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FRENCH 211: French Literary And Interdisciplinary Studies

Topic: Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières): Global Health, Social Justice, and Humanitarian Action


The objective of this course is to provide an overview of MSF (and to some extent other NGOs) working in health crisis situations, including its history, mission, organization, internal management, cultural, political, and ethical challenges.

Taught in English.

Fall 2021: Tu / Th 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm


For more information contact Professor Gilles Bousquet

ITALIAN 452: Italian American Cinema


A Survey of Italian American Film and Television, from the Early Cinema to the present. Films and TV programs engaging with the Italian American Experience will be studied within the cultural, historical, literary and ethnic contexts of North America. Screenings will include The Godfather, Goodfellas, Household Saints, Do the Right Thing, The Sopranos, and others.


Fall 2021: Tu / Th 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

For more information contact Professor Patrick Rumble

Upcoming Events

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FRIT Research Seminars

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Oct 05