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Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a variety of texts which focus on
the theme of relationships between the individual and society in France
from the 18th century onwards. The course will involve lectures and
tutorials and will include the study of novels, a play and a film.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Nadia Kiwan

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR2009 French Identities: Individual & Nation (Studied)
  • FR2011 Introduction to French Idenitities: Individual and Nation (Studied)
  • FR2013 French Identities: Individual and Society (Studied)
  • FR2509 French Identities: Centre and Periphery (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This introductory course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between individual and society, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 20

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

1x End-of-Term Comparative Essay (70%) (2000 words approx)

1x Mid-Term Recorded Oral Presentation (30%) (10 minutes)

Alternative Resit Assessment

1 x Resit Essay (2,000 words) (100%)

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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