Insider Perspectives on the Francophone World II (FRE4224.01)

Stephen Shapiro

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 insiderʹs 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 (friendship and family relationships, housing, leisure, work, and food culture) 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). Corequisites: Participation in Language Series; French Table

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission. For registration, contact the teacher via email.
Credits: 4
T 8:00am - 9:50am; W 8:00am - 9:50am; F 8:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, 4000, French, Four Credit, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Areas of Study, Languages, Stephen Shapiro.