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Graduate Certificate Opportunities

Graduate students making good progress in their degree are welcome to consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and the Certificate Academic Directors about the benefit of completing a Graduate Certificate during their program of study. Graduate Certificates offer graduate students an opportunity to highlight additional curricular specialization on their official University of Kansas transcript and via a diploma issued through the Office of Graduate Studies. The following Graduate Certificates are closely connected to French graduate degree outcomes, but graduate students are welcome to investigate other certificate options offered through the University to best suit their professional interests.

Second Language Studies Graduate Certificate

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate program in Second Language Studies (SLS) is to enhance the preparation and professionalization of graduate students in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC), the Department of Linguistics, and other departments affiliated with SLLC.  The certificate provides an opportunity at KU for graduate students of foreign language, literature, and culture and theoretical linguistics to add a concentration in applied linguistics and language teaching. 

Second Language Studies Graduate Certificate

Certificate Requirements:

The certificate is awarded to M.A. or Ph.D. students who successfully complete 4 graduate-level courses across disciplines (12 credits total) as outlined below:

  1. LING 700 Introduction to Linguistics or equivalent offered in each participating department.
  2. LING 715 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  3. LA&S 720 Introduction to Language Teaching Research
  4. Elective course in Second Language Studies. This may be fulfilled by a Teaching Methods course required of GTAs teaching in the SLLC (FREN 704, SLAV 824, SPAN 801) or by other approved related courses, including those offered by the School of Education.

A student who has prior coursework deemed equivalent to any of the required courses may replace the required course with an approved elective. 

Admissions:

Current KU Students

A student must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program.  A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission.  The application process entails completing the online application, payment of the $30 application fee, and submitting materials required for the Second Language Studies (SLS) Certificate:

  • A C.V. or Resume.
  • A personal statement declaring your interest in Second Language Studies and its relationship to your graduate course of study and/or career objectives.
  • 1 letter of recommendation from your graduate degree program.
  • A KU Advising report in lieu of an official transcript.

Online Application

Non-KU students or KU Alumni 

Non-KU students or KU Alumni must have a previously completed advanced degree in an applicable field with a graduate GPA of 3.0 of higher.  The application process entails completing the online application, submitting materials required for the Second Language Studies (SLS) Certificate:

  • A C.V. or Resume.
  • A personal statement declaring your interest in Second Language Studies and its relationship to your graduate course of study and/or career objectives.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic work or potential for graduate study.
  • Official transcripts from any institutions where coursework related to study in your second language was completed.

Send official sealed transcripts to:

   Graduate Admissions
   1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
   Strong Hall, Room 313
   Lawrence, KS  66045

     -OR-

graduateadm@ku.edu

Contact:

Cari Ann Kreienhop, Graduate Academic Advisor

ckreienhop@ku.edu

 

Prof. Kimberly Swanson, Assoc. Professor of French, French Language Coordinator
Department of French & Italian

kswanson@ku.edu

 

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Graduate Certificate

The purpose of the Graduate certificate program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) is to enhance the interdisciplinary preparation and professionalization of graduate students in a broad spectrum of departments in, or allied to, the Humanities, as well as in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC).  The certificate provides an opportunity at KU for graduate students to add a concentration in  Medieval Studies, Early Modern Studies, or a combination of both. 

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Graduate Certificate

Certificate Requirements: 

The certificate is awarded to M.A. or Ph.D. students who successfully complete 4 graduate-level courses across disciplines (12 credits total) drawn from a list of available courses. Coursework must be approved by a MEMS advisor and include at least one course chosen from outside the student's department. No directed readings or independent studies will be accepted, but rarely-offered courses not listed below may be considered for approval.

English Courses

ENGL 610 The Literature of England to 1500 


ENGL 620 Renaissance English Literature: _____ 

ENGL 633 Milton 

ENGL 640 British Literature, 1600-1800: _____ 

ENGL 707 Literary Criticism to 1800 

ENGL 710 Introduction to Old English 

ENGL 714 Middle English Literature 

ENGL 720 Chaucer: _____ 

ENGL 725 Shakespeare: _____ 

ENGL 730 Topics in Early Modern Literature: _____ 

ENGL 785 History of the English Language 

ENGL 915 Seminar in Medieval English Literature: _____ 

ENGL 916 Seminar in Chaucer: _____ 

ENGL 920 Seminar in Renaissance English Literature: _____ 

ENGL 932 Seminar in Milton: _____ 
French & Italian Courses

FREN 700 Old French 


FREN 702 Provencal 

FREN 740 Medieval French Literature 

FREN 750 French Literature of the Sixteenth Century 

FREN 763 French Drama of the Seventeenth Century 

FREN 765 Nondramatic French Literature of the Seventeenth Century 

FREN 842 Arthurian Literature in France 

FREN 848 Studies in Medieval French Literature: _____ 

FREN 850 Early Renaissance Literature 

FREN 858 Studies in Sixteenth Century French Literature: _____ 

FREN 868 Studies in Seventeenth Century French Literature: _____ 

ITAL 502 Dante's Divine Comedy I 

ITAL 503 Dante's Divine Comedy II 
History of Art Courses

HA 506 Early Medieval and Romanesque Art 


HA 507 Gothic Art 

HA 510 Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books 

HA 576 Art in the Age of Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer: Northern Baroque 

HA 577 Italian Baroque Art 

HA 593 Special Study in Medieval Art: _____ 

HA 594 Special Study in Renaissance Art: _____ 

HA 595 Special Study in Baroque Art: _____ 

HA 920 Seminar in Early Medieval Art: _____ 

HA 925 Seminar in Late Medieval Art: _____ 

HA 935 Seminar in Northern Renaissance Art: _____ 

HA 940 Seminar in 17th Century Art: ______ 
History Courses

HIST 513 Early Medieval Culture 


HIST 515 The Crusades in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

HIST 516 Later Medieval Culture 

HIST 519 European Intellectual History of the Seventeenth Century 

HIST 520 The Age of the Renaissance 

HIST 521 The Age of the Reformation 

HIST 522 The Age of Religious Wars, 1540-1648 

HIST 541 British History, Tudors and Stuarts 

HIST 545 British History from Monarchy to Democracy 

HIST 551 Spain and its Empire, 1450-1700 

HIST 564 Medieval Russia 

HIST 587 Age of Shoguns: Early Modern Japan 

HIST 605 Medieval Japan 

HIST 833 Colloquium in British History, 1500-1660 

HIST 856 Colloquium in Modern European History I - Renaissance to the French Revolution 

HIST 857 Colloquium in Modern European History II - Major Themes in Early Modern History 

HIST 918 Elements of Latin Paleography 

HIST 919 Seminar in Medieval Europe 
Slavic Courses

SLAV 626 The Cultural Impact of Ottoman Empire on the South Slavs 


SLAV 748 Old Church Slavic 

SLAV 820 Old Russian Literature: Beginnings to 1700 

 

Spanish & Portuguese Courses

SPAN 722 Special Topics in Spanish Literature: _____ 


SPAN 730 Topics in the Literature of 13th- and 14th-Century Iberia: _____ 

SPAN 733 Print Culture in Early Modern Spain 

SPAN 735 Poetry and Sentimental Romance in Fifteenth-Century Castile 

SPAN 739 Topics in Early Modern Spanish Drama: _____ 

SPAN 742 Topics in the Early Modern Spanish Prose: _____ 

SPAN 744 Topics in Early Modern Spanish Poetry: _____ 

SPAN 745 Don Quixote 

SPAN 792 Topics in the Picaresque Novel: _____ 

SPAN 961 Seminar: Medieval Literature: _____ 

SPAN 962 Seminar: Cervantes: _____ 
 

Admission:

Current KU Students

A student must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission.  The application process entails completing the online application, payment of the $30 application fee, and submitting materials required for the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Certificate:

  • A C.V. or Resume
  • A personal statement declaring your interest in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) and its relationship to your graduate course of study and/or career objectives
  • An endorsement from your graduate degree program
  • A KU Advising report in lieu of an official transcript

Online Application

Non-KU students or KU Alumni 

Non-KU students or KU Alumni must have a previously completed advanced degree in an applicable field with a graduate GPA of 3.0 of higher. The application process entails completing the online application, submitting materials required for the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Certificate:

  • A C.V. or Resume
  • A personal statement declaring your interest in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) and its relationship to your graduate course of study and/or career objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic work or potential for graduate study
  • Official transcripts from any institutions where coursework related to study in Medieval and Early Modern Studies was completed

Online Application

Send official sealed transcripts to:

Graduate Admissions
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Strong Hall, Room 313
Lawrence, KS  66045

-OR-

graduateadm@ku.edu

Contact:

Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor, Department of Art History

ahedeman@ku.edu

 

 

Caroline Jewers, Associate Professor, Department of French & Italian

cjewers@ku.edu 

 

 

  Aley Pennington, Graduate Academic Advisor

                           aleypennington@ku.edu

 


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