In this course, students will examine specific visual representations within the context of French culture. Through the reading of a wide variety of French images, including Chartres cathedral’s stainglasses, La Tour’s chiaroscuro paintings, cartoon hero Tintin, Cocteau’s drawings and films, and Sophie Calle’s installation, Prenez soin de vous, students will hone their linguistic skills and enrich their understanding of French, economical, sociological, historical, and artistic realities and values. Written assignments and oral presentations will develop students’ level of comprehension, mastery of grammar, in French, as well as their critical skills. Intermediate-low level. Conducted in French.