Feminine, Feminism: Women who Made France
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Area of Study
French Culture, History, Women's Studies
Advanced, High Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
General objectives of the conference:
Discover and understand the great figures of feminism in France.
Discuss the political and social issues of the movement throughout history.
Understand the current scope of actions and works that have marked the movement.
Pedagogical approach of the teacher:
10 sessions of 1:30
Communicative and action-oriented, always maintaining the FLE approach. The conference must also allow the student to enrich his lexicon and syntax in French.
Questions, remarks and discussions are put during the conference.
Power point handouts gathering selected excerpts and lighting supplements.
Excerpts from video documentaries, radio programs, films, etc.
Summary bibliographic references:
Reading recommendations will be made during each of the 10 sessions.
A final exam at the 11th session, rated out of 20 and adapted to the linguistic level of the student.
MCQ and answers to write (one or two questions of the course, a question of reflection)
6 / Attendance: the student will have to sign an attendance sheet upon entering the conference.
In case of absence, the mimeographs of the missed session are always available at the reception
Beginning of lectures on: September 18, 2019
End of lectures on: December 18, 2019
Review on: To be specified
Teacher's contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints' holidays: from October 22 to November 4, 2019 included.
SESSION 1 Presentation of the conference and the program; methodological advice.
A short history of feminism in France
SESSION 2 A committed writer: Simone de Beauvoir
(1) The strength of a life
SESSION 3 Simone de Beauvoir (2): the scope of a work
Discussion around the reading of an extract of the 2nd sex.
SESSION 4 Committed politician: Simone Veil + Women of the Academy / Women of the Pantheon
SESSION 5 A writer, filmmaker, in love and committed: Marguerite Duras and La Pain
SESSION 6 A woman in combat; the fight of a woman: Joan of Arc.
SESSION 7 Beautiful but rebellious: women and fashion, George Sand and Coco Chanel.
SESSION 8 The Art of Being a Woman, two very feminine artists: Berthe Morisot and Camille Claudel.
SESSION 9 Women's Science: Marie Curie.
SESSION 10 A great adventurer: Alexandra David-Néel
SESSION 11 FINAL EXAMINATION
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.