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French Cultural Studies Concentration

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

Choose one course from the following:

Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Focuses on the varied cultures and regions of France. Travel begins in Paris and continues to other historically and culturally significant regions of the country. Includes visits to nearby Francophone regions.

Unit(s): 3

FREN/
This interdisciplinary travel course (World Languages and CulturesHistory) examines the history and diverse cultural memory of the First and Second World Wars in Britain France and Belgium. While gaining firsthand experience of contemporary culture and society in theses western European nations the class will focus on specific sites of memory and history of these conflicts including London Paris Normandy the Somme Verdun and southern Belgium. Studying both literature and historical documents students will gain an intimate knowledge of the landscapes experiences and legacies of the world wars within the discreet cultural contexts of Britain France and Belgium. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General Education world cultures 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3300

Unit(s): 3

A survey of French thought drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110

Unit(s): 3

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Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

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Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

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Study of specific topics related to the French language culture and civilization. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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Study of specific topics related to Fine Arts including theatre visual arts cinema and music. The course considers the development of the idea of being modern and living a modern life springing from Baudelaires essay of art criticism The Painter of Modern Life (Le peintre de la vie moderne). This course may count toward a French majorminorconcentration with completion of appropriate requirements to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Choose a relevant, advisor approved course in Cultural Studies, or an additional French Literature, Culture elective or May Term course. Course choices may include FREN 305 Paris and the Provinces; FREN 307 Cultural Memory of the World Wars: Britain, France and Belgium; FREN 308 Francophone Cultural Studies; HIST 385 Topics in French History; COMM 334 Intercultural Communications; SOC 301 Classical Social Theory; and SOC 302W Contemporary Social Theory.

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Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Division Head
540-828-5654
hhayes@bridgewater.edu