FRANCE IN FILM: THE INVENTION OF FRANCE 1789-1919

FRE2FRF

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to French history from the French Revolution to the First World War through the medium of cinema. All lectures, tutorials and readings will be in English. Students majoring in French will attend a separate stream of tutorials in French and complete their written work in French language. In the subject, students are challenged to think about the ways in which we visualize and stage the past; how national memory is remade through the "historical" film; and how different cinematic techniques open up new ways of approaching history. Students will investigate the fault lines of race, class and gender in the nineteenth century; explore the nature of the French colonial project and the experience of empire; and analyse the cultural practices of "Frenchness" that helped to shape a Republican consensus in modern France, including the practice of cinema itself.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Coller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects FRE3FRF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings onlinePrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to apply acquired knowledge to a broad range of situations; ability to extrapolate information from different media sources and use it to formulate an argument.

Activities:
One tutorial journal (1,600-words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

02. Ability to formulate an opinion on a wide range of topics, including abstract ideas, and to discuss critically longer written texts of a variety of genres and films.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Ability to interact with francophones with fluency and spontaneity in accordance with socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Ability to understand longer, more complex, factual and literary texts and to appreciate distinctions of style.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Assimilate lines of arguments in relation to visual materials, placing the arguments and the sources in their contexts.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Critical engagement with the francophone world and what shapes it.

Activities:
One short 400-word exercise and one 2,000-word essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

07. Write argumentative texts on studied topics, developing a line of argument.

Activities:
One short 400-word exercise and one 2,000-word essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Coller

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One short exercise (400-words)10 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
One tutorial journal (1,600-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05