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FRNC2691 - Revolution and Social Thought

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bronwyn Winter


This unit examines the development of theories about society in the context of the social and political changes that took place in France from the 18th century onwards. In particular, it examines the meaning of the French revolutionary slogan Liberte, égalité, fraternité: both the innovative political ideas it introduced and its contradictions and exclusions. We will consider pro- and anti-republicanism, confrontations between social classes, and debates over colonialism and women's rights in the 19th and 20th centuries.


1x 8-10 minute class presentation in French (equivalent to 2000wd in English) (30%); 1x annotated bibliography in French (equivalent to 1000wd in English) (20%), 1x1800wd essay in French (equivalent to 3000wds in English), or a 3000wd essay in English (50%)


L. Jaume (ed), Les Déclarations des droits de l'homme, Flammarion, 1989.
A dossier of texts to be purchased from the University Copy Centre.


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


FRNC1302 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2502 or FRNC2615 or equivalent



Additional Information

FRNC2691 is primarily designed for students from the second year advanced and third year beginner/intermediate streams.

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