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FREN3485

Young People and Politics

N.B. This course will be offered from June 30 to July 22, 2 hours a day

Youth is an intensive period of transaction during which individuals, in different ways, will enter adulthood and discover politics. Young people have to negotiate with their primary socialization, and especially with their family legacy, to make their own choices and to appropriate specific attitudes, behaviours and roles in this field. First of all, this course will give the opportunity to better understand this process and to study political identity during this period of life. Are young people in politics so different from their elders? Can we observe some generational characteristics? Are all young people politically similar? This course will also explore the different forms of politicization among the young. Are they interested? Do they vote and how do they vote? Are they engaged and how are they engaged? Lastly, working with different data, surveys and studies, this course will offer an overview of French political life today.

Required Text:
Anne Muxel, Avoir 20 ans en politique. Les enfants du désenchantement, Paris, Seuil, 2010, ISBN 978.2.02.100.252.2
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2014

FREN3485A-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

FREN3485A-L13 Lecture (Muxel)

Summer 2012

FREN3485A-L12 Lecture (Muxel)

Summer 2011

FREN3485A-L11 Lecture (Muxel)

Summer 2010

FREN3485A-L10 Lecture (Muxel)

Summer 2009

FREN3485A-L09 Lecture (Muxel)

Summer 2008

FREN3485A-L08 Lecture (Muxel)