FRE 165-1. 20th Century French Culture Through Literature & Film (FYS) 
Believe it or not, there’s much more to France than baguettes, berets, and the Eiffel Tower. It’s a country that has spread its language to nearly every continent; that has produced internationally renowned scientists, artists, and philosophers; and whose citizens were key to the development of both the bicycle and the European Union. During the twentieth century, France lost many of its colonies; went through three different constitutions and Republics; and hosted and won the 1998 FIFA World Cup with a team that supposedly represented a new, diverse France. Through various fictional and non-fiction texts and films--as well as other media--this course will introduce you to selected topics in twentieth-century French culture. These topics may include sports, immigration, existentialism, and/or négritude, among others. Together, we will read, write, think about, and discuss what it has meant to be French over the last century or so, how these definitions have shifted over time, and what sorts of events and movements have shaped these ideas about identities and cultures. (FYS) WINES

FRE 366-1. Advanced Topic: Beyond the Hexagon: France and the Maghreb
Adopting a general chronological framework, this advanced-level French cultural studies course will examine how the historical relationship between the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) and France has been reflected, mediated and challenged by cultural texts produced by those with a personal stake in this relationship. Through the lenses of painting, photography, literature and film, we will study a variety of cultural artifacts which represent and give voice to the experiences of different groups, ranging from elite French painters of Orientalist art to the pied noir settler community in colonial Algeria to present-day French citizens who are descendants of Mahgrebin immigrants. Focusing on historical points of conflict such as the French colonial conquest of the Maghreb, the French-Algerian War of 1954-62 and other, more recent events, we will explore the ways in which artistic expression has served to mediate (and/or exacerbate) conflict and promote (or inhibit) cross-cultural understanding. Taught in French, with some readings in English. May be taken as an alternative to FRE 303 to satisfy French major/minor requirements. (Humanities) BATY