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FR1527: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF MODERN FRANCE IN CONTEXT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:43


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second 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?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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. 
 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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

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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