The French Revolution and Napolean

Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the origins and development of the French Revolution and Napoleon, from the end of the Ancien Regime (1788) to the fall of Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo (1815). This may be offered as a Summer School course.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. display understanding of the origins of the Revolution and its impact on French society between 1788-1815;

2. display an ability to critically analyze primary and secondary documents in the history field;

3. be able to critically discuss and research aspects of the Revolution and Napoleon in France and Europe;

4. be able to bring historical knowledge to bear upon the understanding of present-day issues associated with Revolution, war, conquest, resistance, and collaboration.

Content

This course will present an overview of the French Revolution and the European wars it engendered between 1788-1815. Major topics to be addressed within this overview include: the Enlightenment; the origins of the Revolution; the impact of the Revolution on French and European societies; the Terror; the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte; the construction of the first French Empire; the reaction of both the European elites and the peoples of Europe to French conquest and the defeat of France by the allied powers.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Two written assignments

In Term Test: Class test

Participation: Class participation demonstrating preparation and involvement

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials commence in week 2