French Beyond France
Broadens the study of French to other areas of the world in which French is spoken: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Quebec and Indochina. Students will learn about the history of the imperial project that resulted in the preponderance of French in the world, then study areas of "la Francophonie," including works of art, literature and film.
Topics in Hispanic Cinema
Presents issues of culture and history from the Spanish-speaking world through close analysis and discussion of films of major directors. Topics will cover such themes as the Spanish Civil War, visions of rural and urban life, artistic production, poverty and its consequences, fantasy in film, and gender representations on screen.
Examines the history of Italian culture and civilization through a survey of visual arts, music and literature. Students will first study the historical background that serves as a context for contemporary Italian culture, before moving on to current events in Italy.