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FR1022: LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE 1 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course offers students with intermediate or good knowledge French language an introduction to twentieth and twenty-first 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. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Shona Potts

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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 is intended for students wishing to proceed with French studies beyond Level 1 but is open to all students with a reading knowledge of French. 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.  


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 x formative written assignment - 500 words (20%)

1 x essay - 1500 words (60%)

1 x 5 minute presentation (20%)  May be individual or in pairs (both speaking for 5 minutes)

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

Resit: Take-home written assessment: 2 x 1000 words

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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