French

French Language and Literature

at the University of Dallas

Welcome to the homepage for the French program at the University of Dallas. We are a small but vigorous program that combines the acquisition of language skills with a wide-ranging study of French culture. We look at France in the various stages of its development, as the "eldest daughter of the Church," the child of Marianne, and a dynamic member of the transnational community of the twenty-first century.

For a complete description of our major program, click on French major. It is also possible to concentrate, or to complete a Language-and-Literature Unit in French.

A prominent feature of our program has been our French play productions, in which all our French majors and concentrators are encouraged to take part. Since the 1960s we have been putting on plays ranging in date from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. As a way of improving your spoken French (as well as of getting under the skin of a text) there are few more useful or more agreeable endeavors.

If you are a high-school student thinking of attending UD, you should consider applying for a French Departmental Scholarship.

Please check out our site and contact us if you have any questions. Contact person: Jason Lewallen, Assistant Professor of French, jlewallen@udallas.edu

For brief descriptions of all French courses, go to French courses.

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