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HI304M: POWER AND TRADITIONS: FRANCE 1799-1900 (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:36


Course Overview

Questions about who exercised power and why resonated at every level of nineteenth-century French society. The Revolution of 1789 had brought about fundamental reforms to the political and social order in France. It set down the roots of the French republican tradition whose supporters became locked in an ongoing ideological struggle against conservative political and social elites. This course examines the myriad forms that power took in French society, from Napoleon’s coup d’état of 18 Brumaire to the early Third Republic.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elizabeth Macknight

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Questions about who exercised power and why resonated at every level of nineteenth-century French society. The Revolution of 1789 had brought about fundamental reforms to the political and social order in France. It set down the roots of the French republican tradition whose supporters became locked in an ongoing ideological struggle against conservative political and social elites. This course examines the myriad forms that power took in French society, from Napoleon?s coup d??tat of 18 Brumaire to the early Third Republic. It deals with the power of political and military leaders to legislate and lead armies. It investigates the gendered implications of power operating within families and between men and women. It also unpacks the ways in which class shaped power relations, and the significance of class-based traditions, within the social fabric of nineteenth-century France.

Further Information & Notes

This module is available to students on all non-History degree programmes as a discipline breadth course for the enhanced study requirement. However, the admission of students with a non-History degree intention will be at the discretion of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%). 3,000 word essay (40%) exam (50%) class presentation (10%) (of which 5% students' peer assessment and 5% course coordinator assessment).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Preparation of an essay outline and bibliography.

Feedback

Written feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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