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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 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  broadens students’ cultural horizons by giving them direct access to the fields of philosophy, literature, history and music, and 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/admissions/update-major-form.html

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 421: Fourth-Year French

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 francais des affaires
  • FREN-F 452: La Civilisation et littérature québécoises
  • FREN-F 460: French Fiction in Film
  • FREN-F 461: La France Contemporaine

*may apply towards one area only

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.