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FR453E: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CULTURE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Disability studies and medical humanities are relatively new fields of interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Central to this course, which explores representations of illness and disability in a selection of modern French texts and films, is the question of how to define the key terms ‘illness’ and ‘disability’. Exploring work by writers and filmmakers gives us insights into the ways they think about bodies and the conditions of illness and/or disability in their particular social and cultural context.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aine Larkin

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

Disability studies and medical humanities are relatively new fields of interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Central to this course, which explores representations of illness and disability in a selection of modern French texts and films, is the question of how to define the key terms ‘illness’ and ‘disability’. Exploring work by several writers and filmmakers gives us insights into the diverse ways they think about bodies and the conditions of illness and/or disability in their particular social and cultural contexts.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Essays will be marked on Turnitin and feedback will be typed onto the essay itself, and onto the departmental cover sheet that must be attached to every essay submitted to the French department.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyYou will apply the general knowledge and understanding of the main theories, themes and ideas to a more detailed analysis of the individual texts and films.
ConceptualEvaluateYou will select, evaluate and organize primary and secondary material.
FactualAnalyseYou will draw comparisons between the texts and films studied on this course.
FactualApplyYou will articulate your views in speech and writing using the appropriate discourse for the subject.
FactualUnderstandYou will acquire general knowledge and understanding of the main theories of illness and disability in use today in the UK and France.
FactualUnderstandYou will apply critical reading skills to various forms of literary and non-literary French.

One short assessment submitted in week 6 of the course

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Assessments will be marked on Turnitin and feedback will be typed onto the assessment itself, and onto the departmental cover sheet that must be attached to every assessment submitted to the French department

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyYou will apply the general knowledge and understanding of the main theories, themes and ideas to a more detailed analysis of the individual texts and films.
ConceptualEvaluateYou will select, evaluate and organize primary and secondary material.
FactualApplyYou will articulate your views in speech and writing using the appropriate discourse for the subject.
FactualUnderstandYou will acquire general knowledge and understanding of the main theories of illness and disability in use today in the UK and France.
FactualUnderstandYou will apply critical reading skills to various forms of literary and non-literary French.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay under exam conditions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Duration - 2 hours

No feedback will be provided on essays written under exam conditions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandYou will apply critical reading skills to various forms of literary and non-literary French.
ConceptualEvaluateYou will select, evaluate and organize primary and secondary material.
FactualApplyYou will articulate your views in speech and writing using the appropriate discourse for the subject.
ProceduralApplyYou will acquire habits of autonomous learning
FactualUnderstandYou will acquire general knowledge and understanding of the main theories of illness and disability in use today in the UK and France.
ConceptualApplyYou will apply the general knowledge and understanding of the main theories, themes and ideas to a more detailed analysis of the individual texts and films.
ProceduralCreateYou will conduct independent investigations and present the findings in a seminar.
FactualAnalyseYou will draw comparisons between the texts and films studied on this course.

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