- Module code: FR322
- Module name: Special Subject: Revolution and Empire
- Department: French Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
Other essential notes
not available 2011-12
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: FR322-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||1st 4000-4500 word essay||50%|
|2nd 4000-4500 word essay||50%|
|B (Examination only)||3 hour examination (Summer)||100%|
|C (Assessed/examined work)||4000-4500 word essay||50%|
|2 hour examination (Summer)||50%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessment visiting/exchange PART YEAR ONLY||100%|
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