Business French Minor for Business Students

The Business French Minor includes the following courses. Waiver or substitution in any of these categories may be approved, in some circumstances, by the assistant to the chair for undergraduate affairs in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Requirements

Total Credits

18 credits

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • French 203* - Third-Semester French, 3 credits
  • French 204* - Fourth-Semester French, 3 credits
  • French 311 - French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis, 3 credits
  • French 361 - French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus, 3 credits

* Note: Students who place into 303 (fifth semester) and above, and therefore are exempt from taking French 203 and French 204, are expected to take 6 additional credits in language and culture at the 300 level and above.



Elective (3 credits)

One of the following courses in cultures of the French-speaking world:

  • French 324* - Contemporary French Language and Culture, 3 credits
  • French 430 - Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 3 credits
  • French 432 - Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: (Subtitle), (103 credits)
  • French 450 - Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France, 3 credits
  • French 451* - Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (Subtitle), 3 credits

* These courses satisfy GER-HU distribution requirements.



Elective (3 credits)

At least 3 credits in the following courses in French oral and written communication:

  • French 210 - French Immersion: Intermediate, 1-2 credits
  • French 303* - Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level, 3 credits
  • French 324* - Contemporary French Language and Culture (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • French 325 - Intensive Grammar and Usage, 3 credits
  • French 410 - French Immersion: Advanced, 1-2 credits
  • French 411 - Conversation and Composition: Advanced Level, 2-3 credits
  • French 415 (425) - Introduction to Translation: French to English, 3 credits

* These courses satisfy GER-HU distribution requirements.



Additional Information

Substitutions for some course requirements are possible and may include internships with firms doing business in French-speaking countries (including Canada). Students also have the option of completing a Certificate in Business French offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce. For further information, consult the French Program Coordinator.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.