Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
Diligence mark (strictly proportional to student's assiduity) 10%. Oral presentation on French political news 30%. Fake debate 30%. Short paper 30%. Workload : An oral presentation on political news of the last week. A fake debate between 2 students, with 1 student being the moderator. A short ﬁnal paper (4-5 pages) on a topic related to the seminar. Pedagogical method : Apart from oral presentations on political news and fake debates, this seminar is a lecture given by the teacher. Each session comes with suggested readings. Reading them is not mandatory. Oral presentation shall be much alike a “news show” about political news of the last week, anywhere on Earth. But it has to be news strictly related to racism and/or discrimination. It shall be 15 minutes long. It can be longer without fearing penalties. The ﬁnal short paper is a 4-page essay (5 pages max.) analyzing a topic related to the seminar. Topic shall be chosen by each student and approved by the teacher. The essay shall include a bibliography (in addition to the 4-page analysis). The fake debate is a “phoney debate” fully prepared by a group of students (“role-play”). There are 3 students : one student plays the racist/discriminating side, the other one plays the antiracist/anti-discriminating side, and one student plays the moderator. That fake debate must be at least 30 minutes long. Students are free to dramatize their fake debate the way they want (it must of course remain a serious debate). The educative purpose is to study and understand racist/antiracist reasoning and rhetorics. Each fake debate is followed by an open real debate. Attention : It is understood that racist and/or discriminative thoughts expressed during fake debates are not the reﬂection of the student's opinion, and should only serve the educative purpose of the debate/role play. After the roll call, students arriving late are not allowed to join the session and they are considered absent. During each session, there's a 5 minutes break at the end of the 1st hour.
Occasional and discrete chatting is tolerated. Occasional and discrete use of Internet unrelated to the seminar (Facebook, twitter, personal web research, etc.) is tolerated as well. Since all deadlines are clearly indicated at the beginning of the seminar, only very serious reasons can make students avoid a zero when they don't provide their work on time. Course Description : The purpose of this seminar is to explain and analyse racism and discrimination in France to French beginners and/or to foreign students. The whole seminar is 24-hour-long, with 12 sessions of 2 hours each : Part A (session 1 to session 4) provides students with a theoretical framework on racism on the theme of this seminar ; During Part B (session 5 to session 11), each session focuses on a speciﬁc sub-theme. Ex : French anti-Semitism against the Jews ; Final session (session 12) consists in a global conclusion of the seminar, followed by an open discussion between students and the teacher (“ﬁnal debrieﬁng”). Required reading : BACK, L. and SOLOMOS, J., Theories of Race and Racism : A reader, London, Routledge, 2000.
SOCIAL CODES : JANE AUSTEN & KAZUO ISHIGURO
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Laurence CHAMLOU (Maitre de conférences). Pedagogical format : Seminar Pedagogical method : Séminaire Course Description : Social codes are the centre of many British novels. Some focus on transgression and others on oppression, but each time a whole world is depicted, with barriers and dreams. This course is based on the study of two novels, Emma by Jane Austen (1815) and A Room with a View by E.M.Forster (1908). Through comparative works, the burden of social codes in Great Britain will be discussed. Furthermore, movie adaptations of these two novels (by the BBC and 597