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France Since 1870

HIST 220
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FRST 212
Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations

This course studies France under three republics and a dictatorship, beginning with defeat in war and revolutionary upheaval in 1870-1871 and concluding with apparent political and social stability and European partnership in the first years of the 21st century. It will survey the history of 140 years, emphasizing political forms, ideologies and movements, social change, the economy, and cultural developments. Particular consideration will be given to revolutionary ideas and activities, working-class organizations, conservative thought and action, the city of Paris, rural life, the experiences of three wars against Germany, imperialism and decolonization, and styles of leadership. Times of emergency and crisis will also command attention, specifically the Paris Commune of 1871; the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s; the Great War of 1914-1918; the Popular Front of the 1930s; the military defeat of 1940; the drama of collaboration or resistance, 1940-1944; and the early years of the Fifth Republic, 1958-1969.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Examinations and the paper will require intensive and compelling analysis of several critical events in the history of modern France as well as succinct argumentation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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