Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

ALST 354   Introduction to French Literature: The Francophone World
Pre-Requisites At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

Offers an overview of various bodies of literature written in French outside of France, focusing on five main geographical areas that historically constituted the French empire: the Caribbean, North Africa, West and Central Africa, Asia, and North America. Full texts as well as excerpts from a variety of genres are studied in the context of the history and geography of those regions. Through the exploration of key literary texts, particular attention is given to the effects of colonialism on language, identity, and artistic creation.