Course Details

FREN 250: French History in 10 Objects

This class is an overview of French history through the analysis of ten cultural objects borrowed from different socio-political, geographic and aesthetic spaces. Starting with the Gauls, this class will take students across centuries and ask how cultural productions (the Vix Krater, the Versailles Palace, the guillotine, etc.) come to represent a mentalité and often become integrated in the French nationalist project. Prerequisite: French 204
6 credits; LA, IS; Offered Spring 2022; S. Rousseau