Francophone Literature

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Francophone Literature

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French, French Culture, Literature

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate, Advanced, Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The organization of the lecture of French Literature follows a path from the Middle Ages to the modern day with a number of discussions on specific authors, but in insisting upon the genres, the works and their major themes. Readings of texts and use of reference materials is advised. This wide range of material is given with the goal of giving students precise basic knowledge against a chronological background, and, starting with that, to enable them to search other works, contextualize them, and to have some critical tools with which to appreciate the works.

    Session 1 The word Francophonie. History. Definition
    Session 2 What is the Francophonie?
    Session 3 The role of the French language in the twenty-first century
    Session 4 The Francophone Geography
    Session 5 The French language is a space of freedom
    Session 6 The Francophonie in the world (Examples: Mediterranean, Quebec, Africa, Europe)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.