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Culture générale - CLT101/1 : General Culture 1


Mr Nicolas Wanlin, Humanities & Social Sciences Department



Visit of 2 cultural places


- the Sainte-Chapelle à Paris


- the Château de Versailles

- the Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou)


- the MACVAL (Museum of contemporary art in Vitry-sur-Seine: http://www.macval.fr/Institution)



After having visited 2 different cultural places, you are required to write a paper (between 800 and 1200 words) in English about your visit. The paper should be a personal report, through which you will highlight all or some of these points:

* The comparison of cultural heritage and contemporary artistic production;

* The way historic monuments and works of art intertwine various dimensions (historical, scientific, artistic, political, religious, etc.);

* How these 2 places affected your perception of history (recent and distant)

Papers will be assessed on:

* The originality and precision of your point of view;

* Your understanding of the cultural issues explored throughout the visits;

* The clarity and relevance of your argument.

Due date: Monday, November 11th, 8 PM.

Accepted file formats: doc, docx, gdoc, odt, pdf, rtf.


Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade américain

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Echanges PEI

Le rattrapage est autorisé (Note de rattrapage conservée)
    L'UE est acquise si note finale transposée >= D
    • Crédits ECTS acquis : 1 ECTS

    La note obtenue rentre dans le calcul de votre GPA.

    Pour les étudiants du diplôme Bachelor of Science de l'Ecole polytechnique

    Le rattrapage est autorisé
      L'UE est acquise si note finale transposée >= D
      • Crédits ECTS acquis : 1 ECTS
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