Contemporary Varieties of French

This course explores different varieties of French and the societies that speak them. Its main objective is to develop awareness and appreciation of the different varieties of French around the world, situating them in their respective contemporary and historical contexts. Students will expand their knowledge on different issues related to French (e.g., globalization of the French language, French minorities, hierarchization of the French varieties, French in contact), and learn about some varieties of French spoken in the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Europe.

Required readings: To be confirmed.

Prerequisites: FREN 353 and one of FREN 353, FREN 225.

Language of instruction: French