French culture and society

EM1FKM01B1

Semestre
B
Discipline
Other
Volume horaire
27 H
Nombre de places
45
Ouvert aux visitants
Oui
Langue
Responsable
Patricia TEHAMI


Contribution pédagogique du cours au programme

Aucune contribution pédagogique associé à ce cours pour ce programme.

Descriptif

This course aims to allow students to better identify and understand some underlying cultural factors that may impact mindsets, behaviours and practices in today’s France, particularly in the working environment. Beyond unearthing significant trends and patterns, such an approach will also enable students to revisit some workplace clichés traditionally associated with France -quality of life, incessant strikes, the 35-hour week, an overreaching state, to name a few-. By comparing facts and experiences in the home and host countries, the students will enhance their cross-cultural awareness and their ability to better adapt to an ever-changing world. The observation of the French emphasis on continuity through change will finally allow for an assessment of some salient strengths and weaknesses of France as a cultural entity to be reckoned with in social or business interactions and dealings.

Organisation pédagogique

Face-to-face

- Lectures
- Tutorials
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts

Interaction

- Discussions/debates
- Personal accounts

Others

Aucun élément de cette liste n'a été coché.

Objectifs pédagogiques

Cognitive domain

A l'issue du cours, l'étudiant(e) devrait être capable de / d'...
  • - (niv. 1) Identify characteristic behaviours and practices
  • - (niv. 2) Distinguish facts from clichés
  • - (niv. 3) Interpret cultural determinisms
  • - (niv. 5) Incorporate data pertaining to different fields
  • - (niv. 6) Evaluate one's own observations and interpretations

Affective domain

A l'issue du cours, l'étudiant(e) devrait être capable de / d'...
  • - (niv. 3) accept Accept to challenge ideas and opinions about one's own culture and the culture under study

Objectifs de développement durable abordés

Aucun objectif de développement durable n'a été coché.

Plan / Sommaire

Course Outline 1° The Overall Picture. Some Facts and Figures. Preliminary observations about the new COVID-19 context. 2° French Paradoxes and Mysteries 3° Education and Work 4° Money and Business 5° From "Made in France" to Brand France 6° Luxury and Innovation 7° Self-Representations: French Symbols - French Exceptionalism 8° The French Language 9° Revisions and exam preparation The above outline is an indicative one. Sections may be expanded or pared down based on developments in the news. This will allow for hands-on observations and more challenging opportunities to form opinions.

Prérequis nécessaires

Connaissances en / Notions clés à maîtriser

None apart form a willingness to observe, identify and interpret situations and behaviour while remaining non-judgmental and to further further grasp intrinsic similarities and differences with situations and behaviour in one's home country.

Supports pédagogiques

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats


- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework

Software


- Keynote

Additional electronic platforms


- AssessFirst
- CrossKnowledge
- goFLUENT

Bibliographie recommandée

Ouvrages principaux

A relevant bibliography/webography is provided in the Course Reader handed out in the first session.

Littérature complémentaire

Aucun ouvrage n'a été renseigné.

Travaux de recherche de l'EM : Veillez à mobiliser au moins une ressource

Peuvent être renseignés les manuels coordonnés, les traductions de manuel, les études de cas traduites etc…
Patricia Tehami, ''Brand France: A Battle of Wits and Insights'', The Global Interdisciplinary Conference: Green Cities, Nancy, 30 juin 2018

Modalités d'évaluation

Liste des modalités d'évaluation

Evaluation intermédiaire / contrôle continu 1Autre (date, contrôle surprise...) : Throughout the course
Ecrite et orale (300 min) / individuelle / Anglais / pondération : 50 %
Précisions : A group report whose sections will be marked individually - Regular class contribution
Evaluation finaleSemaine d'examens
Ecrite (120 min) / individuelle / Anglais / pondération : 50 %
Précisions : No class notes or documents will be allowed
Aucune modalité d'évaluation n'a pour le moment été attribuée à ce cours.