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Conversational and Professional French (Undergraduate Certificate)

Graduate programs and employers increasingly seek candidates with language and cultural skills. These skills are particularly important in Michigan, given its proximity to Canada, where French is an official language used in the domains of commerce, education, administration, and other industries. The Undergraduate Certificate in Conversational and Professional French provides students with opportunities to gain concrete conversational experience with native speakers and hone their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills to be able to work within French-speaking environments. Students learn about the cultures of France and other Francophone countries, their geography, history, political and administrative structures, and main industries. Upon completing the certificate, they will be able to function quite effectively in different French-speaking work and educational environments.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University. The program shall be open to regularly admitted Wayne State University undergraduate students who are in good academic standing, as well as students who have previously earned a baccalaureate level degree at Wayne State or another accredited institution.

Program Requirements

The Conversational and Professional French Undergraduate Certificate requires the completion of a minimum of 14 credits. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship.

Required Courses
FRE 2100French through Film I4
FRE 2110French through Film II4
FRE 3200French Cafe3
FRE 3300Professional French through Literary and Filmic Texts 3
Total Credits14
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