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Oct 27, 2016 by Masha Belenky (belenky)
FREN 3560 : Topics in Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:03:12 GMT
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:08:46 GMT
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AFST-BA: Africana Studies
FILM-MINOR: Film Studies
FREN-BA: French Language, Literature, and Culture
FREN-MINOR: French Language, Literature, and Culture
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Topics in Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema
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Contemp Francophone Lit/Cinema
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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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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
CCAS - GCR: Foreign Languages
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Europe GCR (Pre2010)
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).
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