French Culture 1

Course Code :1037FLWTTA
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:52
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:French
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Franc Schuerewegen
Kris Peeters

3. Course contents *

Partim 1 (prof. dr. Kris Peeters)

The first half of the course is devoted to important structures of French society and intercultural differences with Belgium c.q. Flanders. Content: geography, political and ideological structures, public institutions, (penal, civic and family) law, population and immigration, families.

Partim 2 (prof. dr. Franc Schuerewegen)

The second part of the course tells the metanarrative ('grand récit', Lyotard) of the birth, decline and resurrection of the French Global World. Examples are taken in actual tems: the burkini debate, laïcité, terrrorism. How reflect on our contemporary world, with French Thought and Theory as guides? .