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MLL 323 - Francophone Culture and Civilization through Cinema


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
French culture through French and Francophone films illustrating artistic, political, social, and philosophical schools, to offer a better understanding of a variety of cultures from Francophone countries around the world and analysis of cultural differences.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better; and MLL 222.
Equivalent Quarter Course: MLL 3130.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. The intensive practice of activities that constantly challenge students’ intellectual abilities, learning methods, thought processes, value systems, and cultural contexts will contribute to educate a group of human beings who will be ready to adapt to challenging cultural contexts throughout their lives and thus to participate in and contribute to an ever-changing democratic world.
  2. Specialists and non-specialists alike will acquire a set of knowledge and analytical tools that will enable them to become citizens of the University, and the world at large by learning about, writing about, analyzing, and discussing in an open and respectful manner, a wide variety of cultures and cultural contexts and sets of values that might not be part of their own heritage. 
  3. They will also acquire technical tools such as vocabulary, grammar, essay-writing, analytical reading, communicative-based exercises, socio-cultural and historical background that will enable them to develop and/or sharpen their intellectual curiosity. 
  4. The acquisition of such knowledge and skills will create a solid basis upon which lifelong good learning habits can grow by providing the perfect insightful environment for inquisitive minds. 
  5. The intensive practice of activities that constantly challenge students’ intellectual abilities, learning methods, thought processes, value systems, and cultural contexts will contribute to educate a group of human beings who will be ready to adapt to challenging cultural contexts throughout their lives and thus to participate in and contribute to an ever-changing democratic world.
  6. Students should be able to think critically and creatively and apply analytical reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems.
  7. Critical thinking is the ability to comprehensively explore issues, texts, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  8. Students should be able to express themselves in the written language with a fair amount of sophistication, integrating research information into written assignments while giving adequate credit to the sources of information used


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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