FRA2410 - Contemporary French History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

The course covers key periods in French history after 1500. The course gives an overview of important developments, and central issues in French history. The approach is historical, and the aim is to learn about history in order to understand contemporary society.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course

- have knowledge about the historical structures of French society


Candidates who have passed this course

- can analyze contemporary society from a historical perspective

- can express themselves in oral and written French about historical issues

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

- have abilities to critically reflect on historical changes in society

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

Teaching is in French. Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation (15 min)
  • Written assignment (2000 words)

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in French. Information about which dictionaries, if any, you are allowed to consult during the written exam will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Handouts during the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FRA2400 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: French

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • French
  • French Cultural Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2022-12-07 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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