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French Studies

New French Minor with AMDT!

We are ecstatic to announce that the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures now offers a new French minor designed for students majoring in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles (AMDT). The new minor will be offered starting in fall 2017.

Titled “French for Design and Merchandising,” this new minor degree aims to advance students’ language skills in French while they engage in professional tasks associated with the fashion world. Students will also explore cultural aspects of French traditions in fashion, essential in collaborating with French counterparts.

To earn a French minor, AMDT students will take seven courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, including: French 101, French 102, French 203, French 261, French 361, French 362, and French 306/320, for a total of 24 credits.

The creation of this minor would not have happened without Clinical Associate Professor Sabine Davis.

Great work, Sabine!

New Summer Study Abroad Program!

Professor Insook Webber is leading the inaugural faculty-led program “L’Art de vivre in Paris” which runs May 18-June 28, 2017. Participating students will earn six WSU credits, taking FRENCH 308/408 and FRENCH 320. Classes will be held in the Marais neighborhood, the bohemian heart of Paris. The program is a balance between in-class learning and cultural excursions both within and outside Paris.

Faculty Activity

  • Instructor Jacob Barrows presented his master’s research at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Portland, Oregon, in March. His presentation was titled: “The effect of prompt accent on elicited imitation assessment in English as a Second Language.

#GnomieHomie: Kayla Schwoch

Kayla Schwoch received the DFLC Outstanding Senior Award in French. She graduated in May 2017.

2017-2018 Outstanding French Students

Scholarship Recipients for 2018-2019

Basheera Agyeman
Nicolette Dixon
Orla McAlinden
Hannah Murray
Ryan O’Dea

Quingyu Onouye
Kayla Schwoch
Ayshane Sivells-Taylor
Sara Wagoner
Cierra Wright

Outstanding First-Year Students

Mary McMillan
Maddie Hotchkin

Outstanding Second-Year Students

Nicolette Dixon
Kevin Kissinger

Outstanding Third-Year Students

Amber Robbins
Cierra Wright

Outstanding Fourth-Year Students

Lindsay Cannon
Navi Lehal

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