Course Description

Course Name

Song: the Soundtrack of our Lives

Session: VPRS1121

Hours & Credits

15 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (or six quarters) at the college level.

High Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (or eight quarters) at the college level.

Superior

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of 2 upper-division college level courses at their home university in the U.S.

Beginning

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of two semesters (or three quarters) at the college level.

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Summary: This lecture proposes to show how the song, through its themes, its figures and its evolution, is at the same time a popular art and which can touch all of us for different reasons.

Program by session:

1- Definition of the song

2- The image of the woman in the song

3- The song and we

4- Three important names: Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré

5- Panorama of the song today

6- The song, not so simple!

7- A tour of France in song

8- The slam

9- Song and humor

10- Meeting with artists

11 - Examination
objectives
- To give a precise, vast and varied knowledge of the song, in its nuances and its diversity
- Allow students, through this expression, to better understand certain aspects of French society
- To walk virtually, through places and times, through the universes and generations of artists


Pedagogical approach


Preferred supports
During the conference:
Each session will be interspersed with listening songs.

After the session: Possible return by the students on the songs, in order to acquire vocabulary as well as knowledge.

*Course content subject to change