French Culture IV: Modern Times
This course analyses the ideological, social, economic and historical aspects of French culture during the 20th century. The student will be given a panoramic view of the cultural trends from the Belle Époque (1900-1910) to the post-modern period. Topics studied through a multi-media approach will include important historical and political events, major figures, architecture, literature, painting, music and cinema. The role of women and various aspects of daily life in different classes of society will also be considered.