France Today I (Sustainable Communities in France)

Spring 2019
Christophe Ippolito
FREN 3011

NOTE: This course is taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine (GTL) in Metz, France.

In this program with an emphasis on French for the Professions, French for the Sciences, and Sustainability, students will experience real language immersion while focusing on Metz’s remarkable sustainability efforts through coursework, service-learning projects, and excursions. Metz is known in France for its Agenda 21, with 4 priorities: fight against climate change, preservation of natural resources, social and environmental economy, and an improved living environment. This course focuses on social, cultural, and scientific dimensions of sustainability and the concepts of identity, diversity, social equity and inclusion/exclusion in the French context. The course includes field work and group research projects.

Students participating in the new Georgia Tech-Lorraine’s “French, Sciences, Sustainability” Program, must take at least 4 courses, to include a minimum of one French course from two levels—intermediate or advanced French, out of 8 courses offered in French (including FREN 3500) . They will live in a French-speaking dorm and receive free tutoring.  

 

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