21F.053 Understanding Contemporary French Politics


Class Info

Examines the changes in contemporary French society through the study of political debates, reforms and institutions since 1958. Analyzes the deep influence of politics on cultural and social life, despite a decline in political participation. Revisits public controversies and political cleavages, from the Algerian war to postcolonial issues, from the birth of the European Union to the recent financial crisis, and from the moral "revolution" of the seventies to the recognition of new families. Course taught in English. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.053 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by B. Perreau.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.053 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Understanding Contemporary French Politics site.

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