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FRENCH

> Level 1
FR 1021
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Potts

Pre-requisite(s): May only be taken in conjunction with FR 1018.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1022.

This intensive course is intended for beginners wishing to proceed with French studies beyond Level 1.

Introduction to twentieth-century French and Francophone culture and society through a study of a selection of films, short prose texts, poetry, bande dessinée (cartoon) and socio-political documents, organised around the broad themes of ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Gender, Sexuality and Love’.

In addition to formal lecture and tutorial teaching, students are expected to follow a programme of directed self learning via materials made available on the course WebCT site.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

1 short written assessment in week 3; two further written assessments in weeks 8 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 1022
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Potts

Pre-requisite(s): Higher or A level in French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1021.

Twentieth-century French and Francophone culture and society through a study of a selection of films, short prose texts, poetry, bande dessinée (cartoon) and socio-political documents, organised around the broad themes of ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Gender, Sexuality and Love’.

In addition to formal lecture and tutorial teaching, students are expected to follow a programme of directed self learning via materials made available on the course WebCT site.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

1 short written assessment in week 3; two further written assessments in weeks 8 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 1023
LEVEL 1 FRENCH LANGUAGE 1A: BEGINNERS/NEAR BEGINNERS (STANDARD GRADE/GCSE OR BELOW)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Áine Larkin

Pre-requisite(s): Students will be allocated to the appropriate level 1 French language course (FR 1018; FR 1019; FR 1020; FR 1023, FR 1024; FR 1025) on the basis of a diagnostic test taken at the beginning of the academic year.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1019; FR 1020; FR 1023 or FR 1024.

This intensive language course is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of French. It concentrates on the acquisition of basic grammar and vocabulary, and on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. In addition to the four weekly classes, students will complete a structured programme of self learning in the Language Centre (1 hour per week).

2 one-hour lecture, 1 one-hour tutorial, 1 one-hour oral class per week.

1st Attempt:  1 two-hour written examination (80%) and  in-course assessment: 4 linguistic exercises (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Weekly formative assessments of different aspects of written French language.

Written and/or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

FR 1024
LEVEL 1 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2A: INTERMEDIATE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Students will be allocated to the appropriate level 1 French language course (FR 1023; FR 1024; FR 1025) on the basis of a diagnostic test taken at the beginning of the academic year.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1023 or FR 1025.

The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, grammar and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning including aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 one-hour written language class; 1 one-hour grammar class; 1 one-hour oral class per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

4 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

FR 1025
LEVEL 1 FRENCH LANGUAGE 3A: PROFICIENT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Students will be allocated to the appropriate level 1 French language course (FR 1023; FR 1024; FR 1025) on the basis of a diagnostic test taken at the beginning of the academic year.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1023 or FR 1024.

The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, aural language and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning including aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 one-hour written language class; 1 one-hour aural language class; 1 one-hour oral class per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (66%) and 1 ninety-minute aural/oral examination (34%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (66%) and 1 aural/oral examination (34%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language, and 1 formative assessment of aural French language, and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

FR 1521
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Potts

Pre-requisite(s): May only be taken in conjunction with FR 1518.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1022 or FR 1522.

This intensive course is intended for beginners wishing to proceed with French studies beyond Level 1.

Introduction to twentieth-century French and Francophone culture and society through a study of a selection of films, short prose texts, poetry and socio-political documents, organised around the broad themes of ‘Resistance and Collaboration in World War II’ and ‘Colonialism and its Aftermath’.

In addition to formal lecture and tutorial teaching, students are expected to follow a programme of directed self learning via materials made available on the course WebCT site.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

1 short written assessment in week 3; two further written assessments in weeks 8 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 1522
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Potts

Pre-requisite(s): Higher or A level in French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1021.

Twentieth-century French and Francophone culture and society through a study of a selection of films, short prose texts, poetry, and socio-political documents, organised around the broad themes of ‘Resistance and Collaboration in World War II’ and ‘Colonialism and its Aftermath’.

In addition to formal lecture and tutorial teaching, students are expected to follow a programme of directed self learning via materials made available on the course WebCT site.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial  per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

1 short written assessment in week 3; two further written assessments in weeks 8 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 1523
LEVEL 1 FRENCH LANGUAGE 1B: BEGINNERS/NEAR BEGINNERS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Áine Larkin

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1018 but may also be taken (i) by students who have studied French for at least 3 years and pass a diagnostic test at an appropriate level; (ii) by students who have failed FR 1019.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1520.

Building on work done in FR1018 the course will develop greater receptive and productive language skills, enabling students to understand authentic spoken and written French, and to express themselves in speech and writing with a reasonable degree of facility and accuracy. In addition to the four weekly classes, students will complete a structured programme of self learning in the Language Centre (1 hour per week).

3 one-hour written language classes, 1 one-hour oral class per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); 1 oral examination (20%); and in-course assessment: 4 linguistic exercises (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and 1 oral examination (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Weekly formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

Written and/or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

FR 1524
LEVEL 1 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2B/3B: INTERMEDIATE/PROFICIENT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Normally either FR 1025 or FR 1024, but may also be taken by students who have studied French for at least five years and pass a diagnostic test at an appropriate level.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 1523.

Building on work done in FR 1024 or FR 1025, the course will develop greater receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, aural language and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning including aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 one-hour written language class; 1 one-hour aural language class; 1 one-hour oral class per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (66%) and 1 ninety-minute aural/oral examination (34%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (66%) and 1 aural/oral examination (34%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language, 1 formative assessment of aural French language, and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

 

> Level 2
FR 2002
ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 1520 or (for Accelerated Degree entry only) A level at grade B or Advanced Higher at Grade A in French.

Building on work done in FR 1520, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive (aural comprehension capacity through tuition based on audio and video material; reading comprehension through analysis of written French and translation into English) and productive (composition and letter-writing; translation into French; oral language). Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 fortnightly one-hour aural comprehension class; 1 fortnightly reading comprehension and composition class.

Summative assessment:
1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of aural French language; and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

FR 2009
FRENCH IDENTITIES: INDIVIDUAL AND NATION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1022 or FR 1522 or (for Accelerated Degree only) A level at Grade B or Advanced Higher at Grade A in French.

The course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between individual and nation, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two further written assessments in weeks 6 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 2011
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH IDENTITIES INDIVIDUAL AND NATION A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1021 or FR 1521.

This introductory course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between individual and nation, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week.

Summative assessment:
1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two written assessments in weeks 6 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 2012
ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 1518 / FR 1523.

Building on work done in FR 1518 / FR 1523, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive (aural comprehension capacity through tuition based on audio and video material; reading comprehension through analysis of written French and translation into English) and productive (composition and letter-writing; translation into French; oral language). Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills. An additional grammar hour covers areas of grammar not covered in previous courses. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 fortnightly one-hour aural comprehension class; 1 fortnightly reading comprehension and composition class; 1 weekly additional grammar hour.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of aural French language; and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

FR 2502
ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 2002

Building on work done in FR 2002, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive (aural comprehension capacity through tuition based on audio and video material; reading comprehension through analysis of written French and translation into English) and productive (composition and letter-writing; translation into French; oral language). Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the further development of both sets of skills. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 fortnightly one-hour aural comprehension class; 1 fortnightly reading comprehension and composition class.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of aural French language; and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

FR 2509
FRENCH IDENTITIES CENTRE AND PERIPHERY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1022 or FR 1522 or (for Accelerated Degree only) A level at Grade B or Advanced Higher at Grade A in French.

The course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between centre and periphery in France and Francophone countries, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two written assessments in weeks 6 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 2510
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LINGUISTICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1518 or FR 1520.

The course, which aims at breadth rather than depth of coverage, introduces students to all the major areas of linguistic study as they relate to the French language: pronunciation; sentence structure; words and meanings; French as a world language and French in use in its social and historical context. Students are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical analysis of samples of real French.

2 one-hour lecture/workshops per week.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Four written assessments, in weeks 3, 6, 8 and 11.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and workshop participation is also given. Students are encouraged to seek further feedback on an individual basis.

FR 2511
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH IDENTITIES CENTRE AND PERIPHERY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Normally FR 1021 or FR 1521.

This introductory course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between centre and periphery in France and Francophone countries, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one- hour tutorial per week.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework (average CAS of 12) will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two written assessments in weeks 6 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

FR 2512
ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 2012

Building on work done in FR 2012, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive (aural comprehension capacity through tuition based on audio and video material; reading comprehension through analysis of written French and translation into English) and productive (composition and letter-writing; translation into French; oral language). Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills. An additional grammar hour covers areas of grammar not covered in previous courses. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 fortnightly one-hour aural comprehension class; 1 fortnightly reading comprehension and composition class; 1 weekly additional grammar hour.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework covering a range of linguistic skills will exempt candidates from the examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written French language; 1 formative assessment of aural French language; and 1 formative assessment of oral French language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

 

> Level 3
FR 3003
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 5
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 2502 or FR 2512

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers.

2 one-hour seminars (one written, one oral) per week until Easter of second half-session thereafter one hour per week (written).

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: five language exercises equally weighted (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3033
THE MIDDLE AGES IN FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4033. It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course studies a selection of short French texts written between 1150 and 1300. These cover a range of different genres, including narrative verse, lyric poetry, courtly romance and early drama, and they illustrate contrasting values and contrasting attiudes to the role of men and women in the society of the period. The background of the period is also studied, covering such topics as the production and reception of medieval, as opposed to modern, texts; feudalism, courtly love.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3034
HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4034 (History and Structure of the French Language B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course offers an introduction to French linguistics in, so far as possible, a non-technical way. Three major areas are explored : language and society; aspects of grammar; words and meanings. Each of these areas is considered from two points of view : first, that of the overall structure of contemporary French, which will occupy the majority of class time; second, that of the historical developments in each area (generally from around 1650) which have made the language what it is today.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3039
INVENTING THE SELF: LITERARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN POST-WAR FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4039 (Inventing the Self : Literary Autobiography in Post-war France B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Through a detailed study of a selection of autobiographies from World War II to the present, this course will examine the way in which major French writers have adopted and transformed the autobiographical genre to pursue such questions as the relationship of life to art, the nature of memory, the unconscious, and the transformation of the self through time as well as through the very process of autobiographical writing.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3040
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH THOUGHT A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4040 (Contemporary French Thought B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course will examine the development of French thought since the 1950s through the study of the writings of a number of important intellectual figures. In particular, we will look at the ways in which each of the writers questions and redefines a particular field of knowledge (such as linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, history or psycho-analysis).

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3041
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 1
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): May be taken only by Junior Honours candidates in French (Single Honours).

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student?s overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: French Honours language examinations (100%). Any student who follows this course but decides not to proceed to Level 4 will be examined by in-course assessment: five language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria (though these marks do not count towards the classification of the degree), and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3042
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): May be taken only by Junior Honours candidates in French (Joint Honours).

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: French Honours language examinations (100%). Any student who follows this course but decides not to proceed to Level 4 will be examined by in-course assessment: five language exercises (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria (though these marks do not count towards the classification of the degree), and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3045
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 9
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above. Available only to Honours candidates in European Studies.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

An intensive programme of language exercises is designed to develop competence in a variety of different registers.

1 one-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: six language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3048 / FR 3548
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 14/15
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R. Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above. Available only to Honours candidates in European Studies.

An intensive programme of language exercises is designed to develop competence in a variety of different registers.

1 one-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment; three language exercises equally weighted (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3049
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 16
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 2512 or FR 2502. Available only to European Studies students in Programme Year 4, studying two languages.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 5 language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (75%) and 1 oral examination (25%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3055
RESIDENCE ABROAD PROJECT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N. Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): 240 credits by the end of level 2. May be taken only by students studying in a French-speaking country prior to entry to Junior Honours French (single or joint).

Note(s): The work for this course is completed during the period of residence abroad, and submitted at the start of the Junior Honours year.

Students will choose a topic of social, cultural or political interest in the country/region/town where they are residing and research and analyse it in detail. They will then write an ethnographic report in French of c. 4000 words describing this topic. They may choose to focus on themes such as: student life at their university (comparisons with experiences in Aberdeen); local political life and debates (national or regional); artistic and cultural life in the town where they are staying, etc.

This course will follow a distance-learning model. As such, students will be able to contact the course coordinator by email while they are abroad. This will allow students to discuss any concerns or queries they may have with the course coordinator.

1st Attempt: Ethnographic report 2,000 to 2,400 words (100%)

Resit: Resubmission of ethnographic report (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students discuss draft plans for their report with the course coordinator by e-mail. The assignment receives a CAS mark, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is offered on a one-to-one basis.

FR 3058
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 6
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Erasmus students.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

A range of source texts, including passages of journalism, will be studied, and the translation issues which they pose will be examined. As well as direct translation, use will also be made of comparative translation, through discourse analysis.

1 one-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: three language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3059
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 12
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Erasmus students.

A range of source texts, including passages of journalism, will be studied, and the translation issues which they pose will be examined. As well as direct translation, use will also be made of comparative translation, through discourse analysis.

1 one-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3063
PARIS: TRANSNATIONAL CITY OF CULTURE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4036 (Paris : Transnational City of Culture B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course will examine the conditions of "postcolonial" cultural production in Paris, with a focus on music and film. The first part of this course will focus on an introduction to the nature of cultural production, French cultural policy as well as urban, postcolonial and transnationalism theories. Once students are grounded in the theoretical issues, the course will move on to a series of case-studies of post-migrant artists and artistic genres in order to look at how the city space can be used and represented.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3066
NEW WAVE PARIS A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Tribout

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4066 (New Wave Paris B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Through a detailed analysis of a number of seminal films, the course explores the ways in which the city of Paris has been a source of inspiration for a number of French film directors who contributed to the transformation of urban culture in the 1960s. The course provides an introduction to the cinematic construction of urban space and to the myth of Paris as a modern city, and concentrates on la nouvelle vague, through a study of a number of its most influential directors. Films covered may vary from year to year, but might include examples such as Les quatre cents coups, dir. Francois Truffaut, 1959; Zazie dans le metro, dir. Louis Malle, 1960; Le Signe du Lion, dir. Eric Rohmer, 1962; Cleo de 5 a 7, dir. Agnes Varda, 1962; Paris nous appartient, dir. Jacques Rivette, 1961; Bande a part, dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1964; Le joli mai, dir. Chris Marker, 1963; Critique de la separation, dir. Guy Debord, 1961.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3067 / FR 3567
NOVELS OF THEIR CENTURY A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4565 (Novels of their Century B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Three canonical French 'novels of their century' will be studied, one each from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, together with well-known film adaptations of these novels. The course will consider the significance of these landmark novels within the historical and cultural context of their respective centuries, and explore more generally the question of cinematic adaptation of literature.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3068 / FR 3568
THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NOVEL IN FRENCH A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4561 (The Twenty-First Century Novel in French B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The French novel has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, and the aim of this course is to study a representative selection of novels published in French since 2000 by some of the best, and best-known, contemporary writers. Students will study the main themes and stylistic innovations of these novels, and place them within the broader context of the tradition of the twentieth and twenty-first century novel in French. The selected works may change from year to year but might consider texts by authors such as, for example, Jean Echenoz, Marie Ndiaye, Am?lie Nothomb, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieusecq and Tiermo Mon?nembo.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3069
LITERATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGE-MAKING INTERACTIONS A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Larkin

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4065 (Literature and Photography : Image-making Interactions B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

By examining a collection of texts from the last 150 years, both texts specifically about photography and literary texts in which photography or a photograph figure prominently, the course will examine the history of the medium, changing cultural practices and attitudes associated with it, and the ways in which photography is used thematically and stylistically by the writers on the course.

1 two-hour seminar per week or 2 one-hour seminars.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3070
THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4057 (The Politics of Difference in Contemporary France B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the political and philosophical challenges of reconciling equality and the recognition of cultural difference within French political culture. The first half of the course deals with the theoretical and philosophical debates about the challenge posed by cultural difference in France, placing them in their historical context. The second half of the course will focus more heavily on specific case studies and challenges that have arisen over the last twenty years. Difference will be conceptualised in its broadest sense, and will include issues relating to migration, regionalism, gender, and sexual orientation.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3527
LEVEL 3 FRENCH LANGUAGE 7
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): FR 2502 or FR 2512

Co-requisite(s): FR 3041 or FR 3042. May be taken only by mode B Junior Honours candidates in French, studying in a French-speaking country.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

The course, open only to mode B Junior Honours students of French, fulfilling their residence requirements in a French-speaking country, complements FR 3041 and FR 3042. An intensive programme of written language exercises is designed to develop competence in a variety of different registers. The Junior and Senior Honours Language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

Required field work: regular submission of written material by correspondence.

Required field work: regular submission of written material by correspondence.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour language examination (100%).

Any student who follows this course but decides not to proceed to level 4 will be examined by in-course assessment: 3 linguistic exercises equally weighted (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments returned to students have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria (though these marks do not count towards the classification of the degree), and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. The tutor may be contacted by e-mail if further feedback is sought.

FR 3535
FRENCH THEATRE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4535 (French Theatre B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Students will initially participate in a series of discussions focused on central aspects of drama such as character, plot, showing vs. telling, audiences, etc. Thereafter, some classes will be devoted to the study of a series of representative dramatic works from various periods, either in print or on film, chosen for the light they throw on aspects of theatricality, while other classes will consist of seminars on more general topics.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3537
FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN LITERATURE AND FILM A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4537(Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Film B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course will introduce students to the literature and cinema of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean. After some general historical and social background, texts and films by individual authors and film directors will be studied, and there will be discussion of the general issues arising out of the films and texts taken separately, as well as the interrelation between them. The main themes will be: literature and cinema as historical documents; conditions of production, distribution (and exhibition); colonialism/post-colonialism/neo-colonialism; the language question; humour and political satire; and gender and the cinematic gaze.

2 one-hour seminars per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3562
THE RENAISSANCE IN FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4562 (The Renaissance in France B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course aims to help students achieve an understanding and appreciation of a number of French literary works of the sixteenth century, within the broader context of the European Renaissance. Prose fiction of Rabelais is studied together with the work of a major sixteenth-century French poet. Some non-French writing of the period is also studied (in English translation), as well as topics such as the renewal of interest in classical antiquity, the development of printing and social change.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3566
THOUGHT AND LAUGHTER IN EARLY MODERN FRENCH LITERATURE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Tribout

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4563 (Thought and Laughter in Early Modern French Literature B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

After some consideration of the historical, aesthetic and philosophical contexts of the set texts (including an introduction to rationalism, libertinage, scepticism and the Enlightenment), a selection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century works will be studied in detail, chosen for the way in which they exemplify the use of humour in the context of philosophical debate, entertaining the reader, but concealing unorthodox thoughts, and challenging notions of religion and toleraration, science and superstition, social organization and authority. Texts may change from year to year, but might include, for example, Molière's Dom Juan, Voltaire's Candide or Jacques le Fataliste by Diderot, etc.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3569
FRENCH LANGUAGE FOR SPECIALIZED PURPOSES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R. Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Single or Joint Junior Honours students in French.

Students will be introduced to, and work with, authentic language material relating to various professional contexts. The work of the course will involve composition and report writing, translation, oral presentations, and discussion panels on specific topics related to the contexts mentioned above.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: 4 equally weighted assignments (three written and one oral) (100%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (60%) and one oral presentation (40%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignments have a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 3570
FRENCH CINEMA A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4570 (French Cinema B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

An introductory overview of the history of the French cinema will be followed by detailed study of a number of films. The introduction will stress the particular status of film as a serious art form in France, and the position of the French cinema in relation to that of the rest of Europe and Hollywood. It will study the cinema's response to and reflection of the major historical events of the twentieth century in France. The detailed study will be organised chronologically, from the 1930s up to the 1990s, but will concentrate on the aesthetic and formal aspects of the films to be studied.

2 one-hour seminars per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FS 35LC
FRENCH CINEMA: HISTORIES, THEORIES, CONTEXTS
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L McMahon

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

An introductory overview of the history of French cinema will be followed by detailed study of a number of French and Francophone films. The introduction will stress the particular status of film as a serious art form in France, and the position of French cinema in relation to that of the rest of Europe and Hollywood. It will study the cinema's response to and reflection of the major historical events of the twentieth century in France. Through case studies that engage with Francophone postcolonial contexts, the course also invites critical reflection on the concept of French cinema as a particular site of cultural investment. The detailed study will be organised chronologically, from the 1930s to contemporary film, but will concentrate on the aesthetic and formal aspects of the films to be studied.

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In course assessment: two written assignments (2,000-2,500 words) (40% each); 1 ten-minute presentation (10%); seminar participation (10%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

Feedback will be provided on work completed during the course (the essay and the presentation).

 

> Level 4

PLEASE NOTE: Resit: (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

FR 4566
THOUGHT AND LAUGHTER IN EARLY MODERN FRENCH LITERATURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Tribout

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3563 (Thought and Laughter in Early Modern French Literature A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

After some consideration of the historical, aesthetic and philosophical contexts of the set texts (including an introduction to rationalism, libertinage, scepticism and the Enlightenment), a selection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century works will be studied in detail, chosen for the way in which they exemplify the use of humour in the context of philosophical debate, entertaining the reader, but concealing unorthodox thoughts, and challenging notions of religion and toleraration, science and superstition, social organization and authority. Texts may change from year to year, but might include, for example, Moliere's Dom Juan, Voltaire's Candide or Jacques le Fataliste by Diderot, etc. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment; two written assignments of 2000-2400 words (50% each)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4004
LEVEL 4 FRENCH LANGUAGE 3
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R. Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR 3003 or FR 3041 or FR 3042.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers.

Two one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment ; five language exercises equally weighted (100%).

See French Handbook for detailed explanation.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative as well as a summative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4033
THE MIDDLE AGES IN FRANCE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3033 (The Middle Ages in France A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course studies a selection of short French texts written between 1150 and 1300. These cover a range of different genres, including narrative verse, lyric poetry, courtly romance and early drama, and they illustrate contrasting values and contrasting attitudes to the role of men and women in the society of the period. The background of the period is also studied, covering such topics as the production and reception of medieval, as opposed to modern, texts; feudalism; courtly love. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

Two one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4034
HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G. Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3034 (History and Structure of the French Language A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course offers an introduction to French linguistics in, so far as possible, a non-technical way. Three major areas are explored : language and society; aspects of grammar; words and meanings. Each of these areas is considered from two points of view:

That of the overall structure of contemporary French, which will occupy the majority of class time.
That of the historical developments in each area (generally from around 1650) which have made the language what it is today.

In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2,000 to 2,400 words (50% each).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4036
FRENCH EMBLEM LITERATURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor A Saunders

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3036 (French Emblem Literature A). This course will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Emblem literature, with its combination of word and image, was popular across Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for its usefulness both as a teaching tool and as a source of iconographic inspiration, but France was several decades ahead of the rest of Europe. The course will examine a selection of French emblem books, noting the rich diversity of practice, and analyse the ways in which they could be used as vehicles for social comment as well as for political or religious propaganda, and for practical purposes as pattern books for artists in other media such as embroidery, tapestry, painting, woodcarving. Some English emblems will also be studied. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour meeting per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments (100%).

FR 4040
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH THOUGHT B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4034. It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course will examine the development of French thought since the 1950s through the study of the writings of a number of important intellectual figures. In particular, we will look at the ways in which each of the writers questions and redefines a particular field of knowledge (such as linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, history or psycho analysis). In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt:In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4049
INVENTING THE SELF: LITERARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN THE POST-WAR FRANCE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3039 (Inventing the self : Literary Autobiography in Post-war France A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Through a detailed study of a selection of autobiographies from World War II to the present, this course will examine the way in which major French writers have adapted and transformed the autobiographical genre to pursue such questions as the relationship of life to art, the nature of memory, the unconscious, and the transformation of the self through time as well as through the very process of autobiographical writing. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4051
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FILM B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as a part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3051 (Contemporary French Film A). The course will not be available in 2011/12.

The course focuses on contemporary French directors whose works explore questions of desire, sexuality and death. These timeless topics are treated in new and often provocative ways allowing the following questions to be discussed: what is the relation between formalism and socio-political engagement in the works of the directors? How do the filmmakers relate to the traditions that they do not belong to (i.e. first of all Hollywood and La nouvelle vague)? What do the directors tell us about cinema and contemporary society? Directors discussed include Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Lucille Hadzihalilovic and Francois Ozon among others.

1 two-hour seminar/meeting per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment, two written assignments (100%).

FR 4052
FRENCH DISSERTATION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): May be taken only by Honours candidates in French.

A dissertation of 8,000 words on a subject to be decided in consultation with the Course Co-ordinator, to be researched and written (under supervision by a member of staff) in the second half session of Junior Honours, and submitted at the beginning of Senior Honours.

Individual supervision over 12 weeks (6 hours).

1st Attempt: Dissertation of 8,000 words

Resit: Not normally available

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative feedback occurs during the scheduled metings with the dissertation supervisor

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4056
MAY '68
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3056 ('May '68). It will not be available in 2011/12.

The first part of this course will focus on the historical and cultural background that led to the events of May '68. Once students are grounded in this material, the course will move on to examine this multi-faceted event in greater detail, and then, in conclusion, survey the legacy of May '68 and some of the continuing debates surrounding its interpretation in contemporary French culture. In addition, students will be required to investigate the international ramifications of the cultural and political events of 1968.

2 one-hour meetings per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

FR 4058 / FR 4558
FRENCH SENIOR HONOURS SEMINAR 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): May be taken only by Senior Honours candidates in French.

Note(s): Senior Honours students may take this course in EITHER half-session.

This seminar programme, taught over a half-session, covers a broad range of topics embracing cultural, aesthetic, philosophical and literary matters, as well as political and social ideas. Students are expected to research material for the seminars, present this material in an articulate and persuasive manner, and organise a follow up discussion. In this way the seminars will complement the level 4 language classes, as well as the optional courses, and prepare students for the composition paper.

An average of 1 two-hour seminars per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Oral examination (100%).

FR 4059
LEVEL 4 FRENCH LANGUAGE 1
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R. Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR3041

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: French Honours language examinations: 3 three-hour written examinations (100%)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria (though these marks do not count towards the classification of the degree), and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4060
LEVEL 4 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R. Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): FR3042

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Language teaching falls into three broad areas all of which complement each other and contribute to the student's overall command of the French language. One class taken by a native French speaker focuses on oral communicative skills; while another develops competence in the written language at a formal level and also concentrates on the practical applications of language, developing both written and spoken competence in a variety of different registers. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: 2 x three-hour written examinations (100%)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

All assignments done in classes have a formative role.

Written assignments completed as homework receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria (though these marks do not count towards the classification of the degree), and written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. For activities carried out in class verbal feedback is given by the tutor and other members of the group. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4061
THE FRENCH ENLIGHTENMENT B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Co-requisite(s): Reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3061 (The French Enlightenment A). It will not be available in 2011-12.

The course looks at the French Enlightenment in its historical context. Readings of texts chosen from a diverse range of sources will convey the many dimensions of this complex historical event. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of reading and independent research and by synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

First attempt: In-course assessment; two written assignments (100%).

Resit: One two-hour written examination.

FR 4062
INTERWAR LITERATURE AND POLITICS B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3062 (Interwar Literature and Politics A). It will not be available in 2010/11.

The course looks at French society, literature and thought in the interwar period. Through readings of novels, pamphlets, sociological and philosophical texts by writers like Andre Breton, Georges Bataille, André Malraux, Robert Brasillach, Georges Sorel and Paul Nizan the following topics will be discussed: literature and communism, the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the existential and political use of myths, fascism and the fear of decadence. Students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research setting the topics treated in their wider contexts, and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour meetings per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments (100%).

FR 4063
PARIS: TRANSNATIONAL CITY OF CULTURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N. Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3036 (Paris : Transnational City of Culture A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course will examine the conditions of "postcolonial" cultural production in Paris, with a focus on music and film. The first part of this course will focus on an introduction to the nature of cultural production, French cultural policy as well as urban, postcolonial and transnationalism theories. Once students are grounded in the theoretical issues, the course will move on to a series of case-studies of post-migrant artists and artistic genres in order to look at how the city space can be used and represented. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Resit: 1 two-hour written examination

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4066
NEW WAVE PARIS B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B. Tribout

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3066 (New Wave Paris A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Through a detailed analysis of a number of seminal films, the course explores the ways in which the city of Paris has been a source of inspiration for a number of French film directors who contributed to the transformation of urban culture in the 1960s. The course provides an introduction to the cinematic construction of urban space and to the myth of Paris as a modern city, and concentrates on la nouvelle vague, through a study of a number of its most influential directors. (Films covered may vary from year to year, but might include examples such as Les quatre cents coups, dir. Francois Truffaut, 1959; Zazie dans le metro, dir. Louis Malle, 1960; Le Signe du Lion, dir. Eric Rohmer, 1962; Cleo de 5 a 7, dir. Agnes Varda, 1962; Paris nous appartient, dir. Jacques Rivette, 1961; Bande a part, dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1964; Le joli mai, dir. Chris Marker, 1963; Critique de la separation, dir. Guy Debord, 1961.) In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4067 / FR 4567
NOVELS OF THEIR CENTURY B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor. M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3565 (Novels of their Century A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Three canonical French 'novels of their century' will be studied, one each from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, together with well-known film adaptations of these novels. The course will consider the significance of these landmark novels within the historical and cultural context of their respective centuries, and explore more generally the question of cinematic adaptation of literature. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4068 / FR 4568
THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NOVEL IN FRENCH B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3561 (The Twenty-First Century Novel in French A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The French novel has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, and the aim of this course is to study a representative selection of novels published in French since 2000 by some of the best, and best-known, contemporary writers. Students will study the main themes and stylistic innovations of these novels, and place them within the broader context of the tradition of the twentieth and twenty-first century novel in French. The selected works may change from year to year but might consider texts by authors such as, for example, Jean Echenoz, Marie Ndiaye, Am?lie Nothomb, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieusecq and Tiermo Mon?nembo. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4069
LITERATURE AND PHOTOTGRAPHY: IMAGE-MAKING INTERACTIONS B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Larkin

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3065 (Literature and Photography : Image-making Interactions A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

By examining a collection of texts from the last 150 years, both texts specifically about photography and literary texts in which photography or a photograph figure prominently, the course will examine the history of the medium, changing cultural practices and attitudes associated with it, and the ways in which photography is used thematically and stylistically by the writers on the course. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment, two written assignments 2,000 to 2,400 words (50% each).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4070
THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N. Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3057 (The Politics of Difference in Contemporary France A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the political and philosophical challenges of reconciling equality and the recognition of cultural difference within French political culture. The first half of the course deals with the theoretical and philosophical debates about the challenge posed by cultural difference in France, placing them in their historical context. The second half of the course will focus more heavily on specific case studies and challenges that have arisen over the last twenty years. Difference will be conceptualised in its broadest sense, and will include issues relating to migration, regionalism, gender, and sexual orientation. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4071 / FR 4571
SENIOR HONOURS SEMINAR
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): May be taken only by Senior Honours candidates in French.

Note(s): Senior Honours students may take this course in EITHER half-session.

This seminar programme, taught over a half-session, covers a broad range of topics embracing cultural, aesthetic, philosophical and literary matters, as well as political and social ideas. Students are expected to research material for the seminars, present this material in an articulate and persuasive manner, and organise a follow up discussion. In this way the seminars will complement the level 4 language class, as well as the optional courses, and prepare students for the composition paper and particularly the oral examination.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 hour oral (finals) examination (15 minutes + 45 minutes preparation) (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students are given the opportunity to work on their research and their presentation throughout the year. Each person has several opportunities to practise in front of their peers, with feedback coming from both the lecturer and the other students.

Feedback is delivered verbally throughout the course; this course is highly practical, with a coaching-based teaching approach.

FR 4533
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor A Saunders

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3533 (Literature and Society in Seventeenth-Century France A). This course will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course will examine, in the context of their time, a number of French writers of the seventeenth century. Topics dealt with will include the development of drama; Versailles and the Sun King; social ideals and the notion of gentlemanliness. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, and by synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour meeting per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments (100%).

FR 4535
FRENCH THEATRE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G. Hesketh

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3535 (French Theatre A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Students will initially participate in a series of discussions focused on central aspects of drama such as character, plot, showing vs. telling, audiences, etc. Thereafter, some classes will be devoted to the study of a series of representative dramatic works from various periods, either in print or on film, chosen for the light they throw on aspects of theatricality, while other classes will consist of seminars on more general topics. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4537
FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN LITERATURE AND FILM B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3537 (Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Film A). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course will introduce students to the literature and cinema of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean. After some general historical and social background, texts and films by individual authors and film directors will be studied, and there will be discussion of the general issues arising out of the films and texts taken separately, as well as the interrelation between them. The main themes will be: literature and cinema as historical documents; conditions of production, distribution (and exhibition); colonialism/post-colonialism/neo-colonialism; the language question; humour and political satire; and gender and the cinematic gaze. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week; film showings as necessary.

In-course assessment: two written assignments 2000 to 2400 words (50% each)


Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

FR 4557
POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kiwan

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as a part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3557 (The Politics of Difference in Contemporary France A). It will be available in 2011/12 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the political and philosophical challenges of reconciling equality and the recognition of cultural difference within French political culture. The first half of this twelve-week course deals with the theoretical and philosophical debates about the challenge posed by cultural difference in France, placing them in historical context. The second half of the course will focus more heavily on specific case studies and challenges that have arisen over the last 20 years. Difference will be conceptualised in its broadest sense - and will include issues relating to regionalism, migration, gender, and sexual orientation. Students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider contexts, and synthesising material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment, two written assignments (100%).

FR 4561
THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NOVEL IN FRENCH B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3561 (The Twenty-First Century Novel in French A).

Available in session 2011/12 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Students will study the main themes and stylistic innovations of the contemporary novels, and place them within the broader context of the tradition of the twentieth and twenty-first century novel in French.

The course will look at novels by the following authors - Jean Echenoz, Marie Ndiaye, Amelié Nothomb, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieusecq and Tierno Monénembo.

2 one-hour seminars or 1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st attempt: In-course assessment; two written assignments (100%)
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

FR 4562
THE RENAISSANCE IN FRANCE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor A Saunders

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3562 (The Renaissance in France A).

The course aims to help students achieve an understanding and appreciation of a number of French literary works of the sixteenth century, within the broader context of the European Renaissance. Prose fiction of Rabelais is studied together with the work of two major sixteenth-century French poets. Some non-French writing of the period is also studied (in English translation), as well as topics such as the renewal of interest in classical antiquity, the development of printing and social change. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour meetings per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments (100%).

FR 4566
THOUGHT AND LAUGHTER IN EARLY MODERN FRENCH LITERATURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Tribout

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR3566 (Thought and Laughter in Early Modern French Literature A). It will be available in AY 2011/12 and in alternate years thereafter.

After some considerations to the historical, aesthetic and philosophical contexts of the set texts (including an introduction to rationalism, libertinage, scepticism and the Enlightenment), five works will be studied in detail: L’autre monde ou Histoire comique des Etats et Empires de la Lune by Cyrano de Bergerac ; Dom Juan by Molière ; Fables by La Fontaine ; Candide by Voltaire ; and Jacques le Fataliste by Diderot. Students will be directed to study the specific features of each work as well as encouraged to draw parallels between the set texts.

2 one-hour seminars or one 2-hour seminar per week.

1st attempt: In-course assessment; two written assignments (2,000- 2,500 words each) (100%: 50% per assignment).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

FR 4570
FRENCH CINEMA B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. Jubb

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3570 (French Cinema A). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

An introductory overview of the history of the French cinema will be followed by detailed study of a number of films. The introduction will stress the particular status of film as a serious art form in France, and the position of the French cinema in relation to that of the rest of Europe and Hollywood. It will study the cinema's response to and reflection of the major historical events of the twentieth century in France. The detailed study will be organised chronologically, from the 1930s up to the 1990s, but will concentrate on the aesthetic and formal aspects of the films to be studied. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

2 one-hour seminars per week; film showings as necessary.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 2,000 to 2,400 words (50% each).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.