Regardez (FRE4496.01)

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

In this course, students will examine specific visual representations and the realities they represent, with a focus on race and gender issues. Through the reading of a wide variety of images – postcards, film opening sequences, destroyed statues, installations, memorials, and virtual reality experiments – students will hone their linguistic skills and enrich their understanding of the economical, social, historical and artistic realities of various French-speaking societies. Written assignments, conversation practice, and oral presentations will help students develop aural and speaking skills, master French grammar and expand their vocabulary, as well as deepen their critical skills. Intermediate-low level. Conducted in French.


Learning Outcomes:
❖ Become independent learners who are curious about the world
❖ Be able to effectively communicate ideas in the target language, both orally and in writing (intermediate low level)
❖ Be able to understand, situate, evaluate, and critique various types of discourse within multiple contexts
❖ Be able to analyze the ideas and the concepts from the perspectives of the culture studied
❖ Be able to raise valid and rational questions and analyze the questions from the perspective of the culture they study
❖ Be able to form ideas and opinions based on their research and logically state and express their thoughts coherently and cohesively in the target language
❖ Be able to conduct research independently


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Insider Perspectives on the Francophone World I and II or permission of instructor. Proficiency level to be assessed by the instructor. Please contact Noëlle at nrouxel-cubberly@bennington.edu by May 12.
Corequisites: Attend 2 CSL Series events
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: French , Fully In-Person , All courses
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