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Imagined Communities in France

Location: Various liocations in France

Course: HIST 219

Students learn about France as a national and cultural community by exploring first-hand the sites of the bloody battles that have become part of the master narrative of French history. From the murderous past of Loire Valley châteaux to the Revolutionary city of Paris, the battlefields of Somme and the Normandy beaches, students literally walk through French history. They also question the idea of "France" by examining past and present communities who have been defined as foreigners, invaders, or outsiders. Students live the French life by staying with French host families and traveling to three different regions of France.

Instructors: Professor of History/Department Chair, Cherilyn Lacy and Associate Professor of French/Department Chair of  Modern & Classical Languages, Mark Wolff
Length of program: 23 days


Casey Mullaney '12

My experience at Hartwick College would not have been possible without the scholarships that I received. If I had the opportunity to thank the people who donated to those scholarships, I’d take them to my cabin at Pine Lake, make them a cup of Malian tea, show them my pictures, and just try to communicate what the past four years have meant to me because it’s been incredible and I am so happy I was able to be here.

- Casey Mullaney '12

Triple major in English, French and religious studies; now working for the Center for Community Alternatives, NYC
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