Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Israel Sanz-Sanchez
Acting Chair January-June 2016
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
ISANZSANCH@wcupa.edu


French

WELCOME TO THE FRENCH PROGRAM
OF WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY!

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FACULTY

Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli 237 Mitchell Hall (610) 436-2383 amoscatelli@wcupa.edu
Dr. Becky Pauly (Retired)

  rpauly@wcupa.edu
Dr. Michel Sage 238 Mitchell Hall (610) 436-2994 msage@wcupa.edu
Sandy Besaha
201 Mitchell Hall (610) 436-3433 sbesaha@wcupa.edu
Dr. Brigitte Goutal 201 Mitchell Hall (610) 436-3433 bgoutal@wcupa.edu
Dr. Jean Manga 201 Mitchell Hall
(610) 436-3433 jmanga@wcupa.edu
Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle
201 Mitchell Hall
(610) 436-3433 rpetit-rasselle@wcupa.edu

 

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SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2016:

Undergraduate Courses
General education:
EFR 320- French Civilization, Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle
EFR 330 - Francophone Cultures West-Africa-Caribbean, Dr. Jean Manga

Beginning and intermediate:
FRE 101- Beginning French, Dr Brigitte Goutal and Sandy Besaha
FRE 102- Beginning French II, Dr Brigitte Goutal and Sandy Besaha
FRE 201- Intermediate French I, Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle
FRE 202- Intermediate French II, Dr. Michel Sage

Advanced courses for majors and minors:
FRE 303- Francophone Civilization, Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle
FRE 305- Advanced Grammar and Stylistics, Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli
FRE 401- French Business Culture, Dr. Michel Sage
FRE 420- Identité nationale, identité régionale, Dr. Michel Sage

Graduate Courses
Seminars:
FRE 501- French Business Culture, Dr. Michel Sage
FRE 505- Advanced Grammar and Stylistics, Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli
FRE 520-, Identité nationale, identité régionale, Dr. Michel Sage

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SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER IMMERSION INSTITUTE 2016

First Summer Session: 3-credits each advanced undergrad or grad course:
FRE 315-80 or FRE 520-80 Nine day oral proficiency course, Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli
FRE 422-20 or FRE 522-20- Writing proficiency, Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli
FRE 421-20 or FRE 521-20- AP One-week Language Teaching Workshop, Dr. Goutal

Second Summer Session: 3-credits each, advanced undergrad or grad course:
FRE 420-30 or FRE 520-30

 

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

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

French Major
• 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 serve toward PA K-12 State Certification in French, in conjunction with the required pedagogy and methods courses and student teaching.

French Minor
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.

Classes Offered
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
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)

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE GRADUATE PROGRAM

The French program at West Chester offers a Master's Degree in Languages and Cultures (MALC) with a track in French.

Graduate Courses
FRE 501- French Business Culture
FRE 505- Advanced Written Expression
FRE 515- Francophone Civilization
FRE 520- Topics

Yearly Academic Schedule

In the Spring semester, we offer culture cluster courses in English on Francophone Civilization (EFR 320) and 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.

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).

French Club

The French Club gathers for meals, museum visits, film and concerts.

Visit our webpage! https://wcupa.edu/_academics/sch_cas.flg/french/

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BIENVENUE AU PROGRAMME DE FRANÇAIS
DE WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

COURS DE LANGUE ET DE CIVILISATION GÉNÉRAU:X

Français niveau débutant et intermédiaire
FRE 101 et 102 pour la première année;
FRE 201 et 202 pour la deuxième année.

Civilisation (cours en anglais)
EFR 320- Civilisation francophone
EFR 330- Civilisation de l'Afrique francophone
EFR 350- Cinema

MAJEURE ET MINEURE EN FRANCAIS

Mineure:
Pour obtenir une mineure en français, il vous faut six credits. Par exemple, les cours du 101, 102, 201 et 202, ainsi que deux cours aux niveaux 300.

Majeure:
Si vous optez pour une majeure, vous pouvez obtenir deux diplômes:

• Licence (B.A.), avec ou sans titularisation.

• Mastère (M.A.).

Avec nous, vous pouvez obtenir votre titularisation d'enseignement du français de la maternelle à la terminale (K-12) pour l'état de la Pennsylvanie.

Cours proposés pour une mineure ou une majeure en français:
FRE 302- Phonétique
FRE 303- Civilisation
FRE 304- Littérature
FRE 305- Rédaction et stylistique
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 Sujets variés

Programme annuel des cours:
Au printemps, nous offrons les cours de FRE 303, FRE 305, FRE 401 et des Travaux dirigés aux niveaux supérieurs.
En été, nous offrons quatre cours avancés portant sur l'expression orale, la grammaire, et la culture.
En automne, nous offrons les cours de FRE 302, FRE 304 et FRE 350, ainsi que des Travaux dirigés aux niveaux supérieurs.

ETUDIER EN FRANCE
Nous vous encourageons à passer un été, un semestre ou une année en France ou dans un pays francophone avec l'un des nombreux programmes disponibles. Depuis 2011, nous avons un programme avec IAU à Aix-en-Provence; il fonctionne en hiver, durant les semestres d'automne et du printemps, mais aussi pendant l'été. LE CLUB DE FRANÇAIS
Le club de français se réunit pour des repas, des visites de musée, des films et des concerts.

Visitez notre page web: https://wcupa.edu/_academics/sch_cas.flg/french/

(All the pictures on this page were taken by Dr. Roxane Petit-Rasselle)