ECON 496-1 International Monetary Economics (3 hours)
This course is designed to introduce students to the market mechanisms in use in international trade. The course utilizes simulations and readings to establish the beginnings and development of international trade and market structures since the end of World War II. Fixed and floating trade regimes are examined and the strengths and weaknesses of each is explored.
Taught in English by Dr. Dallas Brozik.
FREN 210-1 Intermediate French Conversation Abroad (3 hours)
An exploration of conversation with practical approaches and useful ways to interact with francophones, including a direct study of Quebec idioms and expressions. French spoken in Quebec has a rich historical background and each area has colorful expressions and accents worth analyzing. It is important to stimulate a clear understanding of regionalized languages to facilitate communication and avoid misconceptions and prejudices. With the use of movies, songs, literature and various cultural documents, students think critically to broaden their perspectives on Francophone culture. Taught in French by Prof. Nicolas Fortin.
FREN 211-1 French Culture Abroad (3 hours)
To appreciate Quebec culture, it is important to visit history starting from New France to its modernity. By exploring literature, television, cinema, music, humor and direct interaction with the historical parts of the city, students can achieve a better understanding of the French heritage in North America. Connections with Acadians and Cajuns prove important in understanding the overall impact of France on the territory. Field trips such as the Plaines d'Abraham, the Old Quebec City district, museums, Montreal and the countryside help to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural bases. Guest lecturers working in business, arts and education are invited to explain their personal perspectives on Quebec cultural, political and economical aspects.
Taught in French by Prof. Nicolas Fortin.
Please note: Some courses are taught in French, others in English- see each individual course description above. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.
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