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Students may declare the undergraduate certificate in French at any time and are encouraged to do so as early as possible, once enrolled as an undergraduate. Please make an appointment with an undergraduate advisor to declare the certificate. 

The undergraduate certificate in French requires 15 credits of French coursework (or 5 courses) including FRENCH 228, FRENCH 271, and courses at the 311 level and above. For courses taken on campus at the FRENCH 311 level or higher, prerequisites must be met or permission given by the department. Courses for the certificate cannot be taken on a credit/no credit or pass/fail basis. Retroactive credits may not be applied toward the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses6
Intermediate Language and Culture
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Advanced Language Course3
Advanced Composition and Conversation
Advanced Oral and Written Expression: Writing Across the Humanities
Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World
Contemporary Issues in Government, Organizations, and Enterprise
Study Abroad: Advanced French Language
Applied French Language Studies
Advanced Phonetics
Electives:6
Advanced Composition and Conversation
Advanced Oral and Written Expression: Writing Across the Humanities
Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World
Contemporary Issues in Government, Organizations, and Enterprise
Introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Literature
Introduction to Literature of Modernity
Visual Culture in French/Francophone Studies
Introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Civilization
Modernity Studies
Applied French Language Studies
Readings in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Readings in Early Modern Literature
Readings in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
African/Francophone Film
Francophone Modernity Studies
Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies
French/Francophone Literary Studies Across the Centuries
French/Francophone Cultural Studies Across the Centuries
Literature and Medicine in French-Speaking Cultures
French/Francophone Film
Aspects of Contemporary French Literature
French/Francophone Literature and Women
Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Literary Studies
Undergraduate Seminar in French/Francophone Cultural Studies
Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture: French and Francophone Perspectives
Advanced Phonetics
Theory and Practice of French/Francophone Drama
Total Credits15

Residence and Quality of Work

  • At least 9 credits of the certificate must be taken on campus. At least 12 credits of the certificate must be taken in residence. (UW–Madison approved study abroad programs are considered in residence but are not on campus.)
  • Students must maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA in all courses required for the certificate.

Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

  1. (Interpretive communication) Demonstrate that they understand and can analyze of literary and non-literary texts in French representing a variety of topics, time periods, and geographical regions.
  2. (Presentational communication) Express themselves effectively in spoken and written French to inform, persuade, and narrate for different audiences of listeners, viewers, or readers.
  3. (Interpersonal communication) Express themselves effectively in spoken and written French to share information, reactions, and opinions related to a variety of topics and texts.
  4. (Cultural knowledge) Recognize and explain cultural artifacts, practices, and perspectives of the French-speaking world.
  5. (Linguistic knowledge) Demonstrate a good degree of understanding of lexical, grammatical, syntactic, and stylistic features of the French language.
  6. (Cross-cultural awareness) Demonstrate awareness of difference and diversity by comparing and contrasting culturally situated beliefs, behaviors, and norms of the French-speaking world with their own.
  7. (Engagement with the French language and culture) Engage in a sustained fashion with the French language, its users, and cultural artifacts in and beyond the classroom, e.g., in their own community, virtual communities, and study abroad.

For more information about advising and declaring the certificate, see Certificate in French and academic advising.

FRENCH 

Professors Bousquet, Debaisieux, Goodkin, Miernowski, Vatan, Vila

Associate Professors Armstrong, El Nossery, Willis Allen

Faculty Associates Deitz, Theobald

Senior Lecturer Miernowska