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FREN 3300 The French and the Peoples of America (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

From the early modern period to the present, letters, travel accounts, engravings, essays and narrative fiction have borne witness to attempts of the French to understand peoples different from themselves in the Americas. We will explore issues of cultural diversity and commonality as we analyze accounts of their encounters with Native Americans, descendants of African slaves, Colonial Boston's Puritans, New Yorkers of the 1940s, and New England's university students, politicians, and writers. Students will also work on topics of French grammar through guided exercises.


Instructor(s): Jeff Flagg

Prerequisites: Four years of high school French or FREN2210

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in French
Elective for French major or minor
Fulfills A&S Literature & Cultural Diversity Core requirement


Last Updated: 22-Jan-15