French and Francophone Studies Certificate

French and Francophone Studies Certificate

The certificate is designed for those students who are interested in developing their skills in the French language and in gaining a broader perspective on and a deeper understanding of French-speaking countries in Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Students are required to earn 21 credits:

  • 12 credits in French at the 300-level and above: minimum 3 credits must be in language, 3 in literature, 3 in culture and 3 electives.

  • 9 credits in other disciplines. Students will be able to expand on the French/Francophone unit of the class in another discipline (English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Art, International Business, Marketing) by conducting extensive research and writing a paper.
    The French/Francophone component of a class in another discipline must be discussed with and approved by the course instructor and the student's adviser in the French Section.