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FRE 480A French Civilization: Origins to the Existentialist

Prerequisite: One 300 level French course.

Course Description: This course traces the development of French civilization from its origins in prehistory-evident in the cave paintings of Lascaux to the existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. The text for the course is Steele et al.'s La civilization française en évolution I. The work in this course should contribute to a development of all four language skills since all will come into play.

3 credits

FRE 480B Seminar: Gender Issues and Roles for Francophone Contemporary Caribbean Women

Prerequisite: One 300 level French course.

Course Description: This course will focus on the issues involved in the psychosocial and historical construction of gender and gender roles. We will analyze the nature and function of Francophone Caribbean feminist/feminine writing in woman's search for self-definition, and the way it represents the body and desire. The students will debate and explore issues such as feminism, racism, colonialism, independence, post independence, and other aspects of a multi-cultural society.

3 credits

FRE 480C Topic: Contemporary Francophone Literature

Course Description: It is a course about literary texts and authors from the whole French speaking world. Occasionally, we may illustrate the literary discussions and discoveries with audiovisual documents. The course will study creative writings from the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. It will be taught completely in French. This course should allow students to know and understand better the diversity and richness of literature produced in Francophone nations.

3 credits

FRE 491 French Internship

Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson. Students must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency.

Course Description: Designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply language proficiency to a professional setting. Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits