French Popular Culture - ARTS2487

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: French Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: European Studies

This course engages students with the theory and description of contemporary French popular culture, focusing particularly on the features of authentic cultural productions as the objects for study. Possible topics include songs, comic strips, cinematographic comedies, and current issues stimulating public debate in France. All the films, songs, books and texts have been carefully chosen to illustrate the same leading thread: how French popular culture evolved from the 1950s until present days. Each document will be studied in a different and specific way so as to highlight its inherent qualities, strengths or weaknesses, and in turn will be confronted to historical, semiotic and sociological analysis.

French Studies

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