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FREN401. Trends and Themes in French Cinema

This General Education Integrated Studies course is open to juniors and seniors, with no prior experience with the French language or culture required. French minors may, with advisor consent, include this course in the minor. This course explores dominant features of French cinema, particularly in the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st. Specific topics will change with each offering of the course, with likely themes to include the representation of World War II in French film, the adaptation of great works of French literature into film, cinema by and about women, the French New Wave, or postcolonial cinema of the Francophone world (Europe, Canada, Africa, and Southeast Asia). This Integrated Studies course fulfills a requirement in Section IVB of the General Education Curriculum. Credit, 3 hours. Offered on rotation with FREN 332 and FREN 334.