FREN 6679

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
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 6 Week Session

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6679A-L15 Lecture (Agostini)