Explores connections between France's imperial history in Africa, Asia and the Americas and contemporary cultural/ political debates about citizenship, integration and belonging in France from 17th century to present. Analyzes ethical dilemmas posed by colonialism. Includes novels (e.g., works by Dumas, Camus, Cesaire, Fanon, Djebar, Chamoiseau), films, music, historical documents, cultural/literary criticism, social/political theory, legal documents and writings on government policy. Weekly lecture in English and two discussion sections: one in English, one in French. French section will do reading and written work in French. Prerequisite: one 300-level French course to enroll in French section. One course.