French Certificate

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The following information is a guideline for students seeking to earn an International Engineering Certificate in French.

NOTE: For the most current listing of courses, please contact the Department of French and Italian

French Requirements ( 5 courses- 15 credit hours)

        Language Courses- 9 credit hours

  • FREN 2120, FREN 3050, FREN 3060 should be taken.
  • Placement in language courses will be determined by the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the undergraduate advisor in French. Courses that repeat a student’s prior knowledge will not apply to this certificate.
  • Students who come in with advanced French language should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the undergraduate advisor in French .

         Additional French Courses ( 2 courses- 6 credit hours)

  • Students must take FREN 3100- Intro to Critical Reading and Writing in French Literature.
  • An additional 3 credit hours may be taken from the following courses: FREN 3010- Phonetics & Pronunciation, FREN 3500-French Current Events: Conversation and Composition, FREN 3600-Business French 1, FREN 3700- French-American Cultural Differences, FREN 4030- Advanced Oral Practice & Interpreting
  • Optional Course: GEEN 3930- International Co-Op is open to all students who have completed FREN 3050 with a B- or better. This course may be applied as engineering credit. Please see the Director of Student Programs in Engineering and your French advisor at least 4 months to obtain approval.
  • Study Abroad: French credit earned at a CU approved program in a French speaking country can be accepted as French credit without credit limitations. For more information, please visit the CU Study Abroad Programs Office.
  • Transfer credit: A maximum of 6 credit hours may be transferred from other universities or non-CU programs.

Upon Completion of Requirements

Students should contact the Director of International Programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Karey Sabol, to verify completion of all requirements for the Certificate. Once complete, verification will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for inclusion on the official transcript.

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