Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 33%, ES 67%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take EU20011|
To examine the relationship between identity and culture at times of social and political change, to explore the way in which the identities of different social groups are expressed within the economic, political and cultural contexts of contemporary France, to examine elements of the French identity taking into account students' own experience of France and its diversity.
on successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* be familiar with key sociological terminology and different interpretations of social and cultural processes;
* demonstrate a broaden and consolidate knowledge of contemporary French society and Culture;
* discuss topical, social and cultural issues in French.
a)Lectures: Introduction; Identité et culture, nation et nationalisme, Immigration et Ethnicité, une France fragmentée. b) Seminars: Students will examine the social and cultural frameworks for thinking about the question of what it means to be French today. Themes such as heritage, memory, migrations, urban identities, language and culture will be explored. Taught in French. Key Text: David Abbott, Culture and Identity, Hodder & Stoughton, 1998.
PL30029 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies