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.
❖ communicate ideas in the target language, both orally and in writing at the novice level
❖ understand, situate, evaluate, and critique various types of discourse about self and otherness within multiple contexts
❖ analyze the ideas and the concepts from the perspectives of the culture studied
❖ raise valid and rational questions and analyze the questions from the perspective of the culture they study
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Insider Perspectives on the Francophone World I. Proficiency level to be assessed by the instructor. Please contact Noëlle at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 12.
Corequisites: Attend 2 CSL Language Series events
Course Level: 4000-level
M/W/Th 8:30AM - 9:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , French , Fully In-Person
Tags: film , French , culture , race , Identity