L’Histoire de France – From Louis XIV to Napoleon
Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
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This course will broaden your knowledge and understanding of today’s French society and strengthen your knowledge on French history whilst giving you plenty of opportunity to discuss and analyse documents related to the period studied.
This course will cover a specific period of French history (from Louis XIV to Napoleon). Each specific époque will be illustrated with documents which you will discuss and analyse.
With this module, you can work towards our Diploma In French.
Who is this course for?
You will need to have obtained at least 30 credits in advanced French courses at Level 1 or other qualifications or experience deemed equivalent.
This course will be conducted entirely through the medium of French.
This is part 2 of our ‘French History’ courses but you do not need to have done the other two courses to enrol on this course. Each course covers a different period:
Histoire de France 1 covers the period between 5th century (481A.D, creation of kingdom of France) and 16th century (Henri IV)).
- Histoire de France 2 covers Louis XIV / Révolution / Napoléon.
- Histoire de France 3 covers between 1850 and 1939 (i.e. le retour à la Mornarchie, le Second Empire, la République, la Première Guerre mondiale et l’entre-deux-guerres).
- Histoire de France 4 covers between 1939 and 1981.
- Histoire de France 5 covers between 1981 and 2002.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- La Révolution Française 1789-1799, J.M. Schiappa, Editions 84, 2012, ISBN-10: 2290343072
- La France à l’époque moderne, G. Saupin, Armand Colin, 2010, ISBN-10: 2200255756
- Vie de Napoléon, Stendhal, Climats, 1998, ISBN-10: 2841580822
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.