FJ1A011 French History and Culture I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Student should be able to speak on any general issue from contemporary France and culture from the beginning of the 2nd world war to the present.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to understand and explain the most important notions from the contemporary France;
to recognize and explain the basic dates and names of french history and place them in french and european historical context
Student should be able also to read and understand a short document in french, to identify the author and the persons. He should be able also to say the importance of the document.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important features of French history in the 2nd half of the 20th century;
- identify and describe the largest contemporary French political parties, economic trends and social transformations over the last 50 years;
- Analyze the current French press.
Syllabus
  • Survey of contemporary France. I. Introduction.
  • . II. Administration and the republic.
  • . III. Politics and Economy.
  • . IV. Society and immigration.
  • . V. Education and culture.
  • . VI. Political History of France from the beginning of the 2nd W W to the end of the 4th republic.
  • . VII. Political History of France from 1958 to the may 1968.
  • . VIII. Political History of France after de Gaulle's period.
  • . IX. Political History of France from the beginning of Giscard d'Estaing's period.
  • . X. IX. Political History of France from the beginning of Mitterrand's period.
  • . XI. Contemporary problems..
Literature
    recommended literature
  • Histoire de la France : des origines à nos jours. Edited by Georges Duby. [Paris]: Larousse. 1408 s. ISBN 9782035861047. 2011. info
    not specified
  • Poirrier, Philippe. Société et culture en France depuis 1945. Paris, Seuil, 1988.
  • A. Maurois, Dějiny Francie, Praha, Lid. noviny, 1994
  • DUBY, Georges. Dějiny Francie : od počátků po současnost. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum. 953 s. ISBN 8071845140. 2003. info
  • Histoire de la France :des origines a nos jours. Edited by Georges Duby. Paris: Larousse. 1258 s. ISBN 2-03-750060-2. 1999. info
  • DUBY, Georges. Histoire de la France : les temps nouveaux de 1852 á nos jours. Paris: Larousse. 685 s. ISBN 203720213X. 1987. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and class discussion.
Assessment methods
Exam: written test.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Přednost u zápisu mají posluchači romanistických oborů.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
https://elf.phil.muni.cz/20-21/course/view.php?id=645
In autumn semester the course will be taught in MS Teams. Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3adc8ccdc873b847b2be80235e3d741420%40thread.tacv2/Obecn%25C3%25A9?groupId=f8d3d26a-2238-436e-8850-a012f2a891c7&tenantId=11904f23-f0db-4cdc-96f7-390bd55fcee8
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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