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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - French

Undergraduate Course: French 1B (ELCF08006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - French Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course examines a number of key issues relating to the Literature, Film and Politics of France since 1940. Based upon an integrated approach, the course examines the interaction among the three principal areas studied. Particular attention is paid to a number of common themes which recur in the literature, cinema and political discourse of the period. These common themes include the following: World War II, collaboration and the Holocaust; ideology; colonialism and francophonie; childhood, adolescence and education; political and personal identity; history, memory and knowledge; gender, race, religion and society; mechanisms of repression, persuasion, and subversion. The course also analyses political and institutional change, the evolution of certain key philosophical and intellectual movements (Existentialism, Feminism), formal developments in French and Francophone literature and film. Students who are qualified for admission to French 1B are not admissable to French 1A. Transfers by such students from French 1B to 1A are not permitted.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements French Higher Grade A or B (SCE) or equivalent.

A level A or B, or equivalent.

A pass (40%) for Intermediate French (ELCF07003 or ELCF07004).
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  210
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information The contact hours include 2 lecture hours a week and tutorials on Monday (Language); Tuesday or Wednesday (Oral) and Thursday (Literature). Times and venues of tutorials as indicated on your personalised timetable. Additional one hour a week (for 20 weeks) of assessed e-learning exercises (GLO)
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 27, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Other Study Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 262 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Course Aims:
- To provide a language course which enables students to produce accurate spoken and written French, and which consolidates and extends knowledge of French grammar and idiom
- To introduce students to a range of styles, genres and registers in French
- To provide opportunities for independent study and to promote the effective use of reference resources and authentic language materials
-to encourage consistency in application and quality of work through use of the exemption system
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- participate and interact effectively in tutorials in French
- demonstrate the ability to produce accurate written and spoken French
- identify different styles and registers in French
- identify and understand complex grammatical structures and their uses in French
- demonstrate use of self-study material (dictionaries, grammar books, websites)
Assessment Information
Class work 60%; degree exam 40%.

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KeywordsDELC French 1B
Course organiserDr Claire Boyle
Tel: (0131 6)50 4024
Course secretaryMrs Jacqueline Barnhart
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
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