Middlebury

FREN6679

Contemporary France

France has gone through many changes: European integration, globalization, euro zone crisis. Despite all these changes, France still aspires 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, art trends, etc. These topics will always be studied in their economic and historical context.

Required text:
L’état de la France 2014-2015
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2015 Language Schools

FREN6679A-L15 Lecture

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN6679A-L14 Lecture (Agostini)
FREN6679B-L14 Lecture (Agostini)

Summer 2013

FREN6679A-L13 Lecture (Agostini)
FREN6679B-L13 Lecture (Agostini)

Summer 2012

FREN6679A-L12 Lecture (Agostini)
FREN6679B-L12 Lecture (Agostini)

Summer 2011

FREN6679A-L11 Lecture (Agostini)
FREN6679B-L11 Lecture (Agostini)