French 2407A/2147A French & Francophone Cultures: La Francophonie


Course description:

This course is an introduction to the cultures and civilizations of some francophone regions.  After a presentation of the very concept of La Francophonie (origin, meaning and institution), there will be readings and discussions on selected cultural and historical topics about Francophone African countries, the Maghreb and the Antilles. As a supplement to the course’s textbook, articles, films, and audio-visual material will be used. Students are pursuing a French module will be have to be registered in Fre 2407A. The others will have to register in Fre 2147A and will be to write their tests and assignments in English. There will be more reading material on Sakai.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, students will:
•    get a general picture of Francophone cultures and civilizations. 
•    have a good understanding  and appreciation of the geo-political and institutional aspects of La Francophonie.

Evaluation :
Devoirs (2):                 10%
Test (2)                       20%
Participation:                15%
Projet                          15%
Présentation orale:       10%
Examen final                30%

Total :        100%

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