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FR323 - Paris & Modernity

  • Module code: FR323
  • Module name: Paris & Modernity
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to allow students to study a city which is a fascinating example of both the creative and destructive aspects of modernity. It allows students to explore Paris with an ambition and breadth of view which is appropriate for such a city: in the Autumn term we will look at the development of the city during the nineteenth century and in the Spring term attention will turn to the evolution of the city through the 20th century. The approach is interdisciplinary, encompassing developments in socio-economics, architecture and planning, politics, art and literature, but there will be a continuous, anchoring theme of developments in the Parisian political economy.

Principal learning outcomes

Our approach will be resolutely interdisciplinary - encompassing developments in socio-economics; architecture and planning; politics; art; and literature – but there will be a continuous, anchoring theme of developments in the Parisian political economy.

Timetabled teaching activities

One lecture and one seminar per week.

Departmental link

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

Other essential notes

not available 2011-12

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FR323-30)
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 (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 4