Contemporary France

La France contemporaine / Contemporary France

(Section A – Methodology ; Section B – Civilization)

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.

Required Text: L'Etat de la France 2011-2012; Editions la découverte, ISBN 978-2-7071-6890-0

N.B Students who choose section A can validate their credits in methodology (equivalent to 6525).
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FREN 6679

All Sections in Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

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