History of the Press and Media in France since 1945

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of the Press and Media in France since 1945

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French, French Culture

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1 / General objectives of the course:
    To discover the history of the press and the media in France since the end of the Second World War and
    until our days.
    To the history of the press (newspapers, magazines) will be added that of the other major media: radio,
    Television and internet.
    The course will cross the history of the press and the media with that of French society throughout the
    4th and 5th Republics.
    The course will focus on a chronological approach to the subject in order, in particular, to highlight the impact
    Of new media. Eg the rise of television in France in the 1960s.
    2 / Teacher's pedagogical approach
    The teacher alternates tables and syntheses with the study of authentic documents: extracts from newspapers
    And magazines, radio and television programs.
    Visits will complete the course: Maison de Radio France, Imprimerie du newspaper Le Parisien ....
    3 / Supports
    - INA Archives
    - Library of the Center Georges Pompidou (BPI)
    4 / Bibliographical references summary
    A bibliography will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

    5 / Evaluation
    Three production notes:
    Note 1: Table test.
    Note 2: Reading sheet.
    Note 3: A presentation.
    Participation note: Attendance, initiative, responsiveness, relevance of interventions
    Each note takes into account knowledge and expression in French.
    Attendance at table controls is mandatory to obtain the certificate.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.