Courses: Directions de la France contemporaine (FRENH105B01)

Spring 2011

An examination of contemporary society in France and Francophone cultures as portrayed in recent documents and film. Emphasizing the tension in contemporary French-speaking societies between tradition and change, the course focuses on subjects such as family structures and the changing role of women, cultural and linguistic identity, anincreasingly multiracial society, the individual and institutions (religious, political, educational), and les loisirs. In addition to the basic text and review of grammar, readings are chosen from newspapers, contemporary literary texts, magazines, and they are complemented by video materials.

Prerequisites: French 005, 101, or 103.

Fulfills: HU III


French (Web site)

Taught By

Duane Kight (Profile)


Haverford, Stokes 119

Meeting Times

MWF 11:30-12:30