French Culture and Politics, 1815 to the Present

History 280B.002

Spring 2007
Instructor: 
Barrows
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tu 4-6
CCN: 
39753
Units: 
Units

This course is intended to introduce students to selected topics and interpretations of French culture and politics from the Restoration to the present. We will read analyses of the revolutionary tradition in the nineteenth century, the dramatic transformation of Paris during the Second Empire, the rise and fall of the French colonial empire, the mobilization of religion as a political force, culture and politics in the fin de siâˆ_®cle, the violence of the First World War, commemoration and memory in public life, Vichy and its troubled legacy, consumerism, and most recently, the rise of the green movement in French politics. All required readings will be in English. Students will share responsibility for animating discussions and will be asked to write two short papers (five pages) and a review essay of 15-20 pages.

Notes: 

NOTE NEW ROOM ASSIGNMENT!