Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

FWIS 147 - AMERICA THROUGH FRENCH EYES

Long Title: AMERICA THROUGH FRENCH EYES
Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: The United States has always been a source of fascination -- both attraction and repulsion -- for the French. This studies American culture and identity as revealed by transatlantic encounters with the French. We will study French intellectuals' observations (de Tocqueville, de Beauvoir) as well as images of America in French popular culture (comic strips, films).
Course URL: http://pwc.rice.edu/