Civilisation française

Module code: FR1015

Module co-ordinator: Dr Rabah Aissaoui

This module is designed to introduce you to some of the key historical, institutional, and social developments that have shaped contemporary France. The course will examine aspects of France's Republican tradition underlying notions of citizenship and the 'exception française'. We will also study some of the key characteristics of the Fifth Republic, and of France's education system, media, economy, demography, and social relations.


This module is taught in weekly one-hour seminars.


  • One essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words (100%)