RLFR 105 Fall 2012 Advanced French: Advanced Studies in French Language and Francophone Culture

In this course, we will concentrate on expanding your vocabulary and polishing your written and oral skills while focusing on the analysis and discussion of French and Francophone cultures and the concepts that define them. We will explore key myths and practices linked to national identity in France and seek to understand the history of contemporary national identity debates. Topics of discussion will include: What is a nation? What is the Republic? How is a national identity constructed? What does it mean to be French today? Which are contemporary topics in the Francophone world? How are they represented in the Francophone press? (Print, television, radio, internet) How are these events and controversies situated in a larger historical and philosophical context?Conducted in French.
Class Format: lecture/confrence
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, short papers, presentations, quizzes and final exam
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Prerequisites: RLFR 103, or examination placement
Enrollment Preference: students continuing their French studies at Williams and first- and second-year students
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 20
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1866
RLFR105-01(F) LEC Advanced French Division 1: Languages and the Arts Eva Dessein
MW 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Jesup 206 1866
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