Insider Perspectives on the Francophone World II (FRE2104.01)

Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly

Viewed from the outside, the French-speaking world offers enticing images of beauty, pleasure, and freedom. From the inside, however, it is a complicated, often contradictory world where implicit codes and values shape the most basic aspects of daily life. This course will give you an insider’s perspective on a cultural and communicative system whose ideas, customs, and belief systems are surprisingly different from your own. Together, we will examine how daily life and activities reflect culturally specific ideologies and values. Emphasis will be placed on developing ease, fluency, and sophistication in oral and written expression. Class will be conducted in French and revolve around authentic materials from the Francophone world (video, music, advertisements, literary texts). Conducted in French. Introductory level.

Prerequisites: FRE2103 Insider Perspectives on the French-Speaking World or one term of introductory level French at Bennington.
Credits: 4
T 8:10am - 10:00am, W 8:10am - 10:00am, F 8:10am - 10:00am
Maximum Enrollment: 30
Course Frequency:
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