French Major Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the French major. In addition to the requirements, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult both the anthropology advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.

Major Requirements

The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

The major in French consists of 30 credits, at least 15 numbered above 303 taken in residence at UWM.

Lower division courses
Select one of the following:3
Views of France:
First-Year Seminar:
Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level
Complete the following three courses: 1
FRENCH 324Contemporary French Language and Culture3
FRENCH 325Intensive Grammar and Usage3
FRENCH 332Reading French Texts3
French upper-division electives
Select 18 credits from the following:18
Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: 2
Phonetics
French Immersion: Advanced
Growing Up French 3
Advanced Written Expression
Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundations of French Culture 3
Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture 3
Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries 3
Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: 3
Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: 3
Seminar in French Literature: 3
Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France 3
Cinema of the French-Speaking World: 3
Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: 2
Internship in French
Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: 3
Seminar in Contemporary French Literature: 3
Seminar in French Language: 3
Total Credits30

Additional requirements

All French majors are required to pass an advanced language proficiency examination, which they are advised to take in the second-to last semester of their BA.