La Vie Quotidienne – Art of Everyday Life (FRE4310.01)

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

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


Learning Outcomes:
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 Stephen Shapiro at sshapiro@bennington.edu by May 9.
Corequisites: Attend 2 CSL Series events.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Four Credit , French , Fully In-Person
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