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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


French and Francophone Studies


Lawrence Kuiper, Associate Professor of French, Coordinator
AJ Corner, Advisor, Garland Hall 111, (414) 2296925, corner@uwm.edu(Last names A-L)
Aparna Datey, Advisor, Garland Hall 113, (414) 229-3042, datey@uwm.edu(Last names M-Z)

The Certificate Program in French and Francophone Studies encourages participation in UWM’s foreign study programs in France (Paris, Orleans, and Bordeaux), Canada (Montreal and Quebec), and Senegal (Dakar), and fosters interaction with students from French-speaking countries enrolled in UWM programs.

The certificate program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to students who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree and non-degree students receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements. All students are required to complete an exit survey before the certificate is awarded.

Students must achieve a grade-point average of 2.75 or higher in the courses that satisfy the program requirements, and all such courses must be graded.  They cannot be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Certificate students who are majoring or minoring in French must take at least 9 credits outside the French curricular area.

Credits earned at other institutions in equivalent FFS courses will be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements. Students must obtain the approval of the certificate program committee to apply more than 9 credits from courses at other institutions to the UWM program.

Students currently enrolled at UWM who fulfilled some of the program’s requirements prior to its approval may have their credits applied retroactively toward the certificate.

To obtain a certificate in FFS with language proficiency, students must complete, as part or in addition to the certificate requirements, 9 credits in language, literature, or culture courses taught in French and numbered 300 or above.

Students enrolled in the program must complete at least 18 credits from the list of courses (see below) approved for the certificate, including:

I. 3 credits in a French language course numbered 200 or above;

II. 3 additional credits in humanities;

III. 6 credits in social sciences;

IV. 6 credits in courses dealing with Europe;

V. 6 credits in courses dealing with Francophone areas outside of Europe;

VI. 9 Of the courses taken to complete these requiremenets, 9 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Approved Courses

The following courses are approved to satisfy requirements for the French and Francophone Studies Certificate. The Roman numerals within the parentheses following each course title indicate the requirement(s), I through VI, for which the course counts.  See the program coordinator for the most current list.

Africol 205

The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers (II,V)

Africol 418 Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean (III,V)

Anthro 213

American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin (III,V)

Anthro 318

Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (III,V)

Anthro 323

Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (III,V)

ArtHist 340

Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Spain (III,V)

ArtHist 426 French Gothic Architecture c. 1130-c. 1300 (III,V)

ArtHist 444

The Arts of France in the Seventeenth Century (III,V)

ArtHist 465

Dada and Surrealist Art (III, IV)

French 145

Views of France: (Subtitle) (II)

French 203

Third-Semester French (I,II)

French 204

Fourth-Semester French (I,II)

French 210 French Immersion: Intermediate (I,II)

French 257

Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 289

Internship in French (II,V)

French 290 Intermediate French Electives: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 299

Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle) (II,V)

French 303

Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level (I)

French 310

Contemporary French Usage (I)

French 311 French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis (I)

French 324

Contemporary French Language and Culture (I,V)

French 325

Intensive Grammar and Usage (I)

French 332

Approaches to Poetry and Fiction (II,V)

French 349

Studies in French Culture: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 357

Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 361

French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus (II)

French 391

French Literature in Relation to Social and Historical Issues: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 392

Phonetics (I, II)

French 415

Introduction to Translation: French to English (V)

French 427 Advanced Written Expression (I,II)

French 428

Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundation of French Culture (II)

French 429

Royalty, Reason and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture (II)

French 430

Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (II)

French 431

Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 432

Seminar in French and Francophone Culture: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 433

Seminar in French Literature: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 449

Studies in French Culture: (Subtitle) (II, V)

French 450 Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France (II)

French 451

Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 457

Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 465

Introduction to Translation: English to French (II,V)

French 489

Internship in French (II,V)

French 499 Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle) (II,V)
French 510 Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (Subtitle) (II,V)

French 515 (526)

Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English (II,V)

Hist 205

Europe From the Italian Renaissance to the French Revolution (III,IV)

Hist 242

Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present (III,IV)

Hist 355 Modern and Contemporary France (III,IV)
Hist 382 Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800 (III,V)
Hist 386 Africa: The Age of Empires to 1880 (III,V)
Hist 387 Africa: Imperialism and Independence Since 1880 (III,V)

Hist 398 (501)

Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle) (III,IV,V)

Honors 200

Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle) (II,III,IV,V)

Philos 432

History of Modern Philosophy (II,IV)

Philos 435

Existentialism (II,IV)

Pol Sci 300 Western Europe Politics (III,IV)

Pol Sci 327

Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (III,V)

Pol Sci 339

European Integration (III,IV)

Trnsltn 415 Introduction to Translation: French to English (II,V)
Trnsltn 465 Introduction to Translation: English to French (II,V)
Trnsltn 515 Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English (II,V)

 



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