Jun 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

FR 4153 - Francophone Literature and Culture (3) SP


This course provides opportunities for students to reflect on the intersections of language, literature, and culture in the French-speaking world. Students will develop critical thinking skills through contrasting knowledge of their native culture(s) with ways in which other cultures express their values and beliefs. Students will consider relationships of language and identity, and language and power as they study writers from various parts of the francophone world (e.g., Senegal, Haiti, Vietnam, Québec, etc.), such as Maryse Condé, Ousmane Sembène, Gabrielle Roy, Mariama Bâ, J-B Tati-Loutard, et al. This course will develop literacy in French by connecting reading and writing with discussion and critical reflection on culture. Ample opportunities for dialog and active student participation will available through regular group discussions.

Prerequisite: FR 2124