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This course offers students who are registered for the beginners' course in French language an introduction to twentieth century French culture and society through the study of films, short prose texts and poetry. The course is organised around the broad themes of childhood and adolescence, gender, sexuality and love and marginalisation in contemporary France. The texts will be studied in translation or with subtitles.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course is intended for beginners wishing to proceed with French studies beyond Level 1. You will learn about a number of the themes and styles of modern French literature and culture and will be able to relate texts to their socio-historical context. The course is designed to suit students who have some experience of studying French literature, culture and film and those with no prior knowledge. Teaching will take place in lectures and tutorials where you will be able to develop your analytical skills and exchange your ideas in a small group.
This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR1022. Students who wish to continue with French in level 2 must take and pass either this course or the second semester 'follow-on' course, FR1527. It is strongly recommended that students intending to progress to level 2 French and Honours register for both FR1021 and FR1527.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%). A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.
1 short written assessment in week 3; two further written assessments in weeks 8 and 11; one oral tutorial presentation.