CO 217 - Popular Culture in France
"My experience in Bordeaux was eye-opening both culturally as well as socially. Culturally, I was able to look at France from a closer perspective, rather than the stereotypical perspective you get as a tourist in busy places like Paris. I learned about France's media, politics, food, and just everyday culture in a beautiful place that really allowed me to soak in what France is about. Prof. Cuklanz made our course very dynamic, taking advantage of different activities and excursions to enhance our learning experience. Not only that, but Bordeaux is gorgeous and the food is absolutely amazing!!! Socially, I was able to make close friends with people from different backgrounds that I probably wouldn't have ever met during my time in BC. I was able to share a lot with the group of people I met during the trip, and I think that our experience together keeps us connected to this day." - Cecilia
Q: What will we study?
This course examines specific themes of popular culture in France, including cultural identity, youth culture, gender, race, ethnicity, and Americanism/anti-Americanism. Cultural products including food and wine, advertising, music, television, comics, and films are examined.
Q: Will I earn credit for this course?
This course a 3-credit, graded course. For communication majors, it fulfills one of the three communication electives.
Q: What excursions do we participate in?
Students have the opportunity to see how a local newspaper is produced, explore the history of French language comics, visit a local vineyard, and travel to other cities in France. Local and national festivals including the annual music festival and Riverfest also make up part of the 3-week course.
Q: Where will we live?
Student accommodations are in an "apart-hotel" with in-room cooking facilities that is located next to a tram stop and central commercial area. It is a 10 minute walk from classes.
Q: How do I apply?