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FREN-436 Interpreting Contemporary French Culture: Intercultural Perspectives on French Attitudes and Values
  • Terrio, Susan
  • An intercultural course designed to examine salient structures, practices, and value systems in France. The chief focus is on socio-cultural continuity through time, les permanences; the context is contemporary metropolitan France; the "content" is the making of a unified culture out of a fragmented nation. Forces of diversity and conflict include regional variation and ethnic traditions, generational perspectives, gender, class, and immigrant minorities. Forces of unity include the State and religion, as well as attitudes toward intellectual life, language, money, time, social space, pleasure, friendship, love, and power. A comparative analysis of an original French film and its American remake (e.g., Trois Hommes et un Couffin and Three Men and a Baby) will assist in illustrating major course themes. This course fulfills the upper-division culture requirement for the French major.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: FREN 151 and 1 course between FREN 161-262, or FREN 250 and FREN 251, or instructor's permission
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