French Translation Option Degree Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the French Translation 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.


Total French Credits

27 credits

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • French 324 - Contemporary French Language and Culture, 3 credits
  • French 325 - Intensive Grammar and Usage, 3 credits
  • French 332(322) - Approaches to Poetry and Fiction. 3 credits

(These courses may be taken in any order, including simultaneously; however, the department recommends taking them in the order listed here.)

  • French 415 - Introduction to Translation: French to English, 3 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

6 credits in the following:

  • French 428 - Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundations of French Culture, 3 credits
  • French 429 - Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture, 3 credits
  • French 430 - Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 3 credits

(The student satisfies the research requirement of the College of Letters & Science by taking any one of the preceding courses at UWM or by taking any of the following courses at UWM: French 431, 432, 433, 450, 510, or 592. Students taking any of these courses and wishing to fulfill the research requirement should inform their instructor at the beginning of the semester in which they take the course.)

Required (3 credits)
  • French 465 - Introduction to Translation: English to French, credits
    French 515 - Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English, 3 credits
  • One elective course in French numbered above 350
  • One elective course in literature in French numbered above 400
Additional Requirement

All majors are required to pass an advanced language proficiency examination, which they are advised to take during the semester in which they complete 18 credits in the major.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students must maintain at least a 2.000 GPA in all French courses, including any transfer work.