Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 344

Modern France: History and Culture


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for FRENCH 344.

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 = 100%
  • Primary source review essay (in English), 1,500 words
  • 1x 1500 word essay (in French)
  • Final essay, 3,000 words (in English)
     

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Simon Kitson

Reading/Texts

Colin Jones, The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Assessment

1,500 word primary source review essay in English (20%)

1,500 word essay in French (30%)

3,000 word essay in English (50%)

Points

FRENCH 344: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II

Restrictions

FRENCH 231, 244, 313


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