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Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a variety of texts which focus on the theme of relationships between the individual and society in France from the 18th century onwards. The course will involve lectures and tutorials and will include the study of novels, a play and a film.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • One of FR1016 Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (Passed) or FR1021 Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (Passed) or FR1521 Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 2 (Passed) or FR1527 Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France in Context (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR2009 French Identities: Individual & Nation (Studied)
  • FR2011 Introduction to French Idenitities: Individual and Nation (Studied)
  • FR2013 French Identities: Individual and Society (Studied)
  • FR2509 French Identities: Centre and Periphery (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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 individual and society, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

Further Information & Notes

This course code should be followed by students who started studying French as 'beginners' in level 1.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

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

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

Formative Assessment

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


The above assignments receive CGS 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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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