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Certificate in Global FrenchStudents on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements (GLBFRNACRT)Department of French and Italian

The Certificate in Global French allows students to develop professional and interdisciplinary skills focused on French and Francophone culture in the world. They achieve language proficiency beyond the French minor by taking at least one 400-level French course, and they benefit from a wide range of course choices, within and outside of the Department of French and Italian, in order to coherently integrate their French studies with their other program(s) of study.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

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  1. French language. Six (6) credit hours of courses to solidify French skills in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
    1. Fourth-Semester French. Three (3) credit hours from the Fourth-Semester French list.
      • FRIT-F 250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture 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 (maximum of 3 credit hours can apply toward the requirement) 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.)
    2. Language and Linguistics. Three (3) credit hours from the Language and Linguistics 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.)
      • 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 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 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.)
  2. Intercultural Understanding. Nine (9) credit hours of courses that promote an understanding of French/Francophone culture and encourage reflection on how it is like or unlike the student's own culture.
    1. Culture through Literary Expression. Six (6) credit hours:
      1. Introductory Course. Must be completed on the Bloomington campus, from the French and Francophone Studies 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. French Literature. One (1) course chosen from the French Literature 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 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.)
        • 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 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.)
    2. General Culture and Film. One (1) course chosen from the Francophone civilization list.
      • 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.)
      • 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 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.)
  3. France and French in the World. Six (6) credit hours in courses that bring in a global perspective from other disciplines (such as history, business, anthropology, political science, economics, art history or comparative literature).
    1. Courses inside the Department of French and Italian. Three (3) credit hours from the Internal France and French in the World list.
      • 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.)
      • 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 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.)
      • 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 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.)
      • Additional course approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies
    2. Courses outside the Department of French and Italian. Three (3) credit hours at the 300–499 level from the Approved Outside list.
      • AAAD-A 304 Black Paris R: 3 credit hours of literature The common and divergent experiences of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and African travelers to the "City of Light," from eighteenth-century New Orleans Creoles to twenty-first-century youth of African descent, as seen through literature, performance, film, and other arts. Issues of colonization, expatriation, immigration, exile, the Harlem Renaissance and "negritude," race and diaspora, transnationalism. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 304 or CMLT-C 363. (3 credit hours.)
      • AFRI-L 400 Topics in African Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Intensive study of selected topics in African studies. Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered by African Studies program courses. Topics vary. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups (approved topic: "Islam in and out of Africa") An ethnographic survey of a selected culture area or ethnic group. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • ANTH-E 309 Problems in African Ethnography (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Concentrating on ethnographies of African cultures, this course seeks to create an understanding of specific social worlds through the interaction of cultural practices (economy, the arts, law, language, religion, politics) as they have been affected by colonialism, nationalism, modernity, and globalization. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Intensive examination of selected topics in anthropology. Emphasis on analytic investigation and critical discussion. Topics vary. May be taken with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art Survey of the art of the High Middle Ages from the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries, with an emphasis on architecture and sculpture in England, France, Germany, and Italy. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 322 or FINA-A 322. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience (approved topic: "Monks, Nuns and Medieval Art") Starting with the invention of the codex in the first century, and continuing to the end of the Middle Ages, this course will investigate the tools, methods and inspiration behind the creation of medieval manuscripts. Lectures will survey the most important types of manuscripts and schools of manuscript illumination, as well as their audiences. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 323 or FINA-A 323. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art Survey of major artists and styles in painting and sculpture from c. 1770 to 1900, emphasizing developments in France, England, and Germany. Topics include neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 341 or FINA-A 341. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 423 Romanesque Art Intensive analysis of the art of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Emphasis on architecture and sculpture of England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 423 or FINA-A 423. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 426 The Medieval City This course will examine the cities of Western Europe and the Islamic and Byzantine worlds from the perspective of the institutions of the city and the art and architecture they generated, including houses, fortifications, churches, town halls, guild halls, and markets. Medieval representations of the city also will be explored. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 426 or FINA-A 426. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Painting I A thematic look at neoclassical and romantic art throughout Europe. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 440 or FINA-A 440. (3 credit hours.)
      • ARTH-A 441 Nineteenth-Century Painting II P: Any 300-level course in art history or consent of instructor. Major European painters and artistic movements, particularly in France, with some coverage of the United States. Focus on cultural and intellectual milieu of each artist. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 441 or FINA-A 441. (3 credit hours.)
      • CMLT-C 363 Black Paris R: CMLT-C 205 or 3 credit hours of literature The common and divergent experiences of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African travelers to the "City of Light," from 18th-century New Orleans Creoles to 21st-century youth of African descent, as seen through literature, performance, film, and other arts. Issues of colonization, expatriation, immigration, exile, the Harlem Renaissance and "negritude," race and diaspora, transnationalism. Credit given for only one of AAAD-A 304 or CMLT-C 363. (3 credit hours.)
      • EURO-W 301 Modern European Politics and Society The politics, economics, and social structures of West European countries. Examination of selected domestic and international issues, including the welfare states, the European community, and West–East European relations. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-B 356 French Revolution and Napoleon Crisis of Old Regime; middle-class and popular revolt; from constitutional monarchy to Jacobin commonwealth; the Terror and revolutionary government; expansion of revolution in Europe; rise and fall of Napoleonic empire. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-B 357 Modern France Social, political, and cultural survey of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-B 366 Paris and Berlin in the 1920s: A Cultural History A cultural history of Paris and Berlin in the 1920s, focusing on the French avant garde; Dada and surrealism; expressionist painting and cinema; Bauhaus architecture; Brechtian theater; Reichian psychoanalysis; and the American expatriate literature of Stein, Hemingway, and Miller. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-J 300 Seminar In History (approved topics only; see academic advisor) The refinement of students’ skills as historians; will focus on the skills of writing, interpretation, historical reasoning, discussion, and research. May be repeated with a different topic and the authorization of the history undergraduate advisor for a total of 6 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
      • HIST-J 301 Seminar in History for Teachers (approved topics only; see academic advisor) The refinement of students’ skills as historians and teachers of history: will focus on the skills of writing, interpretation, historical reasoning, discussion, research, and teaching. (3 credit hours.)
      • LING-L 315 Introduction to Sociolinguistics (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Examines the relationship between language and society. Issues include the nature of sociolinguistics; the importance of age, sex, socioeconomic status, language ideologies; why people use different dialects/languages in different situations; bilingualism and multilingualism; language choice, language attitudes, language endangerment; the relevance of sociolinguistics to general linguistics theory. (3 credit hours.)
      • LING-L 481 Language in Africa Study of language as an integral component of the lives of African peoples. Topics include linguistic rituals, such as greetings, condolences, apologies, and leave-taking; speaking the unspeakable, joking and insulting, storytelling, proverbs, and anthroponymy. Issues addressed include women and rhetoric, language education, and the dynamics of language spread. (3 credit hours.)
      • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Historical survey of major national cinemas. Subject varies. Topics include Brazilian cinema, British cinema, Chinese cinema, French National cinema, German film culture, Indian cinema, and Italian cinema. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 398 and CMCL-C 398. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 335 Western European Politics Development, structure, and functioning of political systems, primarily in France, Italy, and Germany. Political dynamics of European integration. (3 credit hours.)
      • POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union Study of the politics of the European Union (EU). Assesses past and present dynamics of economic and political integration in Europe, the structure and work of European Union institutions, and EU public policies such as the Single Market, the common currency, common foreign and security policy, and trade. (3 credit hours.)
      • Additional course with approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies
  4. Electives. Additional credit hours from the course lists above as needed to fulfill remaining requirements, including the Additional Requirements below.
  5. Additional Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours of the above must be in FRIT-F courses taught in French.
    2. At least three (3) credit hours of the above must be in a FRIT-F course at the 400–499 level taken on the Bloomington campus.