Modern France: History and Culture
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.
Coursework + exam
Not taught in 2023
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Tracy Adams
Colin Jones, The Cambridge Illustrated History of France.
Coursework = 60%, divided up as follows:
- Essay (2 x 1,500 words) = 30% (each)
- Exam = 40% (2hrs, 2 essay-type questions)
FRENCH 244: 15 points
30 points at Stage I
FRENCH 231, 313, 344