FRIT-F 561: Studies in French Civilization

As a marginal social space disproportionately inhabited by immigrants and minorities, the banlieues surrounding most major French cities have long served as a lightning rod for debates about poverty, (in)equality and critique of state institutions, as well as the weight of race / ethnicity, class, religion (especially Islam), and gender in defining national identity and social citizenship. Using cinema and television as its primary guides, this interdisciplinary course will trace evolving representations of and sociopolitical discourses surrounding the banlieue in France from 1960s through the present, with special emphasis on feature films produced from the mid-1980s through 2020.

This is a hybrid course with synchronous virtual meetings Wednesdays from 3:10-5:10 pm Central / 4:10-6:10 pm Eastern.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II.

Related Courses by Institution
FRIT-F 651 Contemporary France on Film (Summer 2021)
FRIT-F 580 Applied French Linguistics (Fall 2021)
FRIT-F 825 21st/17th Century Francophone Theater (Fall 2021)
FRIT-F 561 Studies in French Civilization (Winter/Spring 2022)
FRIT-F 673 Topics in the Teaching and Learning of French (Summer 2022)
FRIT-F 603 History of the French Language I (Fall 2022)
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Indiana University

Instructor: Brett Bowles

Semester: Winter/Spring 2022 – Full Semester

Dates: 1/10/22 – 5/6/22
Course meets Wednesdays from 3:10-5:10 pm Central / 4:10-6:10 pm Eastern

Format: Online Synchronous

Graduate Credits: 3

Graduate Certificate Available: No

Prerequisites: French fluency, qualified to teach content area