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French Civilization 1
Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE Paris)
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
History 100 English 2 20 None

This course aims to provide the foreign student with a good base knowledge of different major aspects of the French culture and its global influence.  The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the themes of French history, France's place in the world, French cinema, French literature and French regions, and compare the French culture with that of their own country.

Teaching Method:
Lecture, Discussion, Field trips to Paris

Continuous assessment, written final examination

Victor Hugo : Les Misérables
Balzac : Eugénie Grandet, Le Père Goriot
Stendhal : Le Rouge et le Noir
Flaubert : Madame Bovary
Maupassant : Une vie, Bel ami, Boule de suif
Emile Zola
Pagnol : La Gloire de mon père, Le Château de ma mère

Course Plan:
- Introduction
- France and the French
- French history
- French society
- French mentality
- "Le Savoir-Vivre"
- French economy
- Work organization and unions
- Political institutions and parties
- French literature

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System:
This course is worth 3 ECTS credits.

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