Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

21F.053: Understanding Contemporary French Politics (NEW)

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Examines the changes in contemporary French society through the study of political debates, reforms and institutions since 1958. Analyzes the deep influence of politics on cultural and social life, despite a decline in political participation. Revisits public controversies and political cleavages, from the Algerian war to postcolonial issues, from the birth of the European Union to the recent financial crisis, and from the moral "revolution" of the seventies to the recognition of new families. Course taught in English. Enrollment limited.

Units: 3-0-9(U)



Spring 2014

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 B. Perreau R 7-10pm 14N-217


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