ONLINE: We will examine Francophone culture through selected written texts, writers, artists, visual representations (films, documentaries, photographs), artifacts and related activities. The course constitutes an introduction to characteristics of the cultures and civilizations outside of France using the French language due to the colonial exploits of France. Students will explore the French influence in West Africa; the diversity of Caribbean cultures; Francophone communities in North America including Quebec; Francophone cultures in Asia, with a focus on Vietnam; and North African immigrants living in France. Our objective is to illustrate the importance of Francophone cultures and how these cultures have significance for the human experience that transcends geographic subjectivity. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 14.