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Negotiating French Identity II: Migration and Identity in Contemporary France
FREN 305
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 307

With the largest minority in France being of Maghrebi origin, Islam has become the second largest religion in France today. What are the repercussions of this phenomenon for French identity? How did French society understand its identity and regard foreigners in the past? What do members of the growing Franco-Maghrebi community add to the on-going dialogue surrounding France's Republican and secular identity? This course will analyze the recent attempts at redefining French identity through a study of literary texts, films, and media coverage of important societal debates (the Scarf Affair, French immigration laws, the Algerian war). Readings, discussions, and papers in French.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will interpret, speak and write about texts in French written by and about the French community of North African (mostly Arabo-Islamic) origins. Students will reflect upon the concept of multiculturalism and the place of Islam in France.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MUST-MN)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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