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FR322 - Special Subject: Revolution and Empire

  • Module code: FR322
  • Module name: Special Subject: Revolution and Empire
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to introduce students to the key events, people, and ideas of the French Revolution and the First Empire through contemporary sources. A range of material will be used, from the Déclarations des droits de l'homme, to the declaration of the Empire, from short anti-monarchy pamphlets to Robespierre's speeches, from the words of the Marseillaise to pro-Napoleonic theatre.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to assess the impact of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire as well as the role of the writer in times of great political and social change, when censorship, rhetoric and propaganda all have a part to play.

Timetabled teaching activities

One lecture and one seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/french/current/ug/modules/finalyear/revempire

Other essential notes

not available 2011-12

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FR322-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
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 Italian with French (R3R1) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 4