Resources for:

    French

    Languages & Literatures

    Department Resources


    Contacts


    Marilyn Durham
    Department Chair
    Phone: (262) 472-5050
    Location: Laurentide 3207

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

    Mary Orval
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1036
    Location: Laurentide 3209

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    Course Descriptions

    French Courses

    BEGINNING FRENCH (GH)

    French 141, Credits: 4

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

    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.

    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.

    CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CIVILIZATION

    French 340, Credits: 2-3

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Location

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

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: marschHM12@uww.edu

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