Literature and the French-Speaking World
This introductory French and Francophone literature course is an interactive, discussion-based survey course examining the various genres of French literature: poetry, theater, the novel, film, and short stories. In addition to reading the assigned texts, students will participate in class discussions and hands-on activities, and complete a small research project. Coursework will allow students to improve linguistic skills (including reading comprehension and oral proficiency), practice textual analysis, gain exposure to French and Francophone culture, and discuss important issues in contemporary French society. In French.
This is one of the gateway courses for the French major or minor, and it also fulfills the Literary Arts (LA) requirement.
Offered every semester.