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.

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Associate Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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