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Current Events and Contemporary France -FREN 302-F

Professor: Sophia Khadraoui Fortune
Credits: 4

A conversation and composition class on current events and contemporary themes in France and the Francophone world. The course seeks to enhance oral fluency through class discussions, debates, oral presentations on recent topics in the French media. Written practice through media analysis, press reviews, and short papers. With a community-based-learning component, students, paired with a student from a local educational institution, are also able to exchange their views, from their own cultural perspectives, on different contemporary themes (media, immigration, family, education, etc.) covered in class. Exposed to larger linguistic and cultural issues from our global world, students are able to develop an intercultural communicative competency in a cross-cultural community-based-learning context while growing a greater awareness and deeper appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or FREN 281 or equivalent.

Attributes: CLA-Off Campus Experience, CLA-Community Based Learning, CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Writing Intensive

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:25 – 11:40 AM

(CRN: 10148): FREN 302-F

About CBL Courses

CBL classes foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world by working with off-campus community organizations. They seek to benefit their partner organizations and our shared community by addressing a need or strengthening a capacity that serves the common good. In a CBL course, you apply what you learn to real-world problems, providing a “mini-internship” that gives you the opportunity for career exploration, experience working in diverse communities, and the chance to help build your professional network.