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FRCH 193 - Introduction to Francophone Life and Culture

Credits: 5
An introductory course where cultures of the Francophone world - the Caribbean, the Maghreb, Middle-East South-East Asia, Canada, sub-Saharan Africa - and their relationship to France are examined. Historical, literary texts, articles, music and films are studied to understand the linguistic and cultural complexities of the French-speaking world today. Students explore the evolution of the term francophone from colonial to post-colonial times. In English. Previously HUMAN 193.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify the term francophone by understanding the diversity within its unifying thread.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate various levels of francophone visibility globally.
  3. Analyze various literary and cinematic genres presented within the historical framework of French colonialism and its aftermath.
  4. Recognize intersectionality as a tool to understand linguistic oppression through the study of past and current events.
  5. Compare and contrast francophone communities inside and outside of the Hexagon (France).
  6. Demonstrate the cultural sensitivity to travel, study and work in francophone regions and/or countries around the world.

Program Outcomes
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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