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French 320 A: French Language And Cultural Identity

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SAV 138
SLN: 
15278
Instructor:
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Maya Angela Eipe Smith

Syllabus Description:

This course explores the French language as social practice in which speakers’ notions of identity influence how they use and relate to language and in which language bears on conceptions of personal, cultural, and national identity. Interdisciplinary in nature, this course borrows from different fields, most notably linguistics, philosophy, and French cultural studies. The aim of the course is to inform students of the social aspects of the evolution of the French language, highlight the dynamic relationship between language and identity, and present a detailed picture of linguistic and cultural diversity in the Francophone world. Students will read texts in English and will learn how to produce original work in different academic genres including response papers, research paper, and an oral/visual presentation.

Catalog Description: 
Explores the French language as social practice. Students learn of the social aspect of the evolution of the French language, the dynamic relationship between language and identity, and the linguistic and cultural diversity in the Francophone world. Texts in English. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 103 or FRENCH 134.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 10:31pm
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