FRN 355 France Under the Fifth Republic (A)

Prerequisite: FRN 212 or 213.

Couscous: A popular North African dish now widely available in France; Coca-cola: An icon of American culture recognized around the world; Camembert, a symbol of Frenchness. This course will address questions of identity. What is Frenchness? To what extent is France a melting-pot? Examines whether globalization, immigration, and the European Union threaten the French language and the cultural heritage that has made France a privileged nation. 3 Cr.