France has gone through many changes, european integration, globalization, euro zone crisis. Despite all these changes, France has still the will to play a major role in the world. This role is based on its « soft power », that is to say its cultural and social model. The aim of this course is to give a general outlook of french culture and society in an era of globalization and crisis. We will focus mainly on demography, immigration, social stratification, educational system, religious beliefs, work and leisure, artistical trends, etc.
This course will be pluridisciplinary and we will always study these topics in their economical and historical context.
N.B. Students who choose section A can validate their credits in methodology (equivalent to 6525)."
L'Etat de la France 2013-2014; ISBN 978-2-7071-7637-0; Editions la découverte