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Last approved: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:03:12 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
French (FREN)
Topics in Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema
Contemp Francophone Lit/Cinema
Spring 2017
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Special Topics
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Letter Grade

FREN 3100W


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Analysis of relations between France and its former colonies as manifested in the literature and cinema of France and the Francophone world. Race and gender relations; exile; nationalism; and identity and place as seen through various literary and cinematic responses to the discourses of metropolitan France by its former colonies.
This course focuses on developing core skills in critical reading, writing, and analysis. To that end, by the conclusion of the course students will:
- Expand their knowledge of Francophone literature by studying authors from outside France
- Develop greater cultural sensitivity regarding the complexity of French society today
- Enhance analytic writing skills in French
- Evaluate French media outlets and demonstrate their research skills via in-class presentations
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CCAS - GCR: Foreign Languages
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Europe GCR (Pre2010)
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
Please note: the change concerns the course title. The Original course title is "Topics in 20th-century Francophone Literature and Cinema." We need to change it to "Topics in Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema" to more accurately reflect the content of the course.
Also "Laboratory Fee" should not appear in the course description (this course does not have a laboratory fee).
Key: 3688