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FRENCH French



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103 First-Semester French. 4 cr. U. For students who have not studied French previously. Oral practice, grammar, and reading. Language laboratory required.|Counts as repeat of French 113. Open only to students with 2 yrs HS French or less or score of 1 on the French placement exam. Prereq: none.
104 Second-Semester French. 4 cr. U. Continuation of French 103. Further drill in the language laboratory.|Counts as repeat of French 114. Prereq: grade of C or better in French 103(P) or level 2 score on French placement exam or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
110 (201) French for Travelers. 1 or 2 cr. U. Basic conversational French for travelers. For students with no knowledge of French as well as for those with a basic foundation in the language. Useful vocabulary and cultural information.|Prereq: none.
113 Intensive French I. 4 cr. U. Compressed introductory course focused on speaking, oral comprehension, and reading. For students with some knowledge of French or another foreign language.|Counts as a repeat of French 103. Prereq: none.
114 Intensive French II. 4 cr. U. Continuation of French 113. Prepares students for placement into French 203.|Counts as a repeat of French 104. Prereq: French 103(P), 113(P), or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
145 Views of France: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. In-depth study of selected aspects of French civilization as reflected in literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
190 Elementary French Electives. 3-12 cr. U. Awarded by the program director for language work at the introductory (first-year) level completed in Paris.|Not retakable. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
197 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
199 Independent Study. 1-4 cr. U. For further information consult department chair.|Not retakable. Prereq: 2.5 gpa, cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
203 Third-Semester French. 3 cr. U. Review and further study of language and culture with emphasis on the development of reading skills.|Prereq: grade of C or better in French 104(P) or 114(P) or level 3 score on French placement exam or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
204 Fourth-Semester French. 3 cr. U. Continuation of French 203. Review of main grammatical concepts. Readings in modern French and Francophone literature.|Prereq: grade of C or better in French 203(P) or level 4 score on French placement exam or cons instr; French 213(R). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
205 Reading for Research. 3 cr. U. Basic grammatical principles and linguistic structures, augmented by individually-supervised readings in the student's field of specialization.|Prereq: none.
210 French Immersion: Intermediate. 1-2 cr. U. Concentrated, structured practice of spoken French; contemporary topics; small-group setting |with native speakers, simulates immersion experience. Build vocabulary, improve communication skills. Weekend, interim, or short-term summer modules. Specific credits announced in Schedule whenever course is offered.Retakable to 4 cr max. Prereq: French 203(P) or cons instr.
213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.|Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, German 213, Italian 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
277 French Discussion Section: 1 or 2 cr. U. Discussion in French, designed to broaden perspectives, improve language skills.|Offered in conjunction w/courses in other disciplines (Anthro, Hist, Pol Sci, etc). Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: French 204(P) or cons instr.
289 Internship in French. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of French in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: French 103(P) or 113(P); 2.25 gpa; cons instr.
290 Intermediate French Electives: (Subtitled). 3-12 cr. U. Awarded by the program director for language work on the intermediate level completed at Paris.|Students initially enroll in French 595. Retakable. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hrs research.|Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: acceptance into UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
303 (215) Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level. 3 cr. U. Development of ability to understand, read, speak and write French, with emphasis on everyday language and culture.|Prereq: grade C or better in French 204(P) or level 5 score on French placement exam or cons instr; may be taken conc w/French 204 w/grade B or better in French 203(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
310 Contemporary French Usage. 1 or 2 cr. U. Review of French grammar, practice in conversation and composition with emphasis on current practice. Reading materials will stress contemporary French life and politics.|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
311 (effective 05/19/2014) French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis. 3 cr. U. Introduction to business language and practices in French-speaking countries. Commercial vocabulary, oral and written communication skills, use of French internet resources.|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr.
311 French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis. 3 cr. U. Introduction to business language and practices in French-speaking countries. Commercial vocabulary, oral and written communication skills, use of French internet resources.|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr.
324 (327) Contemporary French Language and Culture. 3 cr. U. Introduction to contemporary French culture through the use of authentic materials (video, oral interviews, literary and journalistic writing).|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
325 Intensive Grammar and Usage. 3 cr. U. Grammatical structures; levels of styles; written accuracy and proficiency.|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr.Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
332 (322) Approaches to Poetry and Fiction. 3 cr. U. Rules and concepts involved in reading and understanding poetry and prose. Practice in developing skills by literary analysis.|Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr; French 324(327) & 325(R).
349 Studies in French Culture: (Subtitled). 2-4 cr. U. A specific aspect of French culture combining class lectures and on-site visits.|May not enroll conc in French 449. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
357 Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Topic/genre in selected works by major writers from one or more French-speaking regions (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, etc.).|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
361 French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus. 3 cr. U. Advanced French language, intercultural knowledge for business/professional communication in French-speaking countries. Commercial vocabulary, case studies, business letters/forms, internet. Preparation for Paris Chamber of Commerce's International Business Exam.|Prereq: French 311(P) or 325(P).
361 (effective 05/19/2014) French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus. 3 cr. U. Advanced French language, intercultural knowledge for business/professional communication in French-speaking countries. Commercial vocabulary, case studies, business letters/forms, internet. Preparation for Paris Chamber of Commerce's International Business Exam.|Prereq: French 311(P) or 325(P).
383 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Reading and discussion of selected works.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
390 Intermediate/Advanced French Electives: (Subtitled). 3-12 cr. U. Awarded by the program director for intermediate/advanced language work completed at Paris.|Retakable. Students initially enroll in French 595. Prereq: French 203(P); acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
392 Phonetics. 3 cr. U. Theory of French sounds; phonetic transcription; practice in pronunciation in class and in language laboratory.|Required of teaching majors & minors. Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr.
395 Reading French for Proficiency. 3 cr. U. Development of reading proficiency in French by focusing on vocabulary acquisition, recognition of cognates, and analysis of complex sentences in short literary and journalistic texts.|Prereq: French 324(327)(P), 325(P), or 332(322)(P).
397 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before coursework level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program coursework.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: French 203(P); acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
401 French for Reading Knowledge. 3 cr. U. For students with little or no previous knowledge of French; especially useful to graduate students fulfilling a language requirement.|Does not count toward the French major or minor. Prereq: jr st.
410 French Immersion: Advanced. 1 or 2 cr. U/G. Concentrated, structured practice of spoken French; contemporary topics; small-group setting |with native speakers simulates immersion experience. Build vocabulary, improve communication skills. Weekend, interim, or short-term summer modules. Specific credits announced in Schedule whenever course is offered.Retakable to 4 cr max. Prereq: French 324(327)(P) & 325(P), or cons instr.
415 Introduction to Translation: French to English. 3 cr. U. Introduction to basic skills necessary to professional translation. Translation of texts from French into English. Summarizing texts. Sight translation.|Prereq: jr st; grade of B or better in French 325(P); French 324(327)(P) or 332(322)(P).
426 (326) Growing Up French. 3 cr. U/G. French civilization from the point of view of the French child, with emphasis on materials familiar to French children and adolescents.|Prereq: jr st; two French courses numbered 320 or above or cons instr.
427 Advanced Written Expression. 3 cr. U/G. Development of writing proficiency in a variety of genres through close analysis and imitation of good French writing; emphasis on usage, syntax, and authentic French expression.|Prereq: jr st & French 324(327)(P) & 325(P), or grad st.
428 Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundations of French Culture. 3 cr. U/G. Study of major aspects of French society and its cultural expressions from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance.|Prereq: jr st; French 332(322)(P); French 324(327)(P) or 325(P); or cons instr.
429 Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture. 3 cr. U/G. Major aspects of French society and its cultural expressions from the Renaissance through the Revolution.|Prereq: jr st; French 332(322)(P); French 324(327)(P) or 325(P); or cons instr.
430 Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 3 cr. U/G. French politics, society, and culture from Napoleon's First Empire to De Gaulle's Fifth Republic, 1804-1958.|Prereq: jr st; French 332(322)(P); French 324(327)(P) or 325(P); or cons instr.
431 Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Works written in French by writers of Africa, North Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; French 325(P) & 332(322)(P); or cons instr.
432 Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. In-depth study of selected topics in the cultures of France or French-speaking countries.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: French 324(327)(P) or 325(P), or cons instr.
433 Seminar in French Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. In-depth study of important works of French literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; French 325(P) & 332(322)(P).
449 Studies in French Culture: (Subtitled). 2-4 cr. U. French culture through readings and on-site visits. Completing this course does not preclude taking required 300-level courses for cr upon return to UWM.|May not enroll conc in French 349. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: 300-level French course; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
450 Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France. 3 cr. U/G. Major political, social, cultural and economic forces shaping France today. France within the European Union and the Francophone world.|Prereq: jr st; French 325(P); one add'l 300-level French course or cons instr.
450 (effective 05/19/2014) Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France. 3 cr. U/G. Major political, social, cultural and economic forces shaping France today. France within the European Union and the Francophone world.|Prereq: jr st; French 325(P); one add'l 300-level French course or cons instr.
451 (351) Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Narrative techniques and thematic content of French-language cinema.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. First enrollment only counts toward French major. Prereq: jr st; two of French 324(327)(P), 325(P), 332(322)(P) or cons instr.
457 Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of important works on a topic, genre, or historical period, with particular emphasis on intellectual and cultural context.|CompLit 457 & French 457 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
465 Introduction to Translation: English to French. 3 cr. U/G. Translation of texts from English into French. Comparative study of French and English syntax and comparative culture.|French 465 & Trnsltn 465 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Counts as repeat of French 499 with "Intro to English to French Translation" topic. Prereq: jr st; grade of B or better in French 325(P); French 427(P) or cons instr.
489 Internship in French. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of French in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; a 300-level or above course in French; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
490 Advanced French Electives: (Subtitled). 3-12 cr. U. Awarded by program director for advanced language work in Paris. Completing this course does not preclude taking required 300-level courses for cr afterwards.|Retakable. Prereq: French 203(P); acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. |Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: French 203(P); acceptance for Study Abroad Prog; conc reg in French 595(C).
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
510 Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Representative works of a major writer or writers.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; French 325(P) & 332(322)(P); or cons instr.
520 Seminar in Contemporary French Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Trends and schools in contemporary novels, theatre, and poetry.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; French 325(P) & 332(322)(P); or cons instr.
592 Seminar in French Language: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Historic, social, geographic, phonological, and lexical evolution of French. How French fits into global and regional contexts.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; two of French 324(327)(P), 325(P), & 332(322)(P); French 392(P); or cons instr.
595 Study Abroad in France. 10-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students before level, content and credits of work in France are determined. Translated into French 290, 390, or 490 upon completion of program.|Prereq: French 203(P); acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
599 Tools and Techniques of Research in French. 1 cr. U. Library resources available for research in French language and literature, including online academic databases, the library catalogue, and reference books.|Prereq: jr st; conc reg in one of French 428(C), 429(C), 430(C), 431(C), 432(C), 433(C), 450(C), 510(C), or 592(C).
697 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
699 Advanced Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a French faculty or instructional academic staff member. For further information, consult French prog coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; two 300-level French courses, 2.5 gpa & writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean of SAS.

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