This course will examine the immigration experience and subsequent
lifestyles of the present-day Franco-American woman and her cultural ancestors.
Following their immigration from France to New France, Canada, and across
the border into the United States, through reading of literature and discussion,
the class participants will become informed of the historical and cultural
implications for the women immigrants and the definition they imparted
to the culture through their contributions from the 1600s to the present.
These women braved the new worlds of the wilderness, farmlands and the
industrial settings to help establish the French culture as we know it
today on the North American continent. In addition, to the readings,
this course will use film, slide presentations, guests lecturers, and music
to examine the artifacts, crafts, rituals, folklore and more of the daily
lives of the women following their ocean and border crossing as the route
to discovering the meaning of their lives.
This course will be offered
as an internet web course.
The web course format means that anyone
with access to the internet can take this course.
No matter where you are located.
For more information, please
contact the following web sites:
UMaine Continuing and Distance Education
"Search for courses"
University of Maine
For the cross listing of this course either as a
Franco-American Studies Course (FAS 230)
or as a Women's Studies Course (WST 235).
About the Instructor
courses which Côté Robbins is teaching
To raise awareness of the Franco-American women's contributions
the Franco-American women's course syllabus is listed on:
Syllabi on the Web for Women- and Gender-Related Courses
under "History" at
Women's Studies: UMBC and Beyond
University of Maryland Baltimore County