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.