Ancien Régime and French Revolution

Philip Whalen


This semester-long course is designed for upper-level history and humanities majors. It provides an overview of important elements, trends and developments in the political, social, economic, cultural, religious, and colonial history of France from the early seventeenth century through the French Revolution. These will be covered through a combination of lectures, in-class discussions, secondary readings, brief film clips, musical samples, and selected primary sources. Class meets once a week for 2.5 hours. No prior course-work in French history is required. Prior completion of Western Civilization is recommended.

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