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The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

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Title:   Francophone Poetry & Song      

Course Number:      FR 0191A
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

This course will investigate poetry and songs from the Francophone world.  We will listen to the powerful and varied voices of poets and musicians from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, the Caribbean, Quebec, French Polynesia, and Southeast Asia.  Texts will include the works of seminal 20th Century poets, such as Cesaire, Senghor, and Miron, as well as contemporary 21st Century writers.  We will also study poetic expressions in the musical productions of such varied forms as Algerian Rai and Afro-pop; articles will include the band Tarika from Madagascar, Rachin Taha from Algeria, Habib Koite from Mali, and others.  We will examine the roles they played and continue to play in the cultural, social, and political life of the colonial and post-colonial francophone world, as they express such themes as cultural identity, power, racism, pride, loss, freedom, desire, and love, as well as the complex and problematic relationship with France and the French language.  This course is in French.


Instructor: Dept. Staff

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, Jun 30, 2017
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA                     
Status: Cancelled


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