Contemporary French Civilization and Institutions of the French society

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονος Γαλλικός Πολιτισμός και Θεσμοί της Γαλλικής κοινωνίας / Contemporary French Civilization and Institutions of the French society
Title in FrenchCivilisation française contemporaine et institutions sociales
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006351

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
1. Πλουμιστάκη Κ. (Α-ΜΙ)Kalliopi Ploumistaki
2. Πλουμιστάκη Κ. (ΜΟ-Ω)Kalliopi Ploumistaki
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Know and understand the political, social, economical and cultural institutions of contemporary France.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Modern French Culture, and institutions of French society. This course studies contemporary French culture and the institutions of French society. Among other things, it approaches the organization of modern French society, its political system, its culture and impact on the world as well as the interactions of the French culture with other cultures.
Social envrironment, family, education, religion, technoscience, the economy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of technology in teaching and learning, power point etc.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments391.6
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the degree will depend upon either a written test wich will be administered at the end of the semester (duration: 2.5 hours) or a written essay based on a topic addressed in the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γ. Φ. Καστελλάνου, Υπερρεαλισμός και Κβαντική Φυσική. Συνάντηση τέχνης κα επιστήμης, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Ζαχαρόπουλος, 2011.
Additional bibliography for study
- 1. René Rémond, Regard sur le siècle, France, Presses de Sciences Po, 2000. - 2/ Zugmunt Bauman, Le Coût humain de la mondialisation, Paris, Hachette, 1999. - 3/ Gerard Leclerc, La Mondialisation culturelle. Les civilisations à l’épreuve, Paris, PUF, 2000. 4/ Armand Mattelart, Diversité culturelle et mondialisation, Paris, La Découverte, 2005. - 5/ Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin, Le chemin de l'espérance, Fayard, 2011. - 6/ Edgar Morin, Pour une politique de civilisation, Arlea, 2002. - 7/ Edgar Morin, Sociologie, Points, 2004. - 8/ Jacques Attali, Une brève histoire de l'avenir, Fayard, 2009. - 9/ Jacques Attali, La voie humaine. Pour une nouvelle sociale démocratie, Lgf, 2006. - 10/ Jacques Attali, L'avenir du travail, Fayard, 2009. - 11/ Jean-Pierre Chevallier, Histoire des institutions et des régimes politiques de la France, Dalloz, 2009. - 12/ Edgar Morin, Pour sortir du XXème siècle, Points 1984. - 13/ Edgar Morin, Pour entrer dans le XXIème siècle, Points, 2004.
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