Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
FYS - Global Francophone Cultures Introduction
If you have taken one or two years of
high school French or intend to take French during your first semester at St.
Lawrence; you may apply to join a select group of SLU's class of 2017 on a
spring semester study abroad program in Québec, France, and Sénégal. Participants will complete their FYS and
three additional courses while benefitting from the experience of living and
studying in three distinct cultural settings.
Through this program, students who view
global engagement as an important goal of their education will be able to take
advantage of St. Lawrence's tradition of excellence in this area from the very
start of their college career. At the same time, students will receive the
benefit of St. Lawrence's celebrated First-Year Program, nationally recognized
for its success in helping students excel in their first year of college life.
Dr. Margaret Bass, a faculty member in
St. Lawrence's English Department will act as the faculty leader of the program
and will teach the FYS course. Dr. Bass
has taught in the First Year Program on campus, has been selected as the St.
Lawrence Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year on more than one occasion, and served
in administrative positions such as Interim Dean of Students and the Associate
Dean of the Center for Diversity and Social Justice. She has travelled with students to Sapelo
Island, Georgia, Jamaica, and a variety of locations in Europe and North Africa
on a semester long ship-board program. Dr. Bass's research interests are autobiography studies and literatures of
the African Diaspora. Her current research is on the literature and culture of
In addition to Dr. Bass' course, An Ethnographic
Eye, students will
take two courses in French language and conversation and a course that examines
the origins and evolution of la Francophonie, the global community of
French-speaking peoples. (For further
information on courses, please see the Academicspage.)