Language & Literature

Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5047
Location: Laurentide 3110

Peter Hoff
Foreign Language Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-1591
Location: Laurentide 3209

Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1036
Location: Laurentide 3112

French Courses

  • BEGINNING FRENCH (GH)
    French 141, Credits: 4

    An elementary course with oral emphasis. Grammar, reading, writing, conversation.

  • BEGINNING FRENCH (GH)
    French 142, Credits: 4

    Continuation of FRENCH 141.

  • INTERMEDIATE FRENCH (GH)
    French 251, Credits: 4

    Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises, conversation.

  • INTERMEDIATE FRENCH (GH)
    French 252, Credits: 4

    Continuation of FRENCH 251.

  • FRENCH PHONETICS
    French 310, Credits: 3

    A study of the elements of speech sounds and intonation patterns in French with application to understanding and speaking. Use of phonetic transcription. Emphasis on perfecting the student¿s ability to render French orally.

  • ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)
    French 321, Credits: 3

    A thorough study of the structure of the language. Practical application through conversation and composition.

  • ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)
    French 322, Credits: 3

    Continuation of FRENCH 321.

  • READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH
    French 331, Credits: 3

    Language study through reading and discussion in French of selected texts in modern French. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and grammatical usage.

  • READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH
    French 332, Credits: 3

    Similar to FRENCH 31; with different texts.

  • CONTEMPORARY FRENCH SOCIETY
    French 340, Credits: 3

    A study of the French way of life today as reflected in its cultural, religious, educational, political and social institutions.

  • FRENCH CIVILIZATION
    French 350, Credits: 3

    Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of France, from the Middle Ages to the present.

  • INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FRENCH
    French 370, Credits: 3

    A course for those students who plan to use their proficiency of French in a business career. This course provides an introduction to concepts and terminology associated with doing business in French-speaking countries, affords practice in employing those concepts and terminology in the oral, reading and writing skills, and offers a brief overview of the culture and structure of the French business world.

  • INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH TRANSLATION
    French 375, Credits: 3

    Students learn basics of French to English translation by studying the history of translation as well as linguistic, cultural, professional, and ethical aspects of translation. They will then apply these concepts to translate a variety of genres, from technical, medical, and legal texts to literary and audiovisual texts. Class is taught in French and English.

  • FRENCH CONVERSATION
    French 390, Credits: 1

    A course designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in French. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language. Repeatable five times for maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

  • SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE
    French 451, Credits: 3

    General history of French literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.

  • SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE
    French 452, Credits: 3

    General history of French literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.

  • FRENCH CLASSICS
    French 481, Credits: 3

    Study of the concept of classicism through the life, works and ideas of the major 17th century authors. Emphasis on the theatre, i.e., the plays by Corneille, Moliere and Racine.

  • CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LITERATURE
    French 482, Credits: 3

    Study of selected texts of the major writers of the twentieth century.

  • TRAVEL STUDY
    French 491, Credits: 3

    Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

  • INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH
    French 493, Credits: 1-3

    Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

  • SEMINAR
    French 494, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable

  • SPECIAL STUDIES
    French 496, Credits: 1-3

    Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.

  • EXCHANGE STUDY
    French 497, Credits: 1-12

    Variable topics. Repeatable.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY
    French 498, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
    French 498R, Credits: 1-3

    Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

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Course Rotation

French Upper-Level Courses (all 3 credits unless indicated)*
required for BSE majors**
one of these required for French majors***
two of these required for French majors

Course Fall Spring
141, 251:  First- and Third-Semester French fall only X
142, 252: Second- and Fourth-Semester French X spring only
310: French Phonetics* X even-numbered years (2016, etc.)
321: Advanced Grammar & Comp I every fall X
322: Advanced Grammar & Comp II X every spring
331: Readings in Modern French I X 2014, 2018
332: Readings in Modern French II X 2016, 2020
340: Contemporary French Civilization** X 2015, 2019
350: French Civilization** X 2017, 2021
370: Business French X odd-numbered years (2015, etc.)
390: Advanced Conversation (1 credit: repeatable) fall spring
451: Survey of French Literature I*** 2012, 2016, 2020 X
452: Survey of French Literature II*** 2010, 2014, 2018 X
481: French Classics*** 2013, 2017 X
482: Contemporary French Literature*** 2011, 2015 X
496: Special Studies: Studies in French Cinema 2011, ? X

  

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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