Syllabus - TBA COURSE DESCRIPTION
French 2404B and 2144B
French & Francophone Cultures
France: From Enlightenment to Postmodernity
French 2404B/2144B for 2012 is one of two half-courses designed to give students a better knowledge and understanding of France, its history and its culture. The course is on a yearly rotation of content. The course is given in French and consists of lectures incorporating digital slides, internet content and videos.
French 2404 students: This course is applicable towards the Program Modules offered by the Department of French Studies.
French 2144 students: This course is not applicable towards the Program Modules offered by the Department of French Studies.
For the Winter Term 2012, the topics covered are:
• the 18th century and the Enlightenment
• the 19th century and the Age of Revolution
• the 20th century, the World Wars and Modernism
• the 21st century and Postmodernity
For the Winter Term 2013, the course begins with a geographical overview of the country, followed by a chronological account of France’s history and culture from prehistory to the end of the 17th century. Both courses aim not only to inform students of France’s history and culture, but to also shed some light on the complex and culturally diverse persona of the French.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to:
• have a basic understanding of the historical, social and cultural development of the country, from the 18th century to present-day.
• be able to identify some of the important historical, social and cultural figures, events and achievements throughout the centuries.
• have a basic understanding of present-day French society, culture and government.
• acquire a better understanding of what it is to be French, including an appreciation of France’s contributions to Western civilization.
DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS
(subject to change)
Report and Abstract 30%
Midterm Test 25%
Class Attendance and Participation 10%
Final Exam 35%
There are no textbooks or manuals for the course.
All course material is available online.
Syllabus - TBA
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