TrocaderoBanner

FRENCH 4107

AFRICAN DIASPORAS IN FRANCE

Course description

This course will focus on Sub-Saharan African Diasporas in France. Students will get acquainted with the history of colonization/decolonization in French-speaking Africa.  The course will focus on immigration from Africa to France. Essays and documents in the field of Social Sciences will be examined in order to better understand the relationship between skin color and identity in France and the ways in which they contribute to the production of dynamic sub-cultures and solidarities. This is an interdisciplinary course based on a cultural studies approach. The course will be taught in French.  3 credits. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or equivalent level.

Grading

Participation : 15%
In-class work (collected via google docs) : 27%
Quizzes: 21%
Exams : 30%
Final project : 7%

  • EXAM 1: 02/11
  • EXAM 2: 03/13
  • EXAM 3: 04/19
  • FINAL: 05/03, due no later than 2:20PM

Calendar 

PART 1 OF 3

Classes 1-14

  • Marie NDiaye, Les Soeurs
  • Pap Ndiaye, La Condition noire
  • Fatou Diome, Le Ventre de l'Atlantique

Class 15: February 11

EXAM 1

 

PART 2 OF 3

Classes 16-27

  • Abderrahmane Sissako, Heremakono
  • Marie NDiaye, Trois Femmes puissantes
  • Calixthe Beyala, Comment cuisiner son mari à l'africaine
  • Pap Ndiaye, La Condition noire

Class 28: March 13

EXAM 2

 

PART 3 OF 3

Classes 29-40

  • Pap Ndiaye, La Condition noire
  • Alain Mabanckou, Demain j’aurai 20 ans
  • Alain Mabanckou, Le Sanglot de l'homme noir

Class 41: April 19

EXAM 3

Classes 42-44

  • To be announced

 

FINAL EXAM WEEK

FINAL PROJECT is due at 2:20PM on Friday May 3rd

 

Dr. Cottille-Foley, 215 Swann, School of Modern Languages