Certificate Program in French and Francophone Studies

Undergraduate Catalog
Certificate Program Information
French and Francophone Studies Certificate
Faculty Coordinators:
Sarah Davies Cordova, Professor of French
Department French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 793, email: cordovas@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-5897
Michelle Bolduc, Associate Professor of French
Department French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 886, email: mbolduc@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-3346

The process for officially enrolling in the Certificate Program is a simple one. Interested students should contact:

Last Names A-L:
Christine Wolf
Academic Advisor
Center for International Education
Phone: 414-229-6925
e-mail: cawolf@uwm.edu
Last Names M-Z:
Aparna Datey
Academic Advisor
Center for International Education
Phone: 414-229-3042
e-mail: datey@uwm.edu

Participating Faculty:

Anita Alkhas, Associate Professor of French
Department French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 796, email: alkhas@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-5966
Ellen Amster, Associate Professor
Department of History
Holton 326, email: eamster@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-4749
Michelle Bolduc, Associate Professor of French
Department French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 886, email: mbolduc@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-3346
Sarah Davies Cordova, Professor of French
Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 793, tel: 414-229-5897/4382, fax: 414-229-2939
Larry Kuiper, ESL
Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 782, email: kuiper@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-5966
Nicolas Russell, Assistant Professor of French
Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 788, email: russelnc@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-4385
Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Associate Professor
Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Curtin Hall 797, email: csjorn@uwm.edu, tel: 414-229-5058

To sign-up for the certificate program you will need to schedule an advising appointment to complete a Declaration of Certificate Program form.

FFS encourages participation in UWM's foreign study programs in France (Paris, Orléans, and Bordeaux), Canada (Montréal and Québec), and Senegal (Dakar) and interaction with students from French-speaking countries enrolled in UWM programs

Program Information

Students must complete at least 18 credits in courses from the French and Francophone Studies list, including:

  • 3 credits in a French language course numbered 200 or above
  • 3 additional credits in Humanities
  • 6 credits in Social Sciences
  • 6 credits in courses dealing with Europe
  • 6 credits in courses dealing with Francophone areas outside of Europe
  • 9 credits in courses numbered 300 or above

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 rather than taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Students 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.

French and Francophone Studies Courses

Africology
205 The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers
418 Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean
Anthropology
213 Indian Peoples of Wisconsin
318 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
323 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Art History
340 Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Spain
426 French Gothic Architecture, c. 1130-c. 1300
444 The Arts of France in the Seventeenth Century
465 Dada and Surrealist Art
French
145 Views of France
203 Third-Semester French
204 Fourth-Semester French
210 French Immersion: Intermediate
257 Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation
289 Internship in French
290 Intermediate French Electives
299 Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle)
303 Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level
310 Contemporary French Usage
311 French for International Business/Professional Communication (Oral Emphasis)
324 (327) Contemporary French Language and Culture
325 Intensive Grammar and Usage
332 (322) Approaches to Poetry and Fiction
349 Studies in French Culture: (Subtitle)
357 Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation
361 French for International Business/Professional Communication (Writing Focus)
391 French Literature in Relation to Social and Historical Issues: (Subtitle)
392 Phoenetics
410 French Immersion: Advanced
411 Conversation and Composition: Advanced Level
412 Conversation and Composition: Advanced Level
415 (425) Introduction to Translation: French to English
428 Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People
429 Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture
430 Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries
431 Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (Subtitle)
432 Topics in French and Francophone Cultures: (Subtitle)
433 Seminar in French Literature: (Substitle)
449 Studies in French Culture: (Subtitle)
450 Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France
451 Cinema of the French-Speaking World
457 Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (Subtitle)
465 Introduction to Translation: English to French
489 Internship in French
499 Ad Hoc: (with appropriate subtitle)
510 Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (Subtitle)
515 (526) Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English
History
205 Early Modern Europe, 1500-1815
242 Women and Gender in Europe, 1750 to the Present
355 Modern and Contemporary France
382 Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800
386 Africa: The Age of Empires to 1880
387 Africa: Imperialism and Independence, since 1880
398 (501) Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle)
Honors
200 Honors Seminar: (with appropriate subtitle)
Philosophy
432 History of Modern Philosophy
435 Existentialism
Political Science
300 Western European Politics
327 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
339 European Integration
Translation
415 Introduction to Translation: French to English
465 Introduction to Translation: English to French
515 Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English