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French Studies 230: Colloquia in French Studies: Paris, a Multi-Layered City

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Subject: French
Section 02
CRN: 37986
Hélène Visentin

Spring 2011
M W 1:10 PM-2:30 PM HATFLD 106
Credits: 4

A transition from language courses to more advanced courses in literature and culture. These colloquia develop skills in expository writing and critical thinking in French. Materials studied in the course include novels, films, essays, and cultural documents. Students may receive credit for only one section of FRN 230. Enrollment limited to 16. Basis for the major. Prerequisite: FRN 220, or permission of the instructor.
An exploration of the cultural and urban development of Paris across time and in space with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th century. We will use an interactive digital platform to reconstruct the spaces, both real and imaginary, featured in novels, poetry, short stories, popular songs, visual documents, and maps that have evoked the city throughout its history. Works by Corneille, Maupassant, Baudelaire, Apollinaire, Desnos, Modiano, Vargas, Gavalda. Enrollment limited to 20.