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This course offers students who are registered for the beginners' course in French language an advanced introduction to twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone culture and society, focusing on the occupation of France during World War II and the experience of colonialism and post-colonialism. Written texts will be studied in translation or with vocabulary help and films will be studied with subtitles.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course is intended for beginners wishing to proceed with French studies beyond Level 1. Twentieth century French culture and society will be explored through the study of a selection of films, short prose texts, poetry and socio-political documents, organised around the broad themes of ‘Resistance and Collaboration in World War II’ and ‘Colonialism and its Aftermath’. You will learn in more detail about the themes and styles of modern French literature and culture and will gain more advanced understanding of how to relate texts to their socio-historical context. 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1x written assessment 20%
1x recorded presentation 20%
1x 1500 word essay 60%
Resit (for students who took the course in academic year 2019/20 and C8 students):
2x 1000 word essay
There are no assessments for this course.
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