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French 2403A & 2143A
French & Francophone Cultures:
The Art & Culture of Quebec

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

French 2403A/2143A for 2011 is one of two half-courses designed to give students a better knowledge and understanding of French Canada, with an emphasis on the province of Quebec.  The course is on a yearly rotation of content.  The course is given entirely in French and consists of lectures incorporating digital slides, internet content and videos.

French 2403 students:  This course is applicable towards the Program Modules offered by the Department of French Studies.

French 2143 students:
  This course is not applicable towards the Program Modules offered by the Department of French Studies. 

For the Fall Term 2011, the topics covered are:

        •    the adaptation and evolution of architecture in Quebec
        •    the influences and innovations which define Quebec sculpture
        •    Quebec painting, from religious and European influences to original Modern and Postmodern Art
        •    the nature and purpose of song and music in Quebec
        •    the importance of dance and the cinema in Quebec
        •    from oral tradition to international recognition: the evolution and diversity of Quebec literature

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, students will be expected to:

•    have a basic understanding of the history and nature of architecture in Quebec,     including identifying some examples     of important landmarks.
•    have a basic understanding and recognition of the original thought and the influences     which define Quebec sculpture and painting, including identifying some examples of     important works.
•    characterize and recognize in general some of the songs, the music, the writers and the     composers which illustrate Quebec’s diverse musical history.
•    recognize in general the importance and the innovations of dance and choreographers     in Quebec.
•    have a basic understanding of the early challenges and the recent rewards of Quebec     films and filmmakers.
•    have a basic understanding of the evolution of Quebec literature, from the oral tradition     to modern works of prose and poetry. 
•    acquire a better understanding of what it is to be Québécois through this society’s     cultural output.



DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS
(subject to change)

Report and Abstract                30%
Midterm Test                    25%
Class Attendance and Participation        10%
Final Exam                    35%

Total:                        100%

COURSE MATERIALS

There are no textbooks or manuals for the course.
All course material is available online.

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