HS 260 - History of France: Keys to Understanding the Nation
“All of my life, I’ve had a certain idea of France.” - Charles de Gaulle, L’Appel, 1959.
This course aims to give American students a general understanding of the history of France, from the beginning of the Revolution in 1789 to the present day. With a particular emphasis on historical moments and chronology, this course will focus on the present day in relation to history and other key events. The objective is to analyze cultural landmarks within French history and the history of the French people, in order to better understand contemporary French society.