France Today: Politics and Society

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Sociology
Political Science
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

Using a thematic approach, this course deals with the question of French identity, encouraging students to engage in and debate key issues that have challenged society in the post-War War II era. To this end, the course examines France’s main political and social institutions, with an eye towards discerning how France’s current society is an heir of its complex history and traditions. The course aims to provide with a deeper understanding of a culture often simplified in traditional media.