FRENCH 270 - French and Francophone Literature and Culture
Section: 003 Disease & Community
Term: FA 2019
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 235 or RCLANG 320 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better). [note to Registrar's Office: includes F235 student group as prerequisite option].
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
001 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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