Intro Francophone World

Introduction to the Francophone World

The course provides an introduction to Francophone culture and literature, while strengthening students’ knowledge of French grammar and improving their writing skills. Given that it would be impossible to study all the countries that have been under French influence, we have made a preliminary selection of countries in order to have an overview of the situation. Key words will guide our journey through the Francophone world: colonization, language, identity, colonialism, intercultural relations. The relation between the Francophone countries and France today is the result of a historical process that marked the French as well as the indigenous people. It is therefore necessary to study certain aspects of the history to better understand and grasp the concept "Francophonie", a term that is difficult to define, ambiguous, complex but rich in meanings. The study of literary works, films and other documents will help student to better understand the differences and similarities that exist in the Francophone world. Finally, students will be able to assess the role played by the French language in the quest for national and personal identity. This class will demand a lot of reading and there will be group discussions daily. The student must come to the class prepared in order to be able to participate actively in the group discussions.
Priority will be given to two main skills, reading comprehension and writing.

Required texts:
Aimé CÉSAIRE, Une tempête, ISBN 978-2-02-031431-2
Mariama BÂ, Une si longue lettre. ISBN : 978-2842612894
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Summer 2015 Language Schools

FREN3308A-L15 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308B-L15 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308C-L15 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)
FREN3308D-L15 Lecture (Suarez-Valle)

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)