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2024 Spring > UGRD > HIST > HIST 331

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity? A History of Modern France

Course #: HIST 331

Far from being a straightforward national history of modern France, this course uses many lenses of Diversity, especially class and religion, to question the validity of the nation's motto (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) for the people who live in France, as well as to understand the complexities of national identity. France has been especially impactful in shaping ideas about citizenship and national belonging, largely due to its revolutionary history and reputation as a center of intellectual, enlightened thought. Does the nation live up to its promise? We will look at major historical moments, like the Enlightenment, French Revolution, Paris Commune, Dreyfus Affair, World Wars, and decolonization to try to answer that question, noting how the promise of equality for all people within the country has often depended on categories of identity, including class, race, gender, sexuality, and religion.
Pre Requisites:
Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 12188 TuTh
11:00 - 12:15 pm
Colvin,Kelly Ricciardi University Hall Y04-4110
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2024 - 05/08/2024
Capacity: 30
Enrolled: 30
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite: ENGL 102
Course Attributes: International