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Bachelor of Arts in FrenchStudents on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements (FRENBA)Department of French and Italian

The Bachelor of Arts in French provides comprehensive training in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in French—one of the fastest-growing languages in the world—as well as exploring the literature and culture of France and the French-speaking world. After the basic language sequence, students take courses from a wide range of offerings in French and Francophone literature, civilization, cinema, media studies, contemporary culture, advanced grammar and writing practice, and French linguistics. For students with an interest in international business, the Department offers a course in Business French.

A major in French can open doors to many different careers. In addition to language proficiency, French majors acquire advanced skills in general communication, analytical reasoning, and multicultural understanding, among others, that are highly valuable in a variety of professions.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 42 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as listed below.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours* (at least 27 of which must be in taught in French), including the requirements listed below.

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  1. Introductory course. One (1) course from the Introductory course list.
    • FRIT-F 300 French and Francophone Studies: Introduction P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score. This course introduces students to different levels of style and expression and to written argumentation in French. Literary texts, films, and other media representing various periods and genres provide the basis for in-class discussion and for exercises designed to develop oral and written fluency. Topics vary by section. Conducted in French. Credit given for only one of FRIT-F 300 or FRIT-S 300. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-S 300 French and Francophone Studies: Introduction-Honors P: Honors student; FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265, or consent of department. Literary texts, films and other media representing various periods and genres provide the basis for in-class discussion and for exercises designed to develop oral and written fluency. This is a version of FRIT-F 300 for honors students. Conducted in French. Credit given for only one of FRIT-F 300 or FRIT-S 300. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Advanced Grammar. One (1) course from the Advanced Grammar list.
    • FRIT-F 313 Advanced Grammar P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score. Intensive study of French grammar including in-depth review and exploration of advanced topics such as the passive, the causative, and indirect discourse. (3 credit hours.)
  3. French/Francophone Literature and Culture.
    1. One (1) course from the French/Francophone Literature and Culture Courses Taught in French list.
      • FRIT-F 305 Stage and Page P: FRIT-F 300. Theatre and literature of ideas by authors from the classical tradition to the twenty-first century. Readings and discussion in French. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 306 Fiction and Poetry P: FRIT-F 300. Evolution of French-language prose fiction and poetry across a variety of periods. Readings and discussion in French. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 361 La France medievale (jusqu'a 1500) P: FRIT-F 300. France's major political, religious, and economic characteristics from roughly 500 to 1500. Key moments and aspects include the Carolingian empire, feudalism, the Capetian and Valois monarchs, lords, knights and castles, women, peasants and merchants, the Crusades, the Hundred Years' War, the twilight of the Middle Ages. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 362 La France 1500-1800 P: FRIT-F 300. An introduction to the cultural history of France from the Renaissance to the Revolution. The emergence of new forms of political power, of sociability and of religious creeds, along with a variety of cultural phenomena that shaped national identity, popular culture, and daily life. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 363 La France 1800-aujourd'hui P: FRIT-F 300. The evolution of French history, society, and culture from Napoleon's Empire to the Postcolonial era. Key concepts and events of this period include Romanticism, the Paris Commune, the Dreyfus Affair, Impressionism, First and Second World Wars, Feminism, May 1968, immigration and multiculturalism. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 375 Themes et perspectives litteraires et culturels P: FRIT-F 300. Study of a specific subject or theme (e. g., society and the individual, courtly love and its influence on French culture, West African francophone cinema, or satire in literature and theater). All work in French. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
    2. One (1) additional course from the French/Francophone Literature and Culture list.
      • Courses taught in French
      • FRIT-F 305 Stage and Page P: FRIT-F 300. Theatre and literature of ideas by authors from the classical tradition to the twenty-first century. Readings and discussion in French. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 306 Fiction and Poetry P: FRIT-F 300. Evolution of French-language prose fiction and poetry across a variety of periods. Readings and discussion in French. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 361 La France medievale (jusqu'a 1500) P: FRIT-F 300. France's major political, religious, and economic characteristics from roughly 500 to 1500. Key moments and aspects include the Carolingian empire, feudalism, the Capetian and Valois monarchs, lords, knights and castles, women, peasants and merchants, the Crusades, the Hundred Years' War, the twilight of the Middle Ages. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 362 La France 1500-1800 P: FRIT-F 300. An introduction to the cultural history of France from the Renaissance to the Revolution. The emergence of new forms of political power, of sociability and of religious creeds, along with a variety of cultural phenomena that shaped national identity, popular culture, and daily life. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 363 La France 1800-aujourd'hui P: FRIT-F 300. The evolution of French history, society, and culture from Napoleon's Empire to the Postcolonial era. Key concepts and events of this period include Romanticism, the Paris Commune, the Dreyfus Affair, Impressionism, First and Second World Wars, Feminism, May 1968, immigration and multiculturalism. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 375 Themes et perspectives litteraires et culturels P: FRIT-F 300. Study of a specific subject or theme (e. g., society and the individual, courtly love and its influence on French culture, West African francophone cinema, or satire in literature and theater). All work in French. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • Courses taught in English
      • FRIT-F 222 Media Studies in the Francophone World No credit for French minor Study of the concepts of medium/media and mass media as they appear in the Francophone World, based on specific case studies and theoretical readings. Exploration of the ways in which Francophone people constantly interact with media in North America, Europe and Africa in a digital age. Taught in English. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 225 French Culture: Topics No credit for French minor Introduction to French culture through the study of a particular topic in the arts and humanities, such as film, literature, fine arts, and music. Taught in English. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in FRIT-F 225 and FRIT-F 125. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 226 French Society: Topics No credit for French minor Introduction to French civilization through the study of a particular topic in the social or historical sciences, such as the French Revolution, history of colonialism, World War II, the student movements of 1968. Taught in English. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in FRIT-F 226 and FRIT-F 126. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 227 French Style: Food, Fashion and Flair No credit for the French minor Study of French culture focusing on cuisine, fashion, and other forms of creative expression, as well as their influence upon societies in France and around the world. May include study of manners, customs and stylistic trends in home design and architecture. Taught in English. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 310 Francophone Culture: Topics No credit for French minor Exploration of a particular theme, movement, or period within Francophone cultures and societies. Taught in English. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 311 French/Francophone Studies Through Film Study of Italian cinema and its cultural contexts, taught either as a survey course or with a focus on a particular topic, such as gender, politics, sports, or other social issues. Taught in English. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
  4. Additional Requirements.
    1. Advanced Courses Taught in French. 11 credit hours from the Advanced Courses Taught in French list.
      • FRIT-F 401 Structure and Development of French P: FRIT-F 313,FRIT-F 314, or consent of instructor. Introductory description of the structure of present-day French, including problems of social and geographical variation. Discussion of the highlights of the development of the French language from its formative period to the present. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 402 Introduction to French Linguistics P: FRIT-F 313,FRIT-F 314, or consent of instructor. Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 410 French Literature of the Middle Ages P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Introduction to Old French language and major literary works. Readings may be broadly representative of the period or reflect a particular thematic concern. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 413 French Renaissance P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Rabelais, Montaigne, the Pleiade, and others. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 423 Seventeenth-Century French Literature P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Esthetic and intellectual traditions such as the Baroque, libertinage erudit, preciosity, the moralists, and classicism. Genres include poetry, fiction, theater, the epistle, memoirs, and the essay. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 424 Ideas and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Study of political ideology and theory, images and text, scientific and philosophic innovation, social mores, or social and religious institutions. Focus on absolutism, religious controversies, social and intellectual status of women, or other issues. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 435 Enlightenment Narrative P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Narratives in the form of letters, memoirs, dialogues, and tales. Writers such as Marivaux, Prevost, Voltaire, Diderot, Mme de Charrière, Constant, Chateaubriand. Social, political, and cultural interchange between the writer and his/her world, from classicism to romanticism. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 436 Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Three great writers of the eighteenth century; their versatility, sensitivity, and appeal; their relations with each other and their society; their pan-European impact. Voltaire: action, tale, and satire. Diderot: knowledge, dialogue, and vitality. Rousseau: idealization, testimony, and vision. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 443 Nineteenth-Century Novel P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Novelists such as Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 445 Nineteenth-Century Drama P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Survey of the important movements in nineteenth-century theatre: romanticism, realism and naturalism, symbolism. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 446 Nineteenth-Century Poetry P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Poets such as Hugo, Desbordes-Valmore, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Mallarmé. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 450 Culture and Society in French Studies P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours in FRIT-F 450 or FRIT-F 451. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 451 Literature and the Arts in French Studies P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours in FRIT-F 451 or FRIT-F 450. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 455 Le Roman au 20e siecle P: Two courses from F305, F306, F375; or one course from F305, F306, F375 and one course from F222-F227, F310, F311, F361-F363; or permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Survey of important novelists of the 20th and 21st centuries, or seminar on one particular writer, movement, or time period. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 456 La Poesie au 20e siecle P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Richness and diversity of twentieth century French poetry: poets such as Chédid, Apollinaire, Valéry, les surréalistes, Ponge, Saint-John Perse. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 459 Le Theatre au 20e siecle P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Precursors of the non-realistic theater; playwrights include Jarry, Apollinaire, and Cocteau. Surrealism; plays by Vitrac. Theater of ideas; playwrights include Anouilh, Giraudoux, Sartre. Theater of the absurd; playwrights include Beckett, Adamov, Arrabal, Ionesco, and Genet. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 460 La francophonie nord-americaine P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. History of the different French-speaking communities of Canada and the United States. Study of the different manifestations of their cultures: their language, music, traditions, cuisine, literature, and cinema. Also examines the impact these cultures have had on the surrounding English-speaking communities. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 461 La France contemporaine: cinema et culture P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. France since 1945: political, social, economic, and cultural aspects (including film). (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 463 Civilisation francaise P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. French civilization from the medieval period to the present day. Survey of a period, topic, cultural movement, or artistic genre. Credit given for only one of FRIT-F 463 or FRIT-F 464. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 467 French Beyond the Hexagon P: Two courses from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or one course from FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, FRIT-F 227, FRIT-F 310, FRIT-F 311 and one course from FRIT-F 305, FRIT-F 306, FRIT-F 361, FRIT-F 362, FRIT-F 363, FRIT-F 375; or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Introduction to the literature, film, and popular culture of one or more French-speaking zones-Quebec, the Antilles, the Indian Ocean Islands, Southeast Asia, North Africa, or sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 474 Theme et version P: FRIT-F 313 and FRIT-F 314. May be taken by graduate students in preparation for FRIT-F 574 Translation of selected passages, alternating between English and French, to teach students to write with precision and clarity in both languages. (3 credit hours.)
      • FRIT-F 475 Le Francais oral: cours avance P: FRIT-F 316 or consent of department. (2 credit hours.)
      • One (1) of the following:
        • FRIT-F 499 Reading for Honors (maximum of 3 credit hours can apply toward the requirement) P: Honors student; consent of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Does not count as a FRIT-F 400-level course in residence for the major Independent reading and research in conjunction with an advanced honors paper or project. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1–6 credit hours.)
        • FRIT-X 490 Individual Readings in French (maximum of 2 credit hours can apply toward the requirement) P: Consent of department. Does not count as FRIT-F 400-level course in residence for major May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours in FRIT-X 490 and FRIT-F 495. (1–3 credit hours.)
    2. 400-Level Residency. Six (6) credit hours of the above must be taken on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. (FRIT-F 499 and FRIT-X 490 cannot count toward this requirement.)
  5. Electives. Additional credit hours, as needed to fulfill remaining requirements for the major, selected from the French Electives list.
    • Courses Taught in French
    • FRIT-F 200 Second-Year French I: Language and Culture (prerequisite for FRIT-F 250) P: FRIT-F 115 or FRIT-F 150; or appropriate placement test score. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Credit given for only one of the following third-semester courses: FRIT-F 200 or FRIT-F 265. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (prerequisite for FRIT-F 300 and FRIT-S 300) P: FRIT-F 200 or appropriate placement test score. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Credit given for only one of the following fourth-semester courses: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 265 Accelerated Second-Year French (prerequisite for FRIT-F 300 and FRIT-S 300) P: FRIT-F 115 or FRIT-F 150; or appropriate placement test score. An accelerated treatment of material covered in both FRIT-F 200 and FRIT-F 250. Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with readings of short texts. Students who complete FRIT-F 265 cannot also receive credit for FRIT-F 200 or FRIT-F 250. (4 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 296 Foreign Study in France P: Acceptance into an approved IU overseas study program. Credit for foreign study in French language or literature when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1–6 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 314 Creative and Critical Writing in French P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265. Designed to improve command of written French and build vocabulary through intensive writing. Practice with a variety of literary, expository, and communicative writing styles. Preparation or reinforcement for 300-level classes and study abroad. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 315 The Sounds and Rhythms of French P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score. In-depth study of the French sound system and refinement of pronunciation through practical exercises. (4 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 316 Conversational Practice P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score. Three meetings per week plus optional listening comprehension and oral practice in the language laboratory. Development of communicative and speaking skills. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 317 French in the Business World P: FRIT-F 250 or FRIT-F 265; or appropriate placement test score. Study of the language of business activities in France, with an introduction to the structure and functioning of various aspects of French economic life. Useful for students preparing for the proficiency examinations of the Chambre de Commerce de Paris. (3 credit hours.)
    • FRIT-F 396 Foreign Study in French P: Acceptance into an approved IU overseas study program. Credit for foreign study in French language or literature when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1–6 credit hours.)
    • Courses Taught in English
    • FRIT-F 230 French and Francophone Culture in Context: Short-Term Study Abroad P or C: FRIT-F 222, FRIT-F 225, FRIT-F 226, or FRIT-F 227 Intensive, short-term study abroad experience in a francophone location. Focus on the social, historical, and cultural elements of the city or region studied in the course taken as prerequisite or corequisite in a given year. Taught in English. S/F grading. (1 credit hour.)

Notes

  • * FRIT-F 399 and FRIT-F 496 do not count toward the Major Hours requirement. FRIT-F 152, FRIT-F 202, FRIT-F 252, FRIT-G 275, FRIT-X 270, FRIT-X 471 do not count toward the Major.