FREN2041

Cultural icons in France

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

2nd semester

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

FREN2001. French II.1 or FREN2002. French II.2

Description

Elective Course

This course is intended for students in French with an intermediate level of proficiency in the language. It is designed to enhance core competencies and skills in spoken and written French while exploring society and culture. Through analyses, readings, discussions and lectures, participants will reflect critically on a range of cultural icons that play an essential role in shaping today’s French collective identity. People, artefacts, signs, objects, rituals and events belonging to the high and popular culture and shared by French people will be studied. While the interrelations between those symbolic figures will emerge, the concept of “cultural grammar” will be introduced, enabling students to develop a more holistic understanding of French culture and acquire new tools to reflect on their own culture. All the materials used in this course will be in French.

Professor:

Guerillot, Benoit Gilles

Guerillot, Benoit Gilles

Assistant Lecturer