Courses

FRENCH 103 - First-Semester French (4 units; 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.
FRENCH 104 - Second-Semester French (4 units; 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).
FRENCH 110 - French for Travelers (1-2 units; 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.
FRENCH 113 - Intensive French I (4 units; 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.
FRENCH 114 - Intensive French II (4 units; 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).
FRENCH 145 - Views of France: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 190 - Elementary French Electives (3-12 units; 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.
FRENCH 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 197 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; 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.
FRENCH 199 - Independent Study (1-4 units; U)
For further information consult department chair. Not retakable. Prereq: 2.5 gpa, cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
FRENCH 203 - Third-Semester French (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 204 - Fourth-Semester French (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 205 - Reading for Research (3 units; U)
Basic grammatical principles and linguistic structures, augmented by individually-supervised readings in the student's field of specialization. Prereq: none.
FRENCH 210 - French Immersion: Intermediate (1-2 units; 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.
FRENCH 213 - Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 277 - French Discussion Section: (1-2 units; 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.
FRENCH 289 - Internship in French (1-6 units; 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.
FRENCH 290 - Intermediate French Electives: (3-12 units; 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).
FRENCH 296 - UROP Apprenticeship (1-3 units; 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.
FRENCH 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; 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).
FRENCH 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; 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.
FRENCH 303 - Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 310 - Contemporary French Usage (1-2 units; 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).
FRENCH 311 - French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 324 - Contemporary French Language and Culture (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 325 - Intensive Grammar and Usage (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 332 - Approaches to Poetry and Fiction (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 349 - Studies in French Culture: (2-4 units; 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).
FRENCH 357 - Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 361 - French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 383 - Honors Seminar: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 392 - Phonetics (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 395 - Reading French for Proficiency (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 397 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; 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).
FRENCH 401 - French for Reading Knowledge (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 410 - French Immersion: Advanced (1-2 units; 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.
FRENCH 415 - Introduction to Translation: French to English (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 426 - Growing Up French (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 427 - Advanced Written Expression (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 428 - Castles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundations of French Culture (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 429 - Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 430 - Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 431 - Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 432 - Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: (1-3 units; 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.
FRENCH 433 - Seminar in French Literature: (3 units; 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).
FRENCH 449 - Studies in French Culture: (2-4 units; 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).
FRENCH 450 - Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 451 - Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 457 - Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 465 - Introduction to Translation: English to French (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 489 - Internship in French (1-6 units; 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.
FRENCH 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; 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).
FRENCH 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; 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.
FRENCH 510 - Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 520 - Seminar in Contemporary French Literature: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 592 - Seminar in French Language: (3 units; 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.
FRENCH 595 - Study Abroad in France (10-12 units; 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.
FRENCH 599 - Tools and Techniques of Research in French (1 units; 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).
FRENCH 697 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
FRENCH 699 - Advanced Independent Reading (1-3 units; 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.