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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 341 - The Francophone Caribbean Islands

This course is an Introduction to the visual, musical, literary, philosophical, religious, linguistic, and historical cultures of the francophone Caribbean, especially the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti, from their colonization to the contemporary period. It explores their commonalities and differences, the richness of their respective cultures, and the diverse challenges they face, whether social, political, or environmental (such as the 2010 earthquake and its consequences in Haiti and the climatic changes affecting the smaller Antillean islands from an oceanic perspective). Through the study of a diverse material including graphic novels, we will explore the islands and listen to their diverse voices, ancient and new, from the sea and the mountains. The course is taught in French as a seminar, with a mix of presentations, short written assignments and digital individual or group projects. It counts for the French Major and Minor. Prerequisite(s): FREN 204  or higher Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)