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 stained glasses, La Tour’s chiaroscuro paintings, cartoon hero Tintin, Cocteau’s drawings and films, and contemporary installations, students will hone their linguistic skills and enrich their understanding of French sociological, historical and artistic realities and values. Written assignments and oral presentations will improve students’ level of comprehension, mastery of grammar, in French, as well as their critical skills. Intermediate-low level. Conducted in French.
Corequisite: Students must attend at least two Languages Series events (Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)