|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Seminar||10 x 1 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours written examination (2 essay questions, equally weighted).||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous assessment 1 x 1,500-2,000-word essay.||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours written examination||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Read and interpret literary texts, with an awareness of its generic and historical particularities.
2. Conduct basic level research, understanding short texts of secondary literature.
3. Show a good awareness of the historical and intellectual context of the period (the family in 20th-c France).
4. Develop their expression both in speaking and in writing.
5. Understand the relationship between form and content of literary text.
The module will offer first of all an initiation to questions and methods of reading literary texts for first year students; this will be combined with a discussion on the regional differences and historical developments of the notion of family in France. Our aim will be to observe how literary expression and style, traditional and modern, usual and unusual, meet the question of family, which itself can also be traditional or modern.
2. Lecture: Colette : La Maison de Claudine (Introduction)
3. Lecture: Colette (cont) Seminar: analysis of an excerpt: identifying points of interest
4. Lecture: Françoise Sagan : Bonjour Tristesse (Introduction)
5. Lecture: Sagan (cont) Seminar: analysis of an excerpt : creating a literary essay
6. Lecture: Annie Ernaux : La Place
7. Lecture: Ernaux (cont) Seminar: Analysis of an excerpt : interaction of content and form
8. Lecture: Azouz Bégag: Le Gone de Chaâba
9. Lecture: Azouz Bégag (cont.) Seminar: analysis of an excerpt. Literature and identity
10. Lecture: Conclusion of the semester: What is the relevance of family as a topic? Preparation for the exam
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Oral communication developed in seminars (not assessed); written communication developed in assessments and exam.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The quality of independent thinking will be assessed in the essay assignment.|
|Information Technology||Ability to search for secondary literature in online databases.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Ability to work independently, identifying research questions. Awareness of the societal changes in France during 20th century.|
|Problem solving||Students find excerpts to comment on and a limited amount of secondary literature for the essay assignments.|
|Research skills||Development of clear and accurate expression, in writing and in speaking.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Familiarity with French family models and questions of 20th century French society.|
|Team work||Discussions in seminars.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4