Spring 2011 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(MUST-MN)(RMST)
Authors to be read may include (but will not be limited to): Tzevetan Todorov (ON HUMAN DIVERSITY: NATIONALISM, RACISM, AND EXOTICISM IN FRENCH THOUGHT); Gerard Noiriel (THE FRENCH MELTING-POT: IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, AND NATIONAL IDENTITY); Edward Said (ORIENTALISM); Albert Memmi (PORTRAIT OF THE COLONIZER; STRANGERS); Michel Tournier (THE GOLDEN DROPLET); Assia Djebar (STRASBURG NIGHTS); Le Clezio (GOLDEN FISH); two films: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, HATE.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
At least one in class presentation. Two short papers and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only COL majors will be allowed to take this course on a credit/unsatisfactory basis. All others must take this course for a letter grade. Class attendance and active participation are essential to pass this course.
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