Designed to give students leaving intermediate French the reading and writing skills necessary to enter mid-300 level courses in French studies. Examines the (re-)negotiation of the French identity through a series of texts and films that introduce students to contemporary Francophone thought. Topics include cultural practices, collective myths, sociolinguistics, and immigration. Recommended prerequisite: French 204. Not open to students who have received a 5 on the AP French Language and Culture Exam.