- Module code: FR323
- Module name: Paris & Modernity
- Department: French Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
Other essential notes
not available 2011-12
|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%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 4
- Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 4