Course Description

Course Name

History of France: from the Revolution to the First World War

Session: VPRS1321

Hours & Credits

45 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of two semesters (or three quarters) at the college level.

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.

Overview

1 / Overall Objectives of the course:
Acquire a basic vocabulary in History
Better understand France and its culture
Discover what makes the collective memory of French
 
2 / Instructional Procedures Teacher
The progression of the course follows the chronology.
Homework: Vocabulary and courses to learn
 
3 / Supports provided by the teacher: texts, maps, reports, films, paintings, comics ...
Paying a visit to mandatory museum.
 
4 / Summary References
History of France, Larousse (2005)
Revolution, Consulate, Empire (1789-1815), J. Biard (Belin)
The Unfinished Revolution (1815-1870), S. Aprile (Belin)
The imagined Republic (1870-1914), V. Leclerc (Belin)
The Great War (1914-1945), N. Beaupre (Belin)
Textbooks
The century of revolutions 1789-1889, SCEREN DVD (2009)
Paris, a capital in history, SCEREN DVD (2005)
 
5 / Rating:
3 ratings controls classroom knowledge. (75%)
class presentation (25%)
The inspections relate to historical knowledge and vocabulary specific to the course.
The presence on the table controls is required to obtain the certificate.
 
PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE
Theme day
1.
historical Reference
The Revolution 1789
2.
The Revolution: 1790-1793
 
3.
Directory and Consulate Bonaparte
 
4.
Knowledge check # 1
1 Empire
 
5.
Napoleon 1: defeat and exile
 
6.
Visit the Invalides museum
 
7.
Restoration
The "Three Glorious Days"
 
8.
Knowledge check # 2
The July Monarchy. The 2nd Republic Second Empire
 
9.
The industrial Revolution. Haussmann and Paris
 
10.
the Commune
 
11.
The 3rd Republic
 
12.
The symbols of the Republic
Knowledge check # 3
 
13.
The good times
 
14.
The 1st World War (1914)
 
15.
The 1st World War (1915-1918) and its consequences

*Course content subject to change