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Module

FRE1006 : La France de 1789 à nos jours

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Franck Michel
  • Other Staff: Miss Jemima Short
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, to introduce students to the study of contemporary French politics, society and culture; to prepare students for future study of history, politics and society of France; and to introduce methods of study appropriate to socio-political and historical studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

Chronological in approach, this module focuses on the main events in French political history from 1789 to today and offers a general introduction to the institutional foundations of modern France (consequences of the French Revolution; consolidation of French Republican values during the 19th and 20th centuries; France’ s current political system and the evolution of political currents since 1945). Events covered include the French Revolution, the Third Republic, occupied France, the Fourth Republic, the Gaullist Revolution and the Presidencies of Georges Pompidou, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande.

1. The French Revolution
2. The Third Republic (1870-1940)
3. Occupied France (1940-1945)
4. The Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
5. The Gaullist Revolution (1958-1969)
6. The Pompidou years (1969-1974)
7. The Giscard d’ Estaing years (1974-1981)
8. The Mitterrand years (1981-1995)
9. The Chirac years (1995-2007)
10. The Sarkozy years (2007-2012)
11. The Hollande Presidency (2012-2017)
12. The 2017 presidential elections

This course will be taught both in French and English and will be assessed in English

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

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