Guidelines for Students and Advisors
To enter the certificate program, students must:
- be an undergraduate degree student enrolled in the College of Engineering & Applied Science
- be in good standing with a 2.75 or higher
- submit an “addition of certificate program” adding the certificate (forms may be obtained by the Director of Student Programs in the Engineering Dean’s office.)
French Requirements ( 5 courses- 15 credit hours, 12 credits upper-division)
Language Courses– 9 credit hours
- FREN 2120, FREN 3050, FREN 3060 are required.
- Placement in French language courses is determined by on-line placement test: http://www.colorado.edu/aac/placement.html
- Native speakers or students who place into upper-division courses should see the Language Coordinator of FREN 3050/3060.
Additional French Courses (2 courses- 6 credit hours)
- Students must take FREN 3100– Intro to Critical Reading and Writing in French Literature.
- An additional 3 credit hours may be taken from the following courses: FREN 3010- Phonetics and Pronunciation, FREN 3500-French Current Events: Conversation and Composition, FREN 3600-Business French 1, FREN 3700– French-American Cultural Differences, FREN 4030- Advanced Oral Practice and Interpreting.
- Optional Course: GEEN 3930– International Co-Op is open to all students who have completed FREN 3050 with a B- or better. This course may be applied as engineering credit. Please see Sherry Snyder at least 4 months prior to obtain approval.
- Study Abroad: French credit earned at a CU study abroad approved program in a French speaking country can be accepted as French credit without credit limitation. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be transferred from other universities or non-CU Programs.
- Transfer credit: 6 credit hours may be transferred in from other institutions.
- Certificate students must complete all requirements for their respective majors.
- Students should make sure that all the French courses they take fulfill the requirements for the humanities/social sciences in their major degree programs.
- Students will take WRTG 3030, HUEN 3100 and HUEN 3200, GEEN 3000 or an approved alternate course to fulfill their upper division writing requirement.
- Certificate students will complete GEEN 1400 or GEEN 3400, Engineering Projects courses or an alternate course approved by their major department.
- If offered, complete a 1 credit hour seminar in International Engineering.
Upon Completion of all Requirements
A Certificate of Advising Form should be completed and signed by the student and the engineering advisor and turned into the Director of Student Programs in the College of Engineering & Applied Science at least one month prior to graduation.
In Engineering: Sherry Snyder, Director of Student Programs, ECAD 100
In French: Janice Oldroyd, French advisor.