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Fall 2016-2017
* FRE 313 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Contemporary French Civilization

Christy N. Wampole

This conversation- and writing-based course allows students to discuss, analyze, and debate the most important current events and issues in France using articles from Le Monde and other newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, television and radio programs, and blogs. Each week, a different issue will be discussed, including topics such as Islamophobia and radical Islam; far-right nationalism; immigration; France, the E.U. and the U.S.; universalism; family politics; the Francophone world; media, education, the arts, and technology.

Sample reading list:
William Edmiston: Annie Duménil, La France contemporaine
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to read 70 pages per week. Students will write four short papers during the semester, each three pages in length. In addition, students will take three in-class exams and one final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 20%
Other Exam - 30%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisite: a 200-level French course or permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20872 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   2   Enrolled:30 Limit:40
20873 P01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:15 Limit:20
20874 P02 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:15 Limit:20