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our approach to French political structures will be closely linked to current events in a country with an acute sense of the democratic spirit.
Distinct from literary history and political history as such, the history of ideas aims at determining the path folllowed by the major movements of thinking which, in a country like
Awareness of current political institutions is an integral part of getting to know a particular culture ;
Revolution of 1789, through the upheavals of the 20th century. 3 major phases studied in detail (see Syllabi) :
The IFUPE gives classes in French as a foreign language, indispensable for foreign students. We tackle the teaching of French from a novel angle, via literary texts and the press. A module aimed at efficiency above all in the acquisition and mastery of French by our students.
Thanks to “la Francophonie“, France is not confined to the “Hexagon“. Consideration of her cultural influence via the spread of the French language and the relationship between France and different French-speaking geographical areas allows us to assess the country’s image abroad. Whether willingly held at a distance or merely the opposite of proximity, “la francophonie“ is among other things a means of measuring the spread of French culture abroad.
Creating an awareness of French society through different aspects of its present situation : a presentation of real facets of current social reality and thinking so that the lived reality
Tracking the evolution of the arts in France : Fine arts (painting, sculpture), Music, Theater, Cinema. Dynamic thematic and chronological approaches intended to convey both the intelligibility and the development of French artistic heritage :
Both an overview of literary history based on 3 major stages and the problems they raise, and a course on literature as such, based on
The aim is to retrace the major phases of French history, from the heritage of the Middle Ages to the modern era ushered in by the
8 teaching modules are offered for the cultural overview: History of France, Literature and Literary history, Artistic developments, Sociological approaches, Institutions and political life, History of ideas, Cultural influence, and French as a foreign language. You will find on this page the general presentation of this overview, the objective of which is an approach to French culture, both past and present. For details about these modules see the rubric Syllabi.