Jun 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 225 - France and the Challenge of Globalization 3 s.h.

This course will allow students to analyze the impact of globalization on France. The French narrative of universalism has become an unreachable fantasy of homogeneity, and has created an internal contradiction between integration and repression, as it only offers assimilation or segregation to immigrants and refugees, scapegoating the absolute others whose behavior and culture cannot match the model. While immigration, had provided the cheap labor necessary for postwar industrial reconstruction, it had become a “social problem.” This course, taught in English, will introduce students to a deep understanding of the global, national, and local processes that shape the evolution of French culture into the XXIst century. A-E only. Offered every two years.