Arts & Letters-Literature. Littérature francophone de l'Afrique Francophone et des Antilles Françaises A study of representative written passages from various authors of Francophone Africa and the French Antilles. Analysis of various readings in both discussions and compositions. The course also covers the arts, history, and present political situation of the countries studied (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Burkina-Faso, Martinique, and Guadeloupe). An allied class of the minor in Latin American Studies.
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 cité, and the 2018 soccer World Cup. The course is offered entirely in French. Students enrolling in FR 405 must have taken at least one 300-level course in French. Students will complete a research paper on a subject of their choice, and will present on their research in class at a number of junctures throughout the semester. A student cannot take FR 305 if they've already taken FR 405.
An Integrative Learning course where students receive CORE credit in Arts & Letters-Fine Art.
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.