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Paris and Its Representations: Realities and Fantasies
FREN 356
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: COL 256

This course investigates some of the myths and realities of Paris. Starting from an analysis of Paris in late 19th-century novels and paintings, we will explore the shifting perceptions of the city during the 20th century in fiction, poetry, photography, painting and film. We will focus on such themes as the role of history in the structuring of the city, the importance of architecture in the ever-changing social fabric and the recurrent opposition between the city and its suburbs. Students will be asked to attend various screenings and slide presentations.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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