Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 60
ECTS credits : 30
Level : SCQF Level 10
Semester: Full Year
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.
In 1918, French imperial power in Africa reached its zenith. Yet the next fifty years were characterised by contradiction, decline, and conflict, as the certainties of the 'age of empire' were challenged.This module examines French imperial rule in Africa, and its legacies and afterlives, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the contemporary post-colonial era. Key topics that will be explored include the ideas that underpinned French imperialism; the effects of imperialism on colonised societies; challenges to imperial rule; the complex relationship between French republican ideals and imperialism; movements of people and ideas from Africa to metropolitan France; and the persistent and important legacies of empire in the post-colonial era.
Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 66
Guided independent study hours: 534
As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr S A Frank
Module teaching staff: Dr S Frank