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FR4125   The French Age of Enlightenment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

From a focus on religion to a study of travels through an enquiry of happiness, the thematic approach adopted in this module aims to reveal the exciting and formidably ambitious nature of the Enlightenment. The weekly seminars will offer students the opportunity to develop their expertise in the Enlightenment through close analysis of canonical texts by philosophers such as Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot or Rousseau. Finally, to underline the fact that the Enlightenment embraced the wide cultural reality of the 18th century, literature and philosophy will be studied alongside history, and most lectures will also consider painting and music.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the French Honours Adviser

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take FR4122

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (x 9 weeks), 1 seminar (x 8 weeks), 1 surgery hour (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Ganofsky