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Washington and Lee University    
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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FREN 397 - Séminaire avancé

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Three courses in French at the 200 level. The in-depth study of a topic in French literature and/or civilization. Recent offerings include: La Littérature francophone du Maghreb; La littérature Beure; La France sous l'occupation; Les femmes et l'écriture au XVIIe siècle; Les écrivains du XXe siècle et la diversité culturelle; L'affaire Dreyfus. Students are encouraged to use this course for the development of a personal project. May be repeated for degree credit when the topics are different.

Winter 2018, FREN 397-01: Séminaire Avancé: France Under Nazi Occupation (3). Prerequisite: 3 courses in French at the 200 level or equivalent or instructor consent. A close examination of life in France under Nazi occupation (1940-44), through documents, texts, songs and films, and of its effect on memory, institutions, political life, and French arts. Students study documents and analyses, alone and in groups, reflect on the ethical and strategic choices facing the authorities and individual citizens, and confront their interpretations in class discussions. Continued development of skills in hearing, oral expression, reading, and writing. (HL) Frégnac-Clave.


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