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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

French and Francophone Studies

Faculty Coordinators:
Sarah Davies Cordova, Professor of French Department of French, Italian & Comp. Lit.
Michelle Bolduc, Associate Professor of French, Department of French, Italian & Comp. Lit.

Christine Wolf, Advisor (Last names A-L), Garland Hall 111, (414) 229-6925, cawolf@uwm.edu
Aparna Datey, Advisor(Last names M-Z), Garland Hall 113, (414) 229-3042, datey@uwm.edu

The Certificate Program in French and Francophone Studies encourages participation in UWM’s foreign study programs in France (Paris, Amboise, La Rochelle, among others) and Canada (Montreal and Quebec) 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 of 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. Of the courses taken to complete these requirements, 9 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Exit Survey

All students are required to complete an exit survey upon completion of their required coursework. The assessment process allows certificate students to reflect on their experiences while providing important information to help improve the program.

The exit survey is conducted online for a limited period of time during the fall and spring semesters. Students who are about to complete or have finished all coursework should contact Tracy Buss (tbuss@uwm.edu) concerning the exit survey.

Please note: The exit survey is a program requirement. Failure to complete the survey prior to graduation will delay processing of the graduation clearance.

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), 3 cr.

AFRICOL 418

Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean (III, V), 3 cr.

ANTHRO 213

American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin (III, V), 3 cr.

ARTHIST 340

Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Spain (III, V), 3 cr.

ARTHIST 444

The Arts of France in the Seventeenth Century (III, V), 3 cr.

ARTHIST 465

Dada and Surrealist Art (III, IV), 3 cr.

FRENCH 145

Views of France: (Subtitled) (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 203

Third-Semester French (I, II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 204

Fourth-Semester French (I, II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 210

French Immersion: Intermediate (I, II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 289

Internship in French (II, V), 1-6 cr.

FRENCH 290

Intermediate French Electives: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3-12 cr.

FRENCH 299

Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle) (II, V), 1-6 cr.

FRENCH 303 (215)

Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level (I), 3 cr.

FRENCH 310

Contemporary French Usage (I), 1-2 cr.

FRENCH 311

French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis (I), 3 cr.

FRENCH 324 (327)

Contemporary French Language and Culture (I, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 325

Intensive Grammar and Usage (I), 3 cr.

FRENCH 332 (322)

Approaches to Poetry and Fiction (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 349

Studies in French Culture: (Subtitled) (II, V), 2-4 cr.

FRENCH 357

Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 361

French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 392

Phonetics (I, II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 415

Introduction to Translation: Non-Specialized French to English (V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 427

Advanced Written Expression (I, II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 428

Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundation of French Culture (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 429

Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 430

Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 431

Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 432

Seminar in French and Francophone Culture: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 433

Seminar in French Literature: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 449

Studies in French Culture: (Subtitled) (II, V), 2-4 cr.

FRENCH 450

Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France (II), 3 cr.

FRENCH 451 (351)

Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 457

Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 465

Introduction to Translation: English to French (II, V), 3 cr.

FRENCH 489

Internship in French (II, V), 1-6 cr.

FRENCH 499

Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle) (II, V), 1-6 cr.

FRENCH 510

Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (Subtitled) (II, V), 3 cr.

HIST 205

Europe from the Italian Renaissance to the French Revolution (III, IV), 3 cr.

HIST 242

Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present (III, IV), 3 cr.

HIST 355

Modern and Contemporary France (III, IV), 3 cr.

HIST 382

Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800 (III, V), 3 cr.

HIST 386

Africa: The Age of Empires to 1880 (III, V), 3 cr.

HIST 387

Africa: Imperialism and Independence Since 1880 (III, V), 3 cr.

HIST 398 (501)

Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle) (III, IV, V), 3 cr.

HONORS 200

Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle) (II, III, IV, V), 3 cr.

PHILOS 432

History of Modern Philosophy (II, IV), 3 cr.

PHILOS 435

Existentialism (II, IV), 3 cr.

POL SCI 300

Western Europe Politics (III, IV), 3 cr.

POL SCI 327

Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (III, V), 3 cr.

POL SCI 339

European Integration (III, IV), 3 cr.

TRNSLTN 415

Introduction to Non-Specialized French to English Translation (II, V), 3 cr.



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