This course will be devoted to the French thinkers who have exercised a decisive influence on world literature and societies because of the quality or originality of their literary works. Writers and topics covered may include Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s theories on the origins of civil society, Simone de Beauvoir’s exploration of gender, Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonialism from the perspective of the colonized, and the works of more recent writers such as Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault.
Dr. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite has taught in Norway, Japan, India, and the United States. She has published many academic articles, as well as five books on language, culture, and human rights in education. She is fluent in French, English, Norwegian, Japanese, and Berber.
Note: Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presidents' Day Holidays, this class begins Monday, January 28 and ends Monday, March 11.