ROSP 20620: Exploring Diversity in France
What is diversity? We think of the United States as a ‘melting pot’, but what about France? This course will examine the regional, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of France, looking at a wide group of regional and ethnic minority groups, as well as domestic immigrant communities. We will discuss the relevant historical context, as well as consider traditions, film, music, food, linguistic variation and current events to arrive at a more diverse picture of ‘French-ness’ and compare this with perceptions of ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’ in the United States.