Understanding French Civ
THIS COURSE TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS
This course is designed for students to deepen their knowledge of France through a thorough analysis of what is meant by ‘French Civilization’. The workshop means to bring to light the main components of ‘Francité’ (Frenchness) in order to understand from inside how French society functions; using an interdisciplinary approach interconnecting cultural history, intercultural studies, sociology and anthropology, the course will highlight key patterns such as Hexagon, citizenship, national unity or the State (‘l’Etat’) with the aim of deciphering the complex framework of relationships that organize the so-called ‘French model’. The course is therefore intended to provide students with a better understanding of French past and current political characteristics, economic challenges, social issues and cultural assets.