RLFR 105
Advanced French: Advanced Studies in French Language and Francophone Culture Fall 2023
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity

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In this French course, we will read and examine literary texts from the twelfth to the 19th centuries, and films from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In order to analyze them, we will briefly situate them in their social and historical contexts. These works will help us better understand contemporary France and explore France’s colonial past. We will also learn how to write two short research paper in French in the form of an explication de texte. While the themes, authors, time periods will vary, our approach will remain the same. Three themes, love, fear, and France’s colonial past, will serve as the course’s organizing principles. A small section of the course will be devoted to grammar revisions in order to continue to improve our reading and language skills. Throughout the semester we will develop our writing skills in French. Conducted in French
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 1151
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, online grammar exercises, 2 four-page papers, 1 class introduction, 2 low-stakes one-page response papers
Prerequisites: RLFR 104, placement exam, or by permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: All are welcome, but if overenrolled, preference will be given to first- and second-year students and French major and certificate students. If necessary, a statement of interest will be solicited.
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: In this course students will practice writing two short structured papers in French where there will present their interpretation of literary or visual text. Students will write two response papers.
DPE Notes: In this course student will examine visual and literary texts that reframe difference, power and equity in relation to race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion.

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