French History and Civilization II (from the French Revolution until the 20th cntury)

Course Information
TitleΙστορία και Πολιτισμός της Γαλλίας ΙΙ (από τη Γαλλική Επανάσταση μέχρι τον 20ο αιώνα) / French History and Civilization II (from the French Revolution until the 20th cntury)
Title in FrenchHistoire et civilisation françaises II
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006343

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have •a basic knowledge and understanding of French History and Civilization( from the French Revolution to the 20th century) in the broadest European context in the light of globalization •the capacity to understand historical,literary, political and economic terms, in order to develop vocabulary, to improve and deepen all writing and oral skills in French. •the capacity to develop critical thought by using this knowledge and update it, in order to evaluate the overall course of European culture at the same time and its evolution in the historical process.
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)
History and culture of France II. The course studies the history and culture of France from the French Revolution to the 20th century. The purpose of this course is to approach both the historical and socio-political context, and all the intellectual achievements, artistic expressions and techno-economic achievements of the French society. The following units are covered in this module : 1. Introduction to the 18th century 2. The socio-economic and political context before the French Revolution 3. A chronicle of the French Revolution 4. Political Clubs, the Great Terror, the Directory 5. The cultural and religious, scientific and philosophical, intellectual and literary context: the century of enlightenment 6. The 18th century: the century of philosophers, the Encyclopedia, political literature 7. The main themes developed in 18th century literature 8. Literary genres and the prevalence of the novel in 18th century literature 9. Introduction to the 19th century10. From the Republic to the Napoleonic Empire (1799-1815) 10 . The Civil Code and Napoleonic society 12. The Sixth (19th), century of the Revolutions and the absolute triumph of the bourgeoisie 13. The Third Republic: (1875 -1940)
Industrial revolution, capitalism, socialism, liberalism, world war I, world war II, globalization
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
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 Assigment341.4
Written assigments371.5
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 Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1/ Benedetto Croce, Histoire de l'Europe au XIXe siècle, Gallimard, 1994. 2/ Jean Heffer, William Serman, Le XIXème siècle. 1815-1914, Hachette Progrès, 2011. 3/ Françoise Berger, Catherine Brice, Gilles Ferragu, Le XXème siècle, Hachette Progrès, 2009. Philippe Muray, Le XIXe siècle à travers les âges, Gallimard, 1999. 4/ Jean-Louis Robert Le XIXème siècle , Histoire contemporaine, t. 1, Breal, 2000. 5/ Benoît Pellistrandi, Nicolas Bourguinat, Le 19e siècle en Europe, Armand Colin, 2001. 6/ Anthony Rowley, Bernard Droz, Histoire générale du XXe siècle, t. 1, Points, 2001. - 7/ Anthony Rowley, Bernard Droz, Histoire générale du XXe siècle. La Naissance du monde contemporain, t. 2, Points, 1986. - 8/ Anthony Rowley, Bernard Droz, Histoire générale du XXe siècle. Expansion et indépendances. 1950-1973, t. 3, Points, 1987. - 9/ Anthony Rowley, Bernard Droz, Histoire générale du XXe siècle. Crises et mutations. De 1973 à nos jours, t. 4, Points, 1992. - 10/ Christophe Prochasson, Olivier Wieviorka, La France du XXème siècle, Points, 2011. 11/ Pierre Bezbakh, Petit Larousse de l'histoire de France, Larousse, 2011. - 12/ René Rémond, Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps. Le XIXème siècle. 1815-1914, t.2, Points, 2001. - 13/ René Rémond, Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps. Le XXème siècle de 1914 à nos jours, t.3, Points, 2002. - 14. Georges Duby, Histoire de la France - Des origines à nos jours, Paris, Larousse, 2011,-15/ Florent Vendepitte, Le Petit Livre des gilets jaunes, Paris, Éditions First, un département d’Édi8, 2019.
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