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? .