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This page focuses on the course 21F.053 Understanding Contemporary French Politics as it was taught by Professor Bruno Perreau in Spring 2014.
The course examines contemporary French politics, culture and social life from 1958 to the present. Students give speeches and participate in debates and a mock presidential election.
Students may take the course in order to
The class attracts students who
There are no prerequisites for this course.
HASS Social Sciences CI-M
Taught during the spring semester, this course is not offered regularly.
The students' grades were based on the following activities:
Mainly juniors and seniors, but varies from year to year.
Many students who have taken the course were interested in public speech, debate, influencing others, French society and culture, or who returned or will travel to France, and those interested in studying a different political system.
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:
Student work included readings, research, writing historical notes, a political statement, preparing speeches and for debates.