production
Skip to Content

FR3098: THE AFRICAN NOVEL IN FRENCH: COLONIALISM TO INDEPENDENCE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to the literature of Francophone Africa from the colonial period, the struggle for independence from the former colonial power and the aftermath of independence. The main themes will be: literature as historical document; the colonial experience; education and identity; alienation; irony and gender issues.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Shona Potts

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • French (FR)

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 course aims to introduce students to the literature of Francophone Africa from the colonial period to independence and its aftermath.  After some general historical and social background, texts by individual authors will be studied, and there will be discussion of the general issues arising out of the texts taken separately, as well as the interrelation between them.  The main themes will be: literature as historical document; the colonial experience; education and identity; alienation; irony and gender issues.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

10 minutes recorded presentation (30%)

2500 words essay (70%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Resit: Take-home written assessment [2,500 words] (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyConsolidate their knowledge of the subject by means of independent research and synthesizing material from a range of sources.
ReflectionAnalyseUse a range of critical skills to review and apply their knowledge in order to construct arguments.
ProceduralUnderstandCommunicate ideas and arguments, in writing and in oral forms, in a clear manner using the conventions of academic presentation.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.