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French


2012-2014 Catalog

French

Faculty

Virginia R. Donovan, Assistant Professor

French Program

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the language.
  2. Explain aspects of culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.

French Minor Requirements

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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