French Urban Culture (GR)

Schools of Public Engagement: Foreign Language

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
French Urban Culture (GR)
Spring 2024
Taught By: Marie-Christine Masse
Section: A

CRN: 14331

Credits: 3

This graduate level course explores the emergence of urban cultures in and around large cities in France (Paris, Marseille, Toulouse) from the 1980’s to today. Initially influenced by major figures of American civil movements, as well artists and theorists of the French postcolonial world, French urban youth have endeavored to describe their lives growing up in the outskirts of large cities. Through representative examples of short fiction, rap music, street art, and film, the course will examine the different ways French urban artists analyze and represent race and ethnicity, gender, religion, and power, challenging dominant discourses. Emphasis is also given to the understanding and production of verlan and other urban sociolects. Required : French high-intermediate proficiency. 3 credits.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Foreign Language (FLN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 2

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:12am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024