Healthcare in France and the Francophone World

This discussion-based course will examine the creation, evolution and problems with the French healthcare system. Students will learn about anatomy, diseases, and healthcare professions, as well as how these are depicted and perceived in selected works of literature and film. Students will gain knowledge on the current issues concerning the healthcare system in France and discuss non-profit healthcare organizations.

This course has an optional APPLES Service-Learning additional component for students who commit to serving a minimum of 30 hours with a community partner (chosen with the help of the instructor) during the semester. Students will need to meet with the instructor and discuss placement with an organization within the second of classes in order to enroll in ROML 194 (1-hour credit) which fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) requirement. Reflection papers and videos will be part of this Service Learning component.

For Global Studies majors, this course has been approved to count as: Global Health Theme course and Western Europe Area (and could potentially count for the Contemporary European Studies major—upon approval.) In French.

Requisites: Prerequisites, FREN 255260 or 262; corequisite FREN 300.