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FR3080   Intellectuals in Modern France

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module explores the role of intellectuals in modern France (from the end of the 19th century until today). We will examine the 'birth' of the intellectual during the Dreyfus Affair and evaluate the impact that intellectuals have had in the political and socio-cultural history of twentieth-century France. The following aspects will be covered: the definition and role of the intellectual, conflicts which have emerged between intellectuals in the twentieth century, the involvement of intellectual figures in the political sphere, the structures of the cultural and intellectual life in France, the role played and to be played by intellectuals in contemporary France.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR2202

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-Hour lecture (x6 weeks), 1-hour seminars (x11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 29

Guided independent study hours: 121

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (inc Presentation = 15%) = 40%, 3-hour Written Examination = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Hugueny-L├ęger