French Through Films (FRE4154.01)

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

In this course, French films are used as linguistic and cultural textbooks. While honing their language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing), students will focus their critical skills on selected cultural topics (food, clothes, history, gestures, etc.). Students will create film trailers that reflect their understanding of the French linguistic and cultural realities. Films include Rue Cases-Nègres (Palcy, 1983), Au revoir les enfants (Malle, 1987), On connait la chanson (Resnais, 1997), Nous (Diop, 2021). A common website and in-class presentations will allow students to share and discuss their findings. Conversation exchanges with native speakers will enrich the exploration of these representations of the French-speaking world. Intermediate Low. 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: Remotely accessible
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 by November 12.
Corequisites: Attend 2 CSL Series events
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Film and Video , French , Remotely Accessible
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