French Studies

Alliance Française Summer Scholarship - The Leonardon-Magne Scholarship Program

$3,000 for summer study in France

Eligibility:
1. Only sophomores and juniors with two years of college French.
2. Students with a French-born parent are not eligible.
3. Students must express intention of taking at least one French course the fall after their return from France.
4. Students who have already studied in France are not eligible.

France - America: Image and Exchange

Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

This undergraduate course analyzes French and American culture and identity through transatlantic encounters. We study French intellectuals (Tocqueville, Beauvoir, Baudrillard) who traveled to the US, and images of America in French novels, comic strips, films. We also examine American gazes toward the French.

Introduction to Cinema in French

Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

Introduction To Cinema In French -- In France and the French-speaking world (especially Africa): both the canon of "auteurs" of "high culture" and commercial "mere entertainment." Discussion of this distinction, and introduction to critical and theoretical discourse in film studies.

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