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FREN3308

Intro Francophone World

In this course, students will be introduced to the history, literature and culture of several francophone countries. Texts (excerpts of novels, poetry, plays) and other documents (comic books, articles, songs, films and documentaries) from Quebec, North and West Africa, the West Indies and Europe will be used to study the social and geopolitical situation of these regions and their artistic esthetic. Topics like exile, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolinialism, ""négritude"", ""créolité"", women's rights, identity, tradition and language will be explored through the study and analisis of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Léon G. Damas, Maryse Condé, Suzanne Dracius, Birago Diop, Kama-Sywor Kamanda, Roch Carrier, Mariama Bâ among others. Excerpts from a comic book by Marguerite Abouet, and documentaries will also be included. Students will continue to perfect their reading and writing skills individually through short compositions and in group through document analysis. A great emphasis will be given to reading comprehension and developping writing skills. Students will practice their oral competence in class. An individual oral presentation and a final paper on one aspect of francophone culture will be required.

Required Text:
1) Césaire, Aimé, Une tempête ;ISBN:978-2-02-031431-2; Editions du Seuil, 1969
2) Mariama Bâ, Une si longue lettre; ISBN:978-2842612894, Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal (NEAS), Serpent à Plumes
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN3308A-L14 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308B-L14 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308C-L14 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

Summer 2013

FREN3308A-L13 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308B-L13 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308C-L13 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

Summer 2012

FREN3308A-L12 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308B-L12 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308C-L12 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

Summer 2011

FREN3308A-L11 Lecture (Dobrenn)
FREN3308B-L11 Lecture (Dobrenn)
FREN3308C-L11 Lecture (Dobrenn)

Summer 2010

FREN3308A-L10 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L10 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L10 Lecture (Lanni)

Summer 2009

FREN3308A-L09 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L09 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L09 Lecture (Lanni)

Summer 2008

FREN3308A-L08 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L08 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L08 Lecture (Lanni)

Summer 2007

FREN3308A-L07 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L07 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L07 Lecture (Lanni)

Summer 2006

FREN3308A-L06 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L06 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L06 Lecture (Lanni)

Summer 2005

FREN3308A-L05 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308B-L05 Lecture (Lanni)
FREN3308C-L05 Lecture (Lanni)