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Francophone Uses of America in Literature and Film
COL 226
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: FIST 286, FRST 226

Whether conspicuous or faint, references to America are often present in Francophone films and literatures. This course will explore and analyze some of the many references to America in Francophone arts (literature and film) to try to understand the complex relationship that many Francophone regions have with American culture. How does Francophone art represent America? What is represented, and to what end? What do these representations say about how different Francophone regions (France, Belgium, the Caribbean) view the United States? Are references to America a by-product of the Americanization of Francophone cultures or an innocent cultural reference?

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
interpretation to the acquisition of knowledge and understanding. Students are
encouraged to develop their own interpretive skills as well as to analyze and evaluate
approaches to interpretation employed by texts and other materials used in the class.
Interpretation courses will emphasize one or more of the following features:
A critical and practical engagement with analytical tools that enable interpretation
An exploration of competing or complementary interpretations, and criteria for
evaluating them
Training in the effective presentation of interpretations in a variety of formats,
including writing, speech, images, and analyses
The study of formal and informal modes or traditions of interpretation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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