Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:
- Success Coaching
- Math and Writing Support
- Career Services
- Peer Mentorship
Employment opportunities in the fields of French are expected to continue growing well above average for the next 10 years at the state, regional, and national level. Your IU Online BS in French can prepare you for such positions as:
- Meeting, convention, and event planners
- Public relations specialists
- Sales managers, training managers, general/operations managers
- Interpreters and translators/medical communications
- Human resources specialists
If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core French coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in French, you must complete 120 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core courses (6 credit hours)
- Major courses (24 credit hours)
- Track courses (15 credit hours)
- General education and elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the BS in French.
Priority Application Dates
Fall semester: May 1
Spring semester: Dec 1
You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours.
Anne Magnan-Park is associate professor in the department of English at IU South Bend. She earned her PhD in English literature from the Université Rennes 2, France. She has taught Anglophone and Francophone literature, ESL, and French in the US, France, and New Zealand. She specializes in literary translation, translation studies, and Pacific and Indigenous literatures in English, and Francophone Literature. Her current interests include exploring translinguistic and transcultural issues in Māori literature and French immigrant literature. Among her awards are a Fulbright Fellowship and a French Ministry of Education and Research Award for her work on the poetry of Malcolm Lowry. She is a member of the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Scooter Pégram is professor and chair of the modern languages department at IU Northwest. He is also adjunct professor of women’s and gender studies and communications, and director of the French program and the Canadian studies program. He earned his PhD at Louisiana State University. His areas of teaching include French language and culture, French cinema, Canadian studies, and Caribbean studies. His publications include works in international academic journals and his 2005 book Choosing Their Own Style: Identity Emergence among Haitian Youth in Québec. He serves on several university-wide committees and is president of the IUN chapter of the international French honor society Pi Delta Phi.
“My goal is to help my students achieve the targeted level of proficiency in French as they acquire a true and optimal understanding of the global reach of the Francophone world. Almost 80 percent of the world’s Francophones do not live in France. The world’s largest Francophone city is Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In my classes I focus on the entire French-speaking world so my students learn to observe the entire Francophone world authentically in new and exciting ways through an exploration of language and culture. I help students gain the tools that will assist them in their quest for knowledge and success in our diverse and ever-increasing multi-cultural society, Francophone or otherwise. The new online degree is the perfect way to present French to our students as they learn about the realistic beauty and diversity of the language as it exists in all its colorful facets and on several continents.”
-OR- FREN-F 203
Second-Year French I: Language and Culture
-OR- Second-Year French I
-OR- FREN-F 204
Second-Year French II: Language and Culture
-OR- Second-Year French II
-OR- FREN-F 328
|Advanced French Grammar and Composition||3 Credits|
-OR- FREN-F 316
Conversation and Diction I
-OR- Conversation and Diction II
|FREN-F 4xx||Capstone in French||3 Credits |
Lectures et Analyses Littéraires
|FREN-F 391||Studies in French Film||3 Credits|
|FREN-F xxx||Francophone Film||3 Credits|
|FREN-F 330||Intro to Translating French and English||3 Credits|
|FREN-F 334||French for the Medical and Technical World||3 Credits|
|FREN-F 363||Introduction à la France Moderne||3 Credits|
|FREN-F 415||La Culture Francophone||3 Credits|
|FREN-F 450||Colloquium in French Studies ||3 Credits|
Civilisation Française I
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