This survey of French and Francophone cinema examines the history of the medium from its origins through some of its more recent trends, focusing on its socially or aesthetically activist tendencies. Students will learn to master basic film vocabulary and analysis. Directors studied may include Georges Méliès, René Clair, Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Tati, and Agnès Varda. There will be an optional extra session for group film viewing. Films will be on reserve in Olin. Prereq: French 307D. Taught in French.