|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 seminars per semester|
|Workload Breakdown||Lecture and seminar attendance - 14 hours; lecture and seminar preparation and follow-up work (research and reading) - 60 hours; essay research and preparation - 26 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours written examination (2 essay questions, equally weighted).||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous assessment 1 x 1,500-2,000-word essay.||30%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours written examination||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Read French contemporary literary texts comfortably.
2. Have a better understanding of French 20th c. literature in its historical and cultural context.
3. Develop a finer cultural awareness and knowledge of France and its images through its literary representations.
4. Have an understanding of the relationship between memory and literature in French 20th c. literary texts.
With this module, students will develop a two-fold awareness of, on the one hand, the representation of childhood, and, on the other hand, the articulation of the relationship between memory and literature in some French contemporary, mostly short and autobiographical texts.
Your essays and your exam answers cannot overlap. If you have in depth discussed a question in your essay, you cannot discuss it again extensively in your exam. If you do, your marks will reflect this: depending on the amount of reused material, a 50% reduction will be applied. If half of your exam answer is re-used, your exam mark will be reduced by 25%, etc.
Plagiarism, unreferenced used of foreign materials and excessive quote are not tolerated. Any plagiarised material will be considered inexistent, and depending on the amount of plagiarised materials penalties will be introduced: every plagiarised paragraph will lead to 10% deduction of the mark. Over 33% of plagiarised content the issue will be handled at departmental level.
With the combined reading of deliberately short autobiographical texts by major French novelists and some relevant films, the objective is to allow students to assimilate their reading practice as well as to deepen their understanding of general themes more confidently.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Not really developed.|
|Communication||Oral communication developed in seminars (not assessed); written communication developed in assessments and exam.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be able to assess their own progress week by week through their increased understanding of the issues raised and the skills developed.|
|Information Technology||Use of on-line journals and source collections; delivery of course materials and information via email and e-learning system.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Acquisition of transferable skills; acquaintance with literary study as an academic subject.|
|Problem solving||Selection of reading material; answering questions posed by written assessment; seminar work.|
|Research skills||Preparation of written assessment; preparation for seminars.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Acquisition of French language skills.|
|Team work||Discussions in seminars.|
Reading ListShould Be Purchased
Begag, Azouz (1986) Le Gone di Chaâba Seuil, Coll. Point-Virgule 2020090503 Primo search Colette (1990) La Maison de Claudine Livre de Poche 2253004286 Primo search Giono, Jean (1974) Jean le bleu Livre de Poche 2253000221 Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4