FRANCE IN FILM SINCE 1945

FRE2FRF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to French history since 1945 through the medium of cinema. All lectures, tutorials and readings are in English. Students are challenged to think about the ways in which we visualise and stage the past; how national memory is re-made through historical film; and how different cinematic genres and techniques open up new ways of approaching history. Themes include forgetting and remembering the German Occupation of 1940-1944; Americanisation; decolonisation; youth; and banlieues.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points at first-year level from FRE or HIS, or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE3FRF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings onlinePrescribedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and discuss cultural production from an historical perspective.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial readings and discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing

02. Formulate considered opinions on some of the major challenges facing post-WW2 French society.

Activities:
Tutorial readings and discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

03. Interact with other students while respecting socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Tutorial discussions and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking

04. Synthesise the content of longer academic texts into short journal entries, oral presentations and a final research essay.

Activities:
Tutorial and final essay readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One research essay (2,200 words).Students can collect essays from the subject coordinator at the end of the examination period.55 02, 03, 04
One oral presentation (600-word equivalent).15 02, 03, 04
Weekly blogs (1,200-word equivalent).30 01, 02, 03, 04