French Arts and Media

2020 ~ Present | Atlanta Global Center


Will return Fall 2022


Students will be asked to produce a research project or creative project on a topic related to French Arts and Media, broadly defined. This could be a research article to be published in a scholary journal, a translation of a French short story or short essay, an analysis of French & Francophone films, a short documentary on social movements in France, etc. Transnational/comparative projects are welcome. Are also welcome students who want to do creative work such as graphic novels and photography.

Students will also apply their findings to expanding global education at Georgia Tech by engaging in program development in the School of Modern Languages. Team members will participate in all aspects of background research and multimedia/creative production


    To foster transnational and interdisciplinary research of French Arts and Media at Tech.

    To make concrete and visible contributions to the study of French Arts and Media in the form of research projects, videos, online portfolios, databases, websites, podcasts, public presentations, etc.

For Fall 2020: The students can choose to enroll in my FREN 4246 "French and Francophone Films and Media" or FREN 4250 "Reading Les Miserables" or FREN4500 "Capstone: Intercultural Seminar"; all are 3-credit courses.

For those students who plan to earn 1-2 credits, we will meet 1-2 credit hours each week.


Issues Involved or Addressed

Students will learn Humanities Technical Skills: archive research, curation and development; media production; applied understanding of equity and access, race, gender, sexuality, politics, and socioeconomic factors; presentation in oral, web, written, and pedagogical forms; submission for publication in academic journals.

Methods and Technologies

  • Media Production
  • Content Analysis
  • Research-based argumentation, writing, and presentation
  • Translation
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Audio-video storytelling
  • Surveys
  • Podcasts
  • Blogging

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Global Development
  • IT Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Computational Media
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS asynchronous, case-by-case
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous, case-by-case
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Construction and Facility Management
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology
  • Urban Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Logistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Robotics
  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Chinese
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • Economics and International Affairs
  • French
  • German
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages
  • Global Media and Cultures
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Music
  • Pre-Law
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Background/interest and passion for the humanities and arts, e.g. writing, communication, literature, art history, performance, global studies, French language, close reading, education.

Experience with or willingness to learn media studies, media production, cultural studies, film production, literary analysis.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Swann 225
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. Stephanie Boulard
  • Modern Languages

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Atlanta Global Center