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HI355N: CONFLICT AND ITS LEGACIES: FRANCE 1900 - 2007 (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:35


Course Overview

Experiences and memories of conflict have played an important role in shaping the development of twentieth-century France. This period is marked by two world wars, Occupation and Liberation, colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria, student revolt of May 1968, strike wave of 1995, and riots of November 2005. We study the underlying causes of wars and unrest; investigate links between conflict, cultural production, and social change; and examine the legacies of conflict in debates about 'French' identity and France's relationships with other parts of the world. For further information please see course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second 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.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Experiences and memories of conflict have played an important role in shaping the development of France from 1900 to the present. This period of French history is marked by two world wars, Occupation and Liberation, colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria, the student revolt of May 1968, the strike wave of 1995, and the riots of November 2005. In this course we study the underlying causes and nature of the wars and civil unrest. We investigate links between conflict, cultural production, and social change; and we examine the legacies of conflict in debates about what it means to be ?French? and France?s relationships with other parts of the world.

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. This course will be available in the second half session of 2013/14 as HI 355A.

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

1 three-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%), consisting of 3,000 word essay – 40%; 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

Timely and provided in a maximum of three weeks.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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