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FR251 - France & the World since 1945

  • Module code: FR251
  • Module name: France & the World since 1945
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

For any country, relations with the rest of the world are important for reasons of self-esteem, national unity, the economy and culture. In this module we will study the place of France in the world from 1945 to the present. France emerged from the Second World War divided and humiliated, and this had a significant effect on its foreign relations for many years, in particular on its relations with its colonies and former colonies. In this chronologically-organised module we will trace how France negotiated its way through the foreign relations thickets of the IVth Republic (1946-1958) to a period of greater stability, arguably with aims more grandiose than realistic, under de Gaulle (1958-1969) and after.

Principal learning outcomes

This international context will perhaps help us understand how France has become more like other industrialised countries over time, in what has become known as the ‘end of French exceptionalism’

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lecture and seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/french/current/ug/modules/secondyear/france_and_the_world

Other essential notes

not available 2011-12

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: FR251-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Chinese (R1T1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages with Linguistics (R9Q2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies (R101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Spanish (R1R4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Portuguese (R1R5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Russian (R1R7) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with German (R1RA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Italian (R1RB) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Japanese (R1T2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Arabic (R1T6) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French and History (R1VA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Theatre Studies (R1W4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Film Studies (R1WA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and French Studies (R4R1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and French Studies (R4R1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 2