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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
  • 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?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


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

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

Alternative Assessment

(20%) Summative written assignment, 500 words

(60%) Essay, 1,500-words

(20%) Recorded Presentation, 5 minutes

Alternative Resit Assessment

Take-home written assessment: 2 x 1,000 words

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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