Course Description

ONLINE: This course is taught entirely in French, and will explore the following topics: the industrial revolution from the late 19th- to the early 20th-century in France, the rise of the bourgeoisie, the formation of the working class and the clash between the two classes. Living in overcrowded slums and working long hours, many workers, who often organized strikes, found socialism and Marxism appealing. These workers were brutally repressed by the owning class, who feared being overrun and losing their fortunes. Historical events will be studied through the lens of works by authors such as Balzac and Zola, as well as paintings by artists such as Degas, Manet and Cézanne. Each week, students will be asked to read or watch videos. This should take approximately 60 to 90 minutes of their time depending on their abilities in French. These supplements will enhance class discussions. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of life in France during that time. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 15.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Ouvriers et Bourgeois: au 19e siècle en France
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Feb 01, 2024 to Apr 04, 2024
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: Prerequisites for this course: high-intermediate or above French competency, a reliable internet connection and computer, knowledge on how to access websites and videos.

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