Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 244

Modern France: History and Culture


Description

This course in French history will offer an analysis of how France has been shaped by diverse historical and cultural legacies since the Sixteenth Century. Topics include the role of religion, the transformations of the state, the significance of revolution and the role of war and colonial expansion in modern French history. The course will foster an understanding of how key components of contemporary France such as the separation of church and state and the Republican model have been shaped by historical events.

The course will be taught in English.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2019

Not offered in 2019; planned for 2020

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Simon Kitson

Reading/Texts

Colin Jones, The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Assessment

Coursework = 60%, divided up as follows: 

  • Essay (2 x 1,500 words) = 30% (each)
  • Exam  = 40% (2hrs, 2 essay-type questions)

Points

FRENCH 244: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I

Restrictions

FRENCH 231, 313, 344


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