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FR2514: INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH IDENTITIES CENTRE AND PERIPHERY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:19


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a variety of texts which focus on the theme of relationships between the centre and periphery in France and the Francophone world from the 17th century onwards. The course will involve lectures and tutorials and will include the study of a play, poetry, postcolonial theory and a film.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nadia Kiwan

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

Students who began French as 'beginners' in level 1 should register for this course code.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 20% oral presentation; 40% essay; 40% essay


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

Formative Assessment

One written assessment; one oral tutorial presentation.

Feedback

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

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