La France Actuelle (3 CR)

FRIT-F 364 — Spring 2024

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Brett Bowles
AC C118
Days and Times
TuTh 11:30a-12:45p
Course Description

Prerequisite: FRIT-F 300 or FRIT-S 300

Taught entirely in French, this course offers an introduction to twentieth and twenty-first century French society, politics, and contested national identity in a global and trans-Atlantic perspective, with special emphasis on comparison with the United States. After covering basic notions of history, geography, and national culture, we will focus on the place of various minority groups, their often unequal status, and their struggle to achieve equality in French society. Topics addressed will include the legacy of colonialism, immigration, racism / civil rights, secularism / religion (especially Islam), persistent forms of class and gender inequality, health care, public education, the Macron presidency, France’s place in the European Union, and the redistribution of wealth through taxation.

COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit

FRIT-F 364   #30911    11:30A-12:45P          TuTh         AC C118          Bowles B

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