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LTT 150 Language, Culture, Identity

This First Year Seminar is taught in English and will introduce students at Saint Joseph’s University to undergraduate scholarship through substantive readings (both primary and secondary materials), research tasks, critical discussions and cultural experiences outside of class. The focus will be on the Francophone world, moving from the development of French language and culture, and the construction of "Frenchness," through the colonial and post-colonial periods, ending with French-speaking communities as they function in today’s global environment. The ideas of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu will also be studied. Does not normally count for the French Minor or Major. The course is appropriate for students interested in pursuing a minor in Faith-Justice or Africana Studies. Satisfies the GEP diversity overlay requirement.