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FR2015: FRENCH CULTURE, POLITICS AND SOCIETY I (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:38


Course Overview

The course introduces students to the history, culture and identity of contemporary France by examining key moments and themes in the development of France as a political and cultural entity from the Early Modern period to the present.

Course Details

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

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

  • French (FR)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 2

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 aims to give students a better understanding of the nature of French national identity, of the French Republic, and of France’s position in Europe and the world. It will cover a range of texts and topics.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

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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

Comparative Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 26

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Feedback

Written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is given. Additional informal feedback on performance is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will develop skills to analyse literary, cultural and historical sources in order to develop their understanding of modern and contemporary France.
FactualUnderstandStudents will consolidate their knowledge of the subject by means of lectures, tutorials, independent research and synthesizing material from a range of sources.
ProceduralApplyStudents will use a range of critical skills to review and apply their knowledge in order to perform practical exercises and construct arguments in verbal and written form.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Written feedback in the form of tutors' comments is given. Additional informal feedback on performance is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will develop skills to analyse literary, cultural and historical sources in order to develop their understanding of modern and contemporary France.
FactualUnderstandStudents will consolidate their knowledge of the subject by means of lectures, tutorials, independent research and synthesizing material from a range of sources.
ProceduralApplyStudents will use a range of critical skills to review and apply their knowledge in order to perform practical exercises and construct arguments in verbal and written form.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam (online if Covid restrictions ongoing in 2023)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandStudents will consolidate their knowledge of the subject by means of lectures, tutorials, independent research and synthesizing material from a range of sources.
ProceduralApplyStudents will use a range of critical skills to review and apply their knowledge in order to perform practical exercises and construct arguments in verbal and written form.
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will develop skills to analyse literary, cultural and historical sources in order to develop their understanding of modern and contemporary France.

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