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College of Arts & Sciences

French and Francophone Studies Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate Code CTFFSU

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Fredette

Admissions Information

Certificate Requirements

Program Overview

The French and Francophone Studies Certificate program provides a significant interdisciplinary study and learning experience about France and the Francophone world.

This program views the French and Francophone world through the lenses of history, language, literature, law, culture, society, environmental science, and politics. The program focuses on issues of coloniality, postcoloniality, decolonization, immigration and emigration that have grown in significance in all of these regions of the world.

Study abroad and service learning: In addition to providing a foundational classroom experience, two additional exciting features of this program are the inclusion of optional education abroad and service-learning components. Education abroad experiences to include a menu of relatively short (two to four weeks) modules to many of the areas in France and the Francophone world listed above. The inclusion of New Orleans provides an opportunity to create a service-learning aspect to the program while also enabling students to travel outside of Ohio to explore the French influence on the United States. It is important to note that the educational opportunities away from the Ohio University campus are encouraged but are not required to complete the certificate program.

Careers and Graduate School

Undergraduate students who complete the certificate will be prepared for a number of different career paths, depending on the elective coursework they pursue. For example, those who take FR 3215 (French for Business), will be in a position to take advantage of opportunities in private enterprises that routinely work with the Francophone world and require French language skills. Those who take approved literature or political science courses will be well-positioned to apply for graduate programs. Students who complete the certificate also may be interested in pursuing programs where they can teach English abroad, such as the Teaching Assistant Program in France. Completing the language coursework required for the certificate would also mean a student is eligible for North and West African Peace Corps missions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement

The French and Francophone Studies Certificate program requires a minimum of 15 hours. Students must observe the course requisite for FR 3110 before starting the language requirement.

Elective Courses

Complete three elective courses, each one from a different department.

  • AAS 1010 - African American History I, 1526-1875 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • AH 3320 - West African Art Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ANTH 3810 - Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ANTH 3850 - Cultures of Southeast Asia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3530 - European Economic History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 3215 - French for Business Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 3349 - French Civilization and Culture II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4502 - 16th-Century French Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4503 - 17th-Century French Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4504 - 18th-Century French Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4505 - 19th-Century French Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4506 - 20th- and 21st-Century French Literature Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4511 - Francophone Literature and Culture of Africa and the Caribbean Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4512 - Francophone Literature and Culture of the Americas Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4514 - Early Modern Non-Fiction Prose: 16th-18th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4515 - Early Modern Poetry: 16th-18th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4516 - Prose Fiction of the 17th and 18th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4517 - Drama of the 17th and 18th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4518 - Prose Fiction of the 19th Century Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4519 - Poetry of the 19th and 20th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4520 - Drama of the 19th and 20th Centuries Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4521 - Prose Fiction of the 20th Century Credit Hours: 3.0
  • FR 4930 - Independent Study in French Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • GEOG 3310 - Geography of Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3380 - History of West Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3390 - Women in African History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3400 - African Intellectual History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3411 - History of Africa Since 1850 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3440 - History of Vietnam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3451 - Southeast Asia, c. 1750 to 1945: Change and Conflict Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3452 - Southeast Asia, 1945 to the Present: The Search for Stability Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3610 - The French Revolution Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3660 - History of France in the 19th- Century Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3661 - Modern France in the 20th Century Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 4906 - Colloquium in African History Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ILML 2904 - French Literature in English Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ILML 2907 - Caribbean Literature in English Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MDIA 4170 - Media and the Muslim World Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ML 2300 - French Gastronomy: An Introduction to the History and Development of French Gastronomy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MUS 4250 - Music of Africa Credit Hours: 2.0
  • MUS 4260 - African Music and Related Arts Credit Hours: 2.0
  • PBIO 3220 - Tropical Plant Ecology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PHIL 4280 - Continental Rationalism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PHIL 4590 - Contemporary French Philosophy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 2300 - Democracies and Dictatorships Around the World Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 3700 - The Enlightenment and its Critics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4300 - Politics in Western Europe Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4390 - Government and Politics in France Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4410 - African Politics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4480 - Comparative Public Policy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4710 - Contemporary Radical and Critical Theories Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4738 - The Politics of Race in Global Context Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4765 - Diaspora, Transnationalism and Post-Colonialism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • POLS 4902 - Special Topics in Law and Politics Credit Hours: 3.0

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