This course is designed to engage students with various aspects of French or Francophone cultural life in a historical and/or sociological context at an upper-division level. The cultural studies approach of the course will emphasize analysis of primary texts (literary works, historical documents, works of art, etc.) as they relate to cultural constructs. The course allows for either a synchronous or asynchronous historical approach, but will necessarily contextualize iterations of cultural expression in the French or Francophone worlds. This course is taught in French.