business French).

Considering that French is the only language (with English) that is spoken on all five continents, and that the number of people who speak it has tripled in the last fifty years, a major in French has never been more desirable in the workplace.  French is not only one of the main languages of the European Union and many other international bodies, including the Olympic Committee; it is also dominant in science, engineering, and technology. The French program not only broadens students’ cultural horizons by giving them direct access to the fields of philosophy, literature, history and music, it also prepares them for a variety of careers in international business communication, translation, tourism, education, and technology, to name a few.

A minor in French (FREN) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • completion of at least 6 credits hours at IUPUI
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • FREN-F 203: Second-Year French I (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 204: Second-Year French II (3 cr.)

One Language course (3 cr.)

  • FREN-F 328: Advanced French Grammar and Composition
  • FREN-F 330: Introduction to Translation
  • FREN-F 336: Structure of French
  • FREN-F 396: French Study Abroad*
  • FREN-F 402: Introduction to French Linguistics
  • FREN-F 423: Craft of Translation

One Oral Production course (3 cr.)

  • FREN-F 315: Conversation and Diction I
  • FREN-F 316: Conversation and Diction II
  • FREN-F 331: French Pronunciation and Diction
  • FREN-F 380: French Conversation
  • FREN-F 396: French Study Abroad*
  • FREN-F 480: French Conversation

One Culture course (3 cr.)

  • FREN-F 300: Lectures et analyses littéraries
  • FREN-F 307: Masterpieces of French Literature
  • FREN-F 326: French in the Business World
  • FREN-F 334: French for the Medical and Technical World
  • FREN-F 350: Topics in Francophone Culture
  • FREN-F 352: Culture, Société, Langue et Littérature au Québec
  • FREN-F 360: Intro. socio-culturelle à la France
  • FREN-F 391: Studies in French Cinema
  • FREN-F 396: French Study Abroad*
  • FREN-F 434: Advanced French for the Medical and Technical World
  • FREN-F 450: Colloquium in French Studies
  • FREN-F 451: Le francias des affaires
  • FREN-F 460: French Fiction in Film

*may apply towards one area only