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Psychology, Philosophy, Culture, History and Law

French Culture - France as a Colonial Power past and present


Start date: 13th Apr 2021

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Alain Le Bourdon

Course code: 21SU012

The course will look at the reasons behind France wanting to become a colonial power. 

It will consider why certain regions of the world were chosen as targets for invasion by the French. 

The course will also look at the effect colonialism has had over the centuries in the colonies and in France.  Arcadia, Indochina, The Middle East, Polynesia , South and Central America and the Maghreb will be studied in more detail.  Finally,  the course will address the present situation and will look to the future.

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Alain Le Bourdon

Alain was educated in both France and the UK. Keen to partake in discussions about as many aspects of French life as possible using various media. Has a few years of experience in terms of teaching. Has been running a French film club for a number of years for the people of Harrogate

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