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FR4071: SENIOR HONOURS SEMINAR (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:32


Course Overview

This course covers a broad range of topics embracing cultural, aesthetic, philosophical and literary matters, as well as political and social ideas. Students will 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 French language class, as well as the optional courses, and prepare students for the composition paper and the French oral examination.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr ClĂ©mence O'Connor

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Either French (FR) (Studied) or MA European Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4

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 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.

Further Information & Notes

Senior Honours students may take this course in EITHER half-session.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • French Joint
  • French Major
  • MA Education (Primary)-French (Mode A)
  • MA French Studies
  • MA French Studies(Mode B)

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

Formative Assessment

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

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

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