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MFREN 4610 French Cinema

4 hours


This dual-level French skills enhancement course will look at the evolution of French cinema from its origins to today, including the invention of cinema, silent film, films of the Occupation and postwar era, the New Wave, as well as diverse aspects of recent, contemporary French cinema. The viewing of approximately ten feature-length films will be accompanied by critical readings. Students will study important developments in French cinema while also learning terminology and concepts necessary to discuss film.  The course is designed to improve students' vocabulary, oral, and written skills in French. MFREN 4610 meets with MFREN 3610, with differentiated assignment lengths and expectations by level.
Prerequisite(s): MFREN 2020 French Stage 4: Global Connections or permission of the department chair.