FRENCH 325S: Global Displacement: Voix Francophones

Fall 2020

Instructor: Deborah Reisinger

This course explores the global migration and resettlement of Francophone refugees. Through historical, political and literary perspectives, students will examine the current state of refugees and asylum seekers in Western host societies, with a particular focus on Central African refugees in North America.

Students will also consider the ethics and politics of listening to and speaking for other communities. In an effort to better understand these issues, this is a service learning course and features a community-based component that engages students with the Francophone refugee community in Durham. Students will participate in 20 hours of service over the course of the semester in a variety of settings that range from ESL tutoring to home-health visits to cultural activities aimed to introduce new arrivals to the Duke and Durham community.

Class meetings will be conducted entirely in French.

Recommended prerequisite: One French course at the 300-level or equivalent

Cross-listings
  • ICS 332
  • GLHLTH 325S
  • RIGHTS 325S
Curriculum Codes

CCI, CZ, EI, FL, SS