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MO3419   The French 'Civil Wars' of the Twentieth Century

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module explores the notion that twentieth-century French history can be seen in terms of 'Franco-French wars', between opposing ideologies, social classes, and conceptions of French identity. Beginning with an introduction to the most important issues which have divided the French since 1789, the module examines episodes such as the Second World War occupation, the difficult break-up of the French empire, and the May 1968 'revolution', focusing on the central themes of unity and division. The module concludes by looking at the effect that the legacies and memories of conflict and division have had on contemporary France.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): MO3419 Pre-requisite

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr S Frank