Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams


French


WELCOME TO THE FRENCH PROGRAM OF
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

Professors: Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli, Dr. Rebecca Pauly, Dr. Michel Sage

Our French program Faculty:

Dr. Michel Sage Dr. Rebecca M. Pauly
French and Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli

106 Main Hall 105 Main Hall
106 Main Hall
610-436-2383 610-436-2382 610-436-2383
email: msage@wcupa.edu email: rpauly@wcupa.edu email: amoscatelli@wcupa.edu

 

Spring Semester 2015

In Spring 2015, we will offer:

For beginning and intermediate:
FRE 101, 102, 201, 202

For more advanced majors and minors:

FRE 303  Francophone Civilization, Dr. Pauly TR 2 p.m.

FRE 305  Advanced Written Expression, Dr. Moscatelli, TR 12:30 p.m.

FRE 401  French Business Culture, TR 11-12:15, Dr. Sage

and our seminars:

FRE 410-80 Topics: French Theater, Dr. Sage, W 4:25-7:10

FRE 440-90: Writing French Children's Stories, Dr. Pauly (online)

At the graduate level we offer the courses:

FRE 501 French Business Culture,   TR 11-12:15,  Dr. Sage

FRE 510 French Theater W 4:25-7:10, Dr. Sage

FRE 515 Francophone Civilization, TR 2-3:15,   Dr. Pauly

FRE 522 Topics: Writing and Stylistics, TR 12:30-1:45, Dr. Moscatelli

FRE 540-90 Writing French Children's Stories, Dr. Pauly (online)

Our Summer Immersion Institute 2014

First Summer Session: 3-credits each advanced undergrad or grad course:   

FRE 315-80 or FRE 520-80                      Nine day oral proficiency course, May 12-22, 8-11:30 a.m.

                                                                   Course Descriptions                                   Dr. Moscatelli

FRE 422-20 or FRE 522-20, Topics          Writing proficiency, May 12-22, 4:30-8 p.m. Dr. Moscatelli

                                                                    Course Descriptions

FRE 421-20 or FRE 521-20, Topics         One-week AP Language Teaching Workshop, June 23-27

                                                                    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dr. Goutal

Second Summer Session: 3-credits each, advanced undergrad or grad course:

FRE 420-30 or FRE 520-30, Topics: image, texte, musique

                                                           July 1 - 31 Tues & Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.,  Dr. Pauly 

The FRENCH language undergraduate program

The French program at West Chester offers both a major and a minor at the undergraduate level:

  • Our French major consists of ten (10) French courses beginning with FRE 102, also a course in linguistics, a French subject matter course from another department, and a second language up to the 202 level. The major may be part of PA K-12 State Certification in French.
  • Our minor is 6 courses beginning at FRE 101 or above, limit two 100-level, two 200-level.

We will accept transfer courses for the major and the minor up to 50% of the required credits.

Basic language courses are offered each semester and summer sessions:
French 101 and 201--first Summer Session; French 102 and 202--second Summer Session.

Advanced courses include:

  • FRE 302 Phonetics
  • FRE 303 Francophone Civilization
  • FRE 304 Francophone Literature
  • FRE 305 Writing & Stylistics
  • FRE 315 Oral Proficiency in Conversation
  • FRE 350 French Cinema
  • FRE 401 French Business Culture
  • FRE 410 Theater
  • FRE 412 Narrative Structures
  • FRE 413 Poetry and Poetics
  • FRE 415 Modernism
  • FRE 420, FRE 421 and FRE 422 Topics Courses (the subjects change)
  • FRE 440 Writing French Children's Stories  (online)

In the Spring semester, we offer the culture cluster in English on Francophone African culture (EFR 330), and advanced courses in French (FRE 303, FRE 305, FRE 401, a 400-level seminar, and FRE 440).

In the First Summer Session, we offer two nine-day immersion oral proficiency courses, FRE 422 and 522-20 (May) and then FRE 315-80/ FRE 520-80, an advanced oral expression course meeting four or five evenings a week (4:30-7:30 p.m.) May.

The last week of first summer session, we offer a five day all day summer immersion workshop on Teaching French AP Language (FRE 421-20 or FRE 521-20).

During the Second Summer Session we offer a topics seminar Tuesday and Thursday mornings on a variety of topics (media, translation, film, etc), FRE 420-30 and FRE 520-30.

In the Fall semester, we offer a culture cluster in English (EFR 350, French Civilization on Film), and advanced French courses (FRE 302-Phonetics, FRE 304-Francophone Literature, FRE 350-French Cinema, and a 400 level seminar (Fall 2014 FRE 412 and FRE 512 ("Portraits de mères").

Study Abroad Options and Student Activities

We encourage you to spend a semester or a year in France or a French-speaking country with one of the many available programs we can recommend. Our newest program is with IAU in Aix-en-Provence, an exciting choice of courses at all levels in a beautiful historic dynamic city.

Financial assistance for study abroad is available on a competitive basis through several departmental grants (see "Awards").

Our French Club meets for meals, museum tours, films, operas. See the club web page for updates.

Certification

We have the B.A. in French with or without certification, and the new MALC master's program (see our graduate pages).

We also offer Pennsylvania K-12 certification in French at the undergraduate and graduate levels (see the Certification page).

Course offerings for Fall 2014

Fall 2014 undergraduate courses include:

         EFR 350 French Civilization on Film (taught in English, films in French) TR 9:30 Dr. Pauly

         FRE 101, 102, 201, 202

         FRE 302 Phonetics and conversation, TR 12:30-1:45, Dr. Sage

         FRE 304 Francophone literature, TR 11-12:15, Dr. Pauly

         FRE 350 French cinema: "Bonjour les enfants", TR 2-3:15, Dr. Pauly

         FRE 412-80 Topics: Portraits de mères T 4:25-7:10, Dr. Moscatelli

and at the graduate level:

        FRE 550-01 French Film Studies: "Bonjour les enfants," TR 2-3:15, Dr. Pauly

        FRE 512-80 Topics: Portraits de mères  T 4:15-7, Dr. Moscatelli

        FRE 503-01 Topics: Phonetics, TR 12:30-1:45, Dr. Sage (new course number)

        FRE 504-01 Francophone literature, TR 11-12:15, Dr. Pauly

Spring semester course offerings

For beginning and intermediate:
FRE 101, 102, 201, 202

For more advanced majors and minors:

FRE 303  Francophone Civilization, Dr. Pauly TR 2 p.m.

FRE 305  Advanced Written Expression, Dr. Moscatelli, TR 12:30 p.m.

FRE 401  French Business Culture, TR 11-12:15, Dr. Sage

and our seminars:

FRE 420-80 Topics, Dr. Sage, W 4:25-7:10 p.m.

FRE 440-90 Topics: Writing French Children's Stories, Dr. Pauly (online)

At the graduate level we offer the courses:

FRE 501 French Business Culture, TR 11-12:15,  Dr. Sage

FRE 520 Topics, W 4:25-7:10, Dr. Sage

FRE 515 Francophone Civilization, TR 2-3:15,   Dr. Pauly

FRE 522 Topics: Writing and Stylistics, TR 12:30-1:45, Dr. Moscatelli

FRE 540-90 Writing French Children's Stories, Dr. Pauly (online)

 

BIENVENUE AU PROGRAMME DE FRANÇAIS DE WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

Nous avons des cours de langue chaque semestre et l'été:
FRE 101 et FRE 102--première année; FRE 201 et FRE 202--deuxième année.

Et les cours de civilization en anglais: EFR 350 Cinema et EFR 330 L'Afrique francophone

Nous avons le major et le minor:
FRE 302 Phonétique; FRE 303 Civilisation; FRE 304 Littérature;

FRE 305 Ecriture; FRE 315 Conversation; FRE 350 Cinéma; FRE 401 Commerce,
FRE 410 Théâtre; FRE 412 Narration; FRE 413 Poésie, FRE 415 Modernisme
FRE 420, 421, 422 Topics courses (au sujet varié).

Au printemps, nous offrons FRE 303, FRE 305, FRE 401, un seminar, et FRE 440 online..

En été, nous offrons quatre cours avancés sur l'expression orale, la grammaire, et la culture.

En automne, nous offrons FRE 302, FRE 304, FRE 350 et un seminar.

Nous vous encourageons à passer un été, un semestre ou une année en France ou un pays francophone avec un des nombreux programmes disponibles. Depuis 2011 nous avons un programme avec IAU à Aix-en-Provence, hiver, semestres et été.

Nous avons la licence B.A., avec ou sans certification, et la maîtrise: M.A. in Languages and Cultures.
Nous offrons la certification de Pennsylvanie d'enseignement en français K-12.

Le club de français se réunit pour des repas, des visites de musée, des films, des concerts.