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)

French Language (3 courses)

  • FREN 2110, FREN 2120, and FREN 3050, or three college-level French language courses taken at a level commensurate with the student’s ability; Courses below FREN 2110 are not counted toward the certificate;
  • Placement in French language courses is based on your score on the French placement exam and/or examination of transcripts. Courses that repeat a student’s prior knowledge will not apply to this certificate;
  • Students who come in with advanced French language proficiency should consult with Karey Sabol on appropriate additional coursework

French Culture/Literature (2 courses)

·       Select two courses in French literature or culture, taught in French, from the following list: FREN 3020 French Phonetics through Musical Performance, FREN 3100 Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in French Literature, FREN 3110 Main Currents of French Literature I, FREN 3120 Main Currents of French Literature II, FREN 3500 French Current Events, FREN 3600 Business French I, FREN 3700 French-American Cultural Differences, or other options as approved. Prerequisites may be adjusted with instructor consent;

Study Abroad: French credit earned on a CU-approved study abroad program may be accepted for language or culture credit with prior approval. For more information, please visit the CU Study Abroad Programs Office.

Transfer credit: A maximum of 9 transfer credits or 6 AP credits may be applied toward certificate requirements.

Upon Completion of Requirements

Contact Karey Sabol to verify completion of all requirements for the certificate and request to have it added to your official transcript.

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