These are the courses that have been approved for international studies major in the past and for the current and coming semester. We have also included language courses and certain relevant lower-division courses in the list. You can refine your search by selecting a term, region, theme, instructor, and/or meeting time to the left. You can also refine the list on the fly by clicking directly on an instructor's name, a schedule, or a Croft region or theme. The selectors currently refining your search will appear below and can be cleared if you click on them. Note that this listing is subject to change, and where it conflicts with what is shown on my.olemiss, the information on my.olemiss is correct. If you are not an international studies major or minor and would like to request permission to take an Inst 300-level class, use our Inst 300-level interest form.
In this course we will study major literary works of eighteenth-century France, including
Montesquieu's Lettres persanes, Graffigny's Lettres d'une Péruvienne, Voltaire's Candide,
and Rousseau's Discours sur l'origine de l'inégalité. In our discussions of these texts, we will learn about eighteenth-century debates on government, social class, religion,
colonialism, and the role of women in society. We will also explore digital resources like
the Mapping the Republic of Letters project and the Newberry collection of French
This course will focus on studying and analyzing the various understandings we have of the notion of “Environment,” as it is portrayed in and by literature. To that effect, we will read texts from different centuries and genres, all providing crucial insights on the
ways space, nature and ecology are being discussed in French and Francophone
cultures. Finally, and most importantly, we will ask what the role of literature is in better
understanding the (human and non-human) world that surrounds us.
This course will introduce students to the principles and practice of translation from
French into English and English into French. We will engage in a contrastive analysis of
English and French, a review of advanced French grammar, general text analysis, and a
survey of various methods and strategies to identify and resolve different translation
problems. Students will become familiar with the theories of translation that have
developed over time while also working through translations of their own. The primary text for the course will be Kerry Lappin-Fortin.