French - Minor | UW-Superior

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8195

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

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French - Minor

UW-Superior's French program introduces students to French language and culture and offers a minor in French. It seeks to educate students to become better global citizens by promoting awareness and sensitivity to all Francophone cultures.

The ability to speak, read, write, and understand a foreign language is an excellent complement to virtually any major. The French and English languages share a large common vocabulary because French has always been one of the principal donors of foreign words to English. This simplifies learning French because so many French words are familiar to speakers of English.

The French Program is taught by Dr. Virginia R. Donovan, who has studied at University Laval in Quebec, has presented papers at national and international conferences, and has published on various aspects of French/Francophone language and culture. Courses are currently offered in beginning through advanced French. Students may also pursue French studies at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Degrees and Majors/Minors:

Minor: French - Liberal Arts

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  • Students benefit from small classes and personal, caring attention from professors.
  • The French program is part of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, which also offers programs in Spanish and German.
  • Students may participate in a faculty-led study abroad program in Paris, France. Excursions to Versailles and the châteaux of the Loire valley are included.

What can you do with a degree in French from UW-Superior?

Fluency in a second language is a valuable asset for any profession, particularly those in business and education.

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