Summer 2021 Courses

Undergraduate Courses

French Undergraduate Courses

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French 101: First Semester French

French 101 is intended for students with no previous study of French. Course goals focus on developing interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative skills and cultural awareness of the French-speaking world. Topics explored in the course include personal identity, daily life, youth culture, and education.

French 102: Second Semester French

French 102 is the continuation of French 101 and is intended for students with limited study of French (e.g., 1-2 years of high school level study). Course goals focus on developing interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative skills and cultural awareness of the French-speaking world. Topics explored in the course include travel, fashion, media, and housing.

French 312: Advanced Composition and Conversation

Credits: 3 Contact: Heather Willis Allen

Academic Advisors for French 

For new advisees, including those ready to fill out the form to declare the French Major or French Certificate, contact Ewa Miernowska

For continuing advisees, contact fritdept@letsci.wisc.edu

For placement scores and permission to enroll in ‘honors’ sections, contact Professor Heather Willis Allen

For questions regarding Foreign Credit Evaluation, contact Professor Vlad Dima or email us at fritdept@letsci.wisc.edu

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Italian 102: Second Semester Italian

Credits: 4 

Contact: Loren Eadie

This 4-credit course covers chapter 6 through chapter 11 of Piazza! It is
designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 101 or 1 year of Italian at a high school level. The goal of this course is to give you the linguistic and cultural tools to: review previously learned grammatical structures and familiarize yourself with and practice more complex structures; further develop basic Italian vocabulary; expand your abilities to write and talk about yourself in Italian; read about and investigate aspects of Italian culture, specifically daily life in Italy, Please note: you will use the same textbook for Italian 101 and 102! To facilitate acquisition of the target language, this course will be conducted in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 203.  Prerequisite: Italian 101 or 181 or 1 year HS Italian.  Open to Fr.

Italian 201: Accelerated First Year Italian

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

(Italian 101 and 102 in one semester). Beginner Intensive. This 4-credit course covers chapters 1 through part of chapter 11 of Piazza!. Exciting, fast-paced course that will allow you to cover the equivalent of the first two college semesters of Italian. The equivalent of two university-level semesters or four high school years of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Latin or Romanian is required for participation in this course. You will quickly learn to put into action Italian grammatical structures that you have already seen before in another romance language and to significantly develop a vocabulary base and pronunciation skills appropriate for a first-year student of Italian. To facilitate acquisition of the target language, this course will be conducted entirely in Italian.    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to sign up for Italian 203.   Students cannot receive credit for 201 after taking Italian 101 or 102.  Prerequisite:  4 semesters (or equivalent proficiency) in another Romance language, or consent of instructor.

Italian 203: Third Semester Italian

Credits: 4 Contact: Loren Eadie

Third semester Italian. This 4-credit course covers the entirety of the textbook Domani 2 and three modules from Domani 3. It is designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 102. The goal of
this course is to give you the linguistic and cultural tools to: review, develop, and refine the grammatical structures; expand your Italian vocabulary; watch, read, and listen to authentic Italian; further develop your writing skills; research aspects of Italian culture that interest you. This course is conducted entirely in Italian.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to enroll in Italian 204.  Prerequisite: Italian 102 or 2 yrs HS Italian. Open to Fr.

Literature in Translation 253: Dante's Divine Comedy

Credits: 3 

Contact: Jelena Todorović

Have you ever wondered about human nature? What is our place in this world? Through readings, videos, and original images, we will explore and discuss Dante’s answers from one of the greatest world literary classics, his Divine Comedy. From Hell, through Purgatory to Paradise, we will travel together with Dante in a universal tale of the journey of the human soul. Along the way, we will learn about Dante, his life and his works, development of literary history, historical and socio-political context of medieval Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. We will make connections that cross today’s geographic and cultural lines in an exploration of literary topics, the history of ideas, and shared history, pondering universal concepts and patterns in the development of civilization that can still be observed today.

Academic Advisors for Italian 

For questions, please contact a faculty member of the Italian Advising Team:

For questions about study abroad and foreign credit:

Ready to fill out the form to declare the Italian Major or the Italian Certificate? Contact Shawn Ramer.

Graduate Courses

French Graduate Courses

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French 615: Grammaire Avancée

Credits: 3 Contact: Martine Debaisieux

Advanced course in French grammar and style, with a special focus on various critical and professional applications. For students in the Professional French Masters Program.

French 617: Contemporary Skill Set Literature in French

Credits: 3 Contact: Gilles Bousquet

This course examines how contemporary business and professional writing in French portrays professional skill sets for readers in Francophone Europe and North America, and to a lesser extent in Francophone Africa, particularly in the fields of international education, international development, marketing, management, and administration.

French 623: Communication Orale en Situations Professionnelles

Credits: 3 Contact: Ritt Deitz

Professional communication for advanced speakers of French, with a particular focus on intercultural analysis, nonverbal communication, and public speaking. Required for students in the Professional French Masters Program.

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