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

Undergraduate Course: French 2 Literature and Culture (ELCF08012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on the study of French texts from the 12th to the 19th century. Texts are related to their literary and cultural background, with a lecture on each period giving cultural context for each text studied.
Course description This course invites students to travel back through time by introducing them to a wide range of literary texts from the middle ages to the nineteenth century. Texts for study are chosen from a variety of genres, from the medieval lai to the theatre and poetry and include works by some of France's most celebrated authors as well as lesser known ones. Students will familiarize themselves with the intellectual, historical and cultural contexts in which the set texts belong and will analyse in depth the major aesthetic developments in French literature since the Middle Ages. The overarching theme of the course is 'France and the other' and topics addressed in lectures and tutorials will include: women's position in literature and society through the centuries, gender representations in French fiction, the problem of evil, conflicts between the happiness of the individual and the good of society and colonial and post-colonial philosophy and politics. There will be two types of lectures: those focusing on the prescribed texts, and background lectures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: French 1A (ELCF08005) OR French 1B (ELCF08006)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: French 2 Language (ELCF08013)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents MUST also take: French 2 Language ELCF08013)
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 26, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-Course work worth 50% of the overall course total
1. Literature Essay 1: 50%
2. Literature Essay 2: 50%

Examination worth 50% of the overall course total
1. Literature Exam: 1 hour essay (1 x question): 100%
Feedback Students will receive written and oral feedback on their two literature essays from their tutor. This will be in the form of detailed comments on each essay, an overall general feedback comment, and a percentage mark.

Students may request feedback on exam performance.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of French literary, historical and cultural developments from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, as well as knowledge of the formal and thematic issues raised by the set texts and how texts relate to the socio-political contexts to which they belong
  2. demonstrate familiarity with the recommended secondary material relating to the periods and authors studied
  3. identify the literary and rhetorical techniques used in the texts studied in lectures and tutorials
  4. gather, select and apply information and concepts from a variety of primary and secondary sources
  5. demonstrate acquisition of certain transferable skills, including ability to criticise, evaluate and interpret evidence, to consider a problem from a number of different perspectives, to accommodate ambiguity and advance reasonable conjectures, to argue cogently and effectively
Reading List
http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Students will be able to:

1. gather, select and apply information and concepts from a variety of primary and secondary sources
2. demonstrate acquisition of certain transferable skills, including ability to criticise, evaluate and interpret evidence, to consider a problem from a number of different perspectives, to accommodate ambiguity and advance reasonable conjectures, to argue cogently and effectively
3. present their ideas clearly and cogently in both oral and written form
4. work efficiently and effectively as individuals and as part of a group
KeywordsDELC,French 2,literature and culture
Contacts
Course organiserDr Katharine Swarbrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 8415
Email: Kath.Swarbrick@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elsie Gach
Tel: (0131 6)50 8421
Email: Elsie.Gach@ed.ac.uk
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