CUGS - French

CUGS - French

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in French

Application for Completion of CUGS

Christine Larsen-Britt
Program Advisor
Bunce Hall, Suite 218

Maria Hernandez
Program Mentor
Bunce Hall 307

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in French (Major Code U101), which may be declared either in the department of World Languages in Bunce Hall, Suite 305, or with Christine Larsen-Britt ( of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office, Bunce Hall, Suite 257, recognizes students' completion of 12 s.h. in French, which corresponds to Intermediate-level proficiency in the language. Intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable credential, as it represents the ability to live independently in a foreign country with a substantial degree of success. In general, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Intermediate-level speakers are able to create with the language, combining and recombining learned material to provide personal information, speak in sentences on a variety of familiar topics, ask questions, and initiate, sustain and conclude a simple social or transactional task.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in French 12 s.h.
The requirements include the following four, 3 s.h. courses:
FREN 02.101 Elementary French I
FREN 02.102 Elementary French II
FREN 02.201 Intermediate French I
FREN 02.211 Intermediate French II

Students may satisfy program requirements through coursework completed at Rowan University, transfer credits obtained from coursework at other institutions, study abroad, credits obtained through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) (up to 6 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Elementary French I" and "Elementary French II" - contact the Testing Center,, in the Academic Success Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 304, for more information), credits obtained through Advanced Placement (up to 9 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Elementary French I", "Elementary French II" and "Intermediate French I"), and by substituting other 200-400 level French courses.

A placement interview is strongly recommended for students with previous knowledge in French. For placement interview information, please contact Dr. Maria Hernandez at All courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C-" or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students planning to Study Abroad must meet with the Coordinator in order to determine course equivalents.