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

Meet the Class of 2023: Incoming Drama Major Will Direct, Write

Aspiring drama (and perhaps also English) major Klemens Raab, BA '23, has been hanging around UD his whole life, since he only lives about a mile away from the university's Irving campus, and his parents (Klemens, BA '00 MA '06, and Gina (LeBaron), BA '99) are both alumni. He's already experienced the Rome campus, too, having participated in the summer High School Rome Program Shakespeare in Italy last year.

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Alumna Joins UD Board of Trustees

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has added another alumna to its ranks: Mary Devlin Capizzi, BA '88 MBA '89, a one-time Spanish major who is now a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national, full-service law firm founded in Philadelphia in 1849.

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Capstone Professor Celebrates Half a Century

"I ended up at UD by accident," said Professor of Management Bruce Evans, who has taught at UD for 50 years now. Half a century ago, he and his brother were heading home to the East Coast from a camping trip and stopped by UD on a whim; Bob Lynch, dean of the newly formed Graduate School of Management (now the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business), hired Professor Bruce, as he is known by students, on the spot.

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