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Imagined Communities in France

Location: Various locations 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


Bruce Anderson ’63

We didn’t have much money when I was young and without financial aid I couldn’t have gone to Hartwick. I got a very good education and now I’m giving back; the two cannot be separated.

- Bruce Anderson ’63

Endowed a scholarship in the name of his parents and supports J Term study
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