LA V ème République remise en question

Course Dates: 07/05/20 - 11/06/20
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

La Vème République ne fait pas l'unanimité ! Créée en 1958 pour permettre à Gaulle de résoudre la crise

algérienne, elle a ensuite évolué à travers la personnalité de ses différents présidents avec des succès et des insuffisances provocant comme aujourd’hui polémiques et discussions.


What is the course about?

In these 6 sessions we will follow the main development of Vème république, the reasons and principles of the
constitution, the ways the different Présidents implemented it and shaped France. We will also discuss the pros and cons of this semi-présidentiel regime.

What will we cover?

- The birth of the Vth Republic in the shadow of the Algerian war
- The evolution of the Vth Republic since 1958
- The different French presidents
- Some crisis the regime overcame; Mai 68, alternances, cohabitations
- A divided France along prejudicial and political lines
- The “ surprise ” of E. Macron.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand and explain how the “ Vème République ” has been shaping France since 1958
- comprehend how the politic regim impacts on French politics issues.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have an advanced level of French (level 4 or 5), as the class will be delivered in French.
Some additional documents will be available in English.
You do not need to be an accomplished historian to enjoy the course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a lecture, and is therefore tutor-led. Your participation however will be requested. You might be ask to read
some short historical documents such as Dreyfus letters ‘extracts.
You will also learn by looking at pictures and watching some movies’ extracts, such as Presidents biographies and speeches extracts. You will be watching and ask to comment news bulletins and extracts of historical documentaries.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

More cultural website. See website.

Tutor Biographies
Frédéric Fournier

Frederic was born in a small village in Provence and goes back there every summer to meet his family and friends. However, aged 20, he moved to Paris and feels a bit like a "parisien". In Paris he followed courses at the Sorbonne University studiying " les humanités " ( Philosophy, psychologie and linguistic) and worked for some years as a journalist. He didn't like that job having to compromise too often with editorial and corporate lines. Frederic went on delivering courses and teaching material in refugees camps in south east Asia. There he discovered in education the human touch he missed in journalism. Back in Europe he took several teaching positions first in France then in London involving French as a foreign language and French for business with Westmister, City and Birkbeck Universities. His teaching is focused around his students' needs. For the last ten years Frederic has been delivering lectures and workshops at citylit around historical and cultural subjects such as " Versailles, Le métro de Paris, la Révolution Francaise, Napoléon, la colonisation et la décolonisation, Ch. De Gaulle ( The stateman, not the airport ) and others.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: LFW48

Thu, day, 07 May - 11 Jun '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £73.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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