FREN 0230

Introduction to Contemp France

Introduction to Contemporary France
In this interdisciplinary course we will examine the evolving social and political landscape of France in the 21st century. How is French society reconciling contemporary challenges with deeply entrenched institutions and values? How does everyday life reflect the evolution of long-term trends? How are immigration, growing inequalities, and membership in the European Union challenging French identity and the notion of “Frenchness”? We will focus our attention on demography and the family, the educational system, politics, and the French social model or welfare state. Emphasis will be on oral expression and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary. Sources will include articles from the French and American press, documents, and film. This course is recommended for all students planning to study in France. (FREN 0209, 0210 or placement); open to first-semester first-year students with permission.)
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Spring 2025

FREN0230A-S25 Lecture

Fall 2023

FREN0230A-F23 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-F23 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2022

FREN0230A-F22 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2021

FREN0230A-S21 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2020

FREN0230A-S20 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2019

FREN0230A-F19 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2019

FREN0230A-S19 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2018

FREN0230A-F18 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2018

FREN0230A-S18 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2017

FREN0230A-F17 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2017

FREN0230A-S17 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2016

FREN0230A-F16 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2016

FREN0230A-S16 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S16 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230C-S16 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230D-S16 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2015

FREN0230A-F15 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2015

FREN0230A-S15 Lecture (Schwartz)

Fall 2014

FREN0230A-F14 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2014

FREN0230A-S14 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S14 Lecture (Schwartz)

Fall 2013

FREN0230A-F13 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F13 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2013

FREN0230A-S13 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S13 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2012

FREN0230A-F12 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F12 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2012

FREN0230A-S12 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S12 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2011

FREN0230A-F11 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F11 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2011

FREN0230A-S11 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2010

FREN0230A-F10 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-F10 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2010

FREN0230A-S10 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-S10 Lecture (Ladimer)

Fall 2009

FREN0230A-F09 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F09 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2009

FREN0230A-S09 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S09 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Fall 2008

FREN0230A-F08 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F08 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2008

FREN0230A-S08 Lecture (Ladimer)
FREN0230B-S08 Lecture (Ladimer)

Fall 2007

FREN0230A-F07 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F07 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2007

FREN0230A-S07 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-S07 Lecture (Schwartz)

Fall 2006

FREN0230A-F06 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-F06 Lecture (Schwartz)

Spring 2006

FREN0230A-S06 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-S06 Lecture (Schwartz)

Fall 2005

FREN0230A-F05 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)
FREN0230B-F05 Lecture (Poulin-Deltour)

Spring 2005

FREN0230A-S05 Lecture (Le Moign-Nellis)
FREN0230B-S05 Lecture (Le Moign-Nellis)

Fall 2004

FREN0230A-F04 Lecture (Le Moign-Nellis)
FREN0230B-F04 Lecture (Ladimer)

Spring 2004

FREN0230A-S04 Lecture (Schwartz)
FREN0230B-S04 Lecture (Schwartz)

Fall 2003

FREN0230A-F03 Lecture (Knox)
FREN0230B-F03 Lecture (Knox)
FREN0230W-F03 Drill 1
FREN0230Y-F03 Drill 1
FREN0230Z-F03 Drill 1