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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 D├ęclarations 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.

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Other essential notes

not available 2011-12

Module assessment

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%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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