Paris, a Capital in History

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Paris, a Capital in History

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French, French Culture, History

  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Low Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    1 / General objectives of the course:

    To acquire a basic vocabulary in history
    Better understand France and its culture
    Discover what makes up the collective memory of the French
    Get to know Paris better and its history

    2 / Pedagogical approach of the teacher

    The progress of the course follows the chronology.

    Homework: vocabulary and lessons to learn, research on the internet

    3 / Support provided by the teacher: a booklet is provided by the teacher (texts, maps, reports, films, tables, comic books ...). Two compulsory museum visits

    4 / Summary bibliographical references From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, DVD Scéren (2002) The Century of Revolutions 1789-1889, DVD Scéren (2009) Paris, a Capital in History, DVD Scéren (2005) The History of France in Comics , B. Heitz and D. Joly (2012) School textbooks

    5 / Evaluation:

    3 notes of knowledge checks in class. (75%)

    Work at home (25%)

    The controls focus on historical knowledge and course-specific vocabulary.

    Attendance at table checks is required to obtain the certificate.

    6 / Attendance, punctuality MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ABSENCES: TWO

    Beyond, neither the Attendance Certificate nor the Certificate of Achievement can be awarded.

    Repeated delays are considered absences.

    Any absence must be justified.

    It is up to you to inquire (with a friend) about the work done and the tasks you have requested.


    Day Theme

    1. Lutèce

    2. Medieval Paris

    3. The Renaissance and the Wars of Religion

    4. Control of knowledge n ° 1 Louis XIV and Paris

    5. Walk in ancient Paris and visit the crypt of Notre-Dame

    6. The French Revolution

    7. Napoleon 1st

    8. Historical walk in the center of Paris - The Commune

    Control of Knowledge No. 2 The First World War and the Roaring Twenties

    11. public holiday

    12. The Second World War and occupation

    13. Visit of the Museum of General Leclerc-Museum of the Liberation of Paris

    14. Knowledge Check n ° 3 May 68

    Achievements of the Presidents of the Fifth Republic

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.