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FREN 320: Legacies of the French Colonial Empire

Term:

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

This course will explore the development and eventual demise of the French Colonial Empire and the political, economic, and social legacies that continue to shape metropolitan France and the francophone world. Addressing broad questions of cultural exchange, postcolonial identities, and the diversity of the francophone world, it will take varied thematic approaches and regional focuses (such as North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Quebec, Louisiana). These themes and regions will be studied through various media such as music, film, literature, and historical texts.

Prerequisites: Literary Analysis Through Written Expression,