21F.311 Introduction to French Culture

Class Info

Examines major social and political trends, events, debates and personalities which help place various aspects of contemporary French culture in their historical perspective. Topics include the heritage of the French Revolution, the growth and consequences of colonialism, the role of intellectuals in public debates, the impact of the Occupation, the modernization of the economy and of social structures. Also studied are the sources and meanings of national symbols, monuments, myths and manifestoes. Documents include fiction, films, essays, newspaper articles, and television shows. Recommended for students planning to study abroad. Taught in French.

This class has 21F.304, and 21F.374 as prerequisites.

21F.311 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Clark.

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

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.311 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21F.311 Class Site site.

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