Tours de France: French History Seen through the Prism of Tours

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FREN 226
(1 c.u.)
  • Taught by Mélanie Péron
  • Fulfills Sector Requirement II: History & Tradition

This course introduces students to key chapters of French history from the Gallo-Roman period to World War II. As "lieux de mémoire" which witnessed and still bear the traces of a rich and eventful past, the streets and monuments of Tours guide our steps through this historical voyage. The major chapters of the historical narrative focus on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and World War II—periods that are clearly visible in the cityscape of Tours and its surroundings. The class will include regular outings to historic sites. This course may also be taken for 300-level credit (additional work required). Class meets four days a week for a total of six hours a week.

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