FRENCH 270 - French and Francophone Literature and Culture
Section: 003 Disease & Community
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 235 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What is health? How do we define illness? Are these only personal matters or do they somehow concern the ways on which we associate with others? In this course, we will look at how diseases not only have a long scientific history but have also been entangled in issues of culture and representation. Reading texts from different historical moments, we will try to address the following questions: How have we thought of health and illness? What is normal? What is deviant? What are the links that tie medicine and literature together? How do we use metaphors in order to make sense of our reality? How has science been mobilized to produce modern notions of race and sexuality? If a disease may be used to exclude people, can it also be used to form communities? If so, how and for what purpose?

Class Format:

The course is conducted in French.

FRENCH 270 - French and Francophone Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
P
29523
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
31055
Open
18
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
P
31088
Open
18
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
P
31130
Open
18
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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