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Globalization and the French-Speaking World

MWF 1:25-2:15pm, Dey 307, Prof. Dorothea Heitsch (

In this course, we will explore the different facets of the modern French-speaking world ranging from Algeria to Senegal to the Caribbean and to Quebec while keeping in mind those regions’ fraught relationships with France and the importance of their links with the United States. FREN 150 will include a reading component with the following texts: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, Assia Djebar’s Women of Algiers in their Apartment, Sembène Ousmane’s God’s Bits of Wood, Patrick Chamoiseau’s Creole Folktales, and Gabrielle Roy’s Street of Riches. *Taught in English.

This course has won a COIL Curriculum Development Award and will be paired in Fall 2022 with a partner course at Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France.

Gen Ed: SS, GL.