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

FREN 350 - Contemporary Québec

Québec is uniquely situated in the world: at a crossroads between European and North American cultures, a French-speaking province surrounded by English-speaking nations, and historically both connected and disconnected from its Indigenous peoples. It has also recently been a destination for immigrants and refugees from all over the world. This course examines the distinctive multicultural dimensions of the francophone province of Québec and its interactions with “les autres” (other cultures and peoples), through a study of film and literature published over the past 30 years. Throughout the course, we explore issues of language, identity, exile, and memory to understand the complex negotiations between inhabitants of “la belle province.” Taught in French. Pre-requisite FREN 204 or higher. Counts toward Internationalism gen. ed. Counts toward the French minor or major. Counts as a francophone course for the French major. Prerequisite(s): FREN 204   Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)