ROML Advising

Summer and fall classes 2017, Fall Grad info, and events!

Big image

FREN 4120/6120

France et Islam: Foi et Frontières

This special topics seminar tackles contemporary debates in France about the integration of Muslims in French society and the compatibility of Muslim religious practice with the values of the Republic. We will approach these issues from a historical perspective, examining the crystallization of Enlightenment discourses about Islam and tracing the fossilization of early modern French representations of Muslim bodies and territories. The course is organized around four major themes: “The Muslim World,” “Mobilities,” “The Harem and the Hijab,” and “Public and Private Spheres.”

Readings from François Bernier, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hamdan Khodja, Lamartine, Djebar, Nabé, and Sansal will be supplemented with sociological studies by Jocelyne Dakhlia, Nilüfer Göle, Mayanthi Fernando, among others.

Taken FREN 4120 before? It is okay... you can take FREN 4120 up to 3 times, as long as the topic the course is covering is different.

Per the Bulletin: "FREN 4120/6120. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit."

French-language Theatre (FREN 4080; also listed as THEA 4800/6800)

French-language Theatre (FREN 4080; also listed as THEA 4800/6800)

T/Th 11:00-12:15

Gilbert Hall 115

Fall 2017

This class is an introduction to French-language theatre and a collaborative workshop between Theatre and French students.

We'll study some of the best-known playwrights and directors of 20th century French-language theatre. The artists come not only from France, but also Romania, Vietnam, the Ivory Coast, Algeria, and the Caribbean. The topics of the plays vary, from history to the human condition to intimate relationships. We'll cover different trends in theatre--existential, absurdist, experimental, feminist, anti-colonial, and intercultural.

Working collaboratively with the Theatre students, we will compare the original texts with the translations, and we will deepen our study through in-class workshop performances.

Though the larger class will be conducted in English, students enrolled in the French section will regularly do a portion of their work in French. Reading and writing assignments will be in French, and one part of our discussion/performance work will be in French each week as well.

All are welcome! No theatre experience required.

Contact Dr. Emily Sahakian,, with questions or for more information.

Taken FREN 4080 before? It is okay... you can take FREN 4080 up to 3 times, as long as the topic the course is covering is different.

Per the Bulletin: "FREN 4080. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit."

Big image

Graduating this fall? The Graduation Application for Fall 2017 is now open in Athena!

Applying For Graduation

All students MUST apply for graduation by the withdrawal deadline of the term in which they plan to complete degree requirements and graduate.

To apply to graduate:

Graduating with a dual degree or double major

If you are completing dual degrees (ex. AB & BS or AB & BSED, etc.) or a double major (ex. AB History and AB English), you should contact each of your departmental advisors and graduation advisors to verify requirements for each degree.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students' education records. FERPA authorizes the release of “Directory Information” without a student’s prior written consent under certain conditions set forth in the Act. "Directory information" is information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Directory information includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Major/Fields of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received

Students who wish to restrict access to their directory information may do so, but this restriction may prevent a student's name from being included in the Commencement program. Students may add or remove the FERPA restriction in-person at the Registrar's Office or by emailing this form from the student’s UGA email along with a scan of the student's UGA ID.


Commencement ceremonies are held at the end of Spring and Fall semesters. Commencement details are handled by the Registrar’s Office.

Some Franklin College departments have additional ceremonies or receptions for their graduating students. Please visit Franklin College Departmental Graduation Ceremonies or contact your department directly for more information.

Will my name appear in the commencement program?

Your name is scheduled to appear in the commencement program for the term you are expected to graduate unless you have placed a FERPA restriction on your information. Current and former students can request to add or remove a FERPA restriction to or from their record by completing the FERPA request form.

Will I be graduating with honors?

Graduating seniors will be recommended for graduation with honors on the basis of their overall grade point average for all college-level work attempted.

Honors designations are:

  • Summa cum laude 3.90
  • Magna cum laude 3.70
  • Cum laude 3.50


Diplomas are normally mailed within 6 to 8 weeks after the official graduation date. For more information regarding your diploma, go to Diplomas are NOT given out at the commencement ceremony.


You should contact your graduation advisor listed below or you may email

LINK to Graduation Advisor Information

This is also an excellent time to get a graduation check.

What is graduation certification?

Graduation Certification

Graduation certification is the process by which undergraduate students in the Franklin College are reviewed and cleared to graduate. This is done by a graduation advisor without any action on the part of the students, at the conclusion of the semester the student is tentatively scheduled to graduate.

What is a grad check?

A grad check is an optional appointment with a graduation advisor to discuss any academic questions a student may have. A comprehensive checklist of remaining graduation requirements will be given to the student. Optionally, a student may request an "e-grad check”, and a comprehensive checklist of remaining requirements will be sent to the student electronically.

  • Students are not cleared for registration by their graduation advisor.
  • To schedule an appointment for a grad check, visit SARA or call 706-542-1522
  • To request an e-grad check call us at 706-542-1522

Is a grad check required?

No, it is not required. But you are encouraged to get a graduation check within one to two semesters of your intended graduation date.

Big image

Afro-French Studies Colloquium

Thursday, April 20th

11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tate Student Center
Room 137

Sponsored by: Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Contact: Rachel Gabara

The colloquium will open at 11:30 am with a buffet lunch, to be followed by two talks: Philippe Gumplowicz, “From Harlem to Paris: Jazz Music Arrives in Europe,” at noon, and Pap Ndiaye, “The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France,” at 1 p.m. Please contact Rachel Gabara at to RSVP for lunch.

Philippe Gumplowicz is a musicologist and Dean of Humanities at the University of Paris Saclay. Author of Le Roman de jazz (1991 and 2000) and creator of documentaries for radio and television, he is writing a book about James Reese, a native of Mobile, Alabama who brought ragtime to France.

Pap Ndiaye is a historian at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and founder of the Circle of Action for the Promotion of Diversity (CAPDIV). Author of La Condition noire. Essai sur une minorité française (2008), he is at work on a global history of civil rights in the 20th century.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Romance Languages, the French Embassy in the United States: Higher Education, Arts, French Language, the Mission Centenaire 14/18, the Alliance Française, and the University of Montevallo Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Big image

Study Night at the Georgia Museum of Art

Study Night at the Georgia Museum of Art

Thursday, April 27th

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Georgia Museum of Art

Sponsored by: Georgia Museum of Art
Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662

Need a quiet place to study? Join the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association for an open study night at the museum. Get inspired by works of art and enjoy coffee and cookies while preparing for finals. Then stay for an outdoor film, "Vertigo," at 8:30 p.m.

Georgia Museum of Art
Big image

Pre law? Check out JURI 3233E – Foundations of American Law

Exactly what it sounds like, and online nonetheless!

Offered Summer and Fall.

Course Title: Foundations of American Law

Course Description: An introduction to legal reasoning, fundamental law and policy argumentative tools, the various types of legal institutions, the administrative state, and the interpretation of statutes and the Constitution. Foundational study will lead to legally sophisticated analyses and discussion concerning recently argued or decided Supreme Court cases.

Some interesting upper level elective courses for fall!

ANTH 4225: Mexican Civilization

COMM 3310: Rhetoric and Sports

HIST 3230: History of Brazil

HIST 3240: The Caribbean Area

RELI 4214: History of Caribbean Religion