Foreign Languages Courses
Immigration et intégration dans la France moderne. This course addresses a number of contemporary issues in modern France with regards to its policies and practices of immigration. After a brief examination of traditional conceptions of the French nation and of French citizenship, we pass to a historical overview of the causes of significant waves of immigration in France, such as the world wars, French colonialism, and the Syrian refugee crisis. The course concludes with some in-depth examinations of salient issues related to immigration into France, in particular, racial and cultural integration, French Republicanism, recent upsurges in populism, la?»cit??, and the 2018 soccer World Cup. The course fulfills an Intermediate Writing core requirement. Students will complete short writing assignments through multiple drafts, and complete research and a presentation on a topic of their choice. A student cannot take FR 305 if they've already taken FR 405.
This course introduces students to basic concepts of professional communication and artistic creation in the context of the French fashion industry. Over the semester, students will learn to sketch clothing for both fashion and theatrical contexts, to render the costumes using appropriate scale, to add color using watercolors, and to communicate with a director or editor, and with clients, vendors, and co-workers about their work both in English and in French.