Virginia R. Donovan, Assistant Professor
The French Program introduces students to the French language and to French and Francophone cultures. The courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in French and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.
Students may choose the French Minor or may elect to submit for approval a French Studies major in conjunction with Bishop's University or another foreign university which will provide a French-immersion experience.
The French program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.
21 total credits
The following courses (12 credits) are required for the French Minor. Students who take the placement test and place into a course higher than FREN 101 will receive retro-credit for all lower courses, provided that they earn a grade of B- or above for the course into which they place, to a maximum of 12 credits.
French Required Courses (12 credits required):
|FREN 101||Beginning French I -- 3 credits|
|FREN 102||Beginning French II -- 3 credits|
|FREN 201||Intermediate French I -- 3 credits|
|FREN 202||Intermediate French II -- 3 credits|
(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level French course with a grade of B- or better will receive retro-credit to his or her transcript for FREN 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in French.) credits
French Elective Courses (9 credits required):
|FREN 300||Advanced French Grammar and Composition -- 3 credits|
|FREN 301||Advanced French Conversation -- 3 credits|
|FREN 303||History of Paris in French (with study abroad component) -- 3 credits|
|FREN 325||Survey of French/Francophone Literature and Culture -- 3 credits|
|FREN 360||Special Topics in French/Francophone Literature, Culture,and/or Civilization -- 3 credits|
|FREN 399||French Study Abroad -- 6-18 credits|
|FREN 498||French Independent Study -- 1-6 credits|
A student should complete FREN 202 and usually at least one 300-level French course at UW-Superior before participating in French study abroad during the junior year. A wide variety of courses available at Bishop's University or another foreign university allows students the opportunity to pursue an InterdisciplinaryStudiesmajorin the field of French Studies.
For further information on the UW-Superior French Program, go to the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department. See also the International Programs section of this catalog. For more information on the courses offered, see French in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.
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