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Module Title LI French Core III - Advanced: French Cultures and Identities
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 30216
Module Lead Stephen Forcer
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LC French Core II - Advanced: French Cultures and Identities - (09 29743)
Co-requisites LI French Core IV - Advanced: French Cultures and Identities - (09 30221)
Restrictions See BAML programme specifications for prohibited language combinations.
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-50 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module presents a fusion of linguistic competencies and content analysis to allow students to continue developing a depth and breadth of subject expertise within French and Francophone studies and explaining the significance and relevance of that knowledge. In place of the traditional separation between language and content in Modern Languages curricula, and through the interrelation of comprehension, speaking, and writing, students on the module will develop their understanding and expertise within French language in conjunction with a consistent focus on cultural awareness and analysis. The module will build on the knowledge of key cultural concerns that students developed in year 1; social, political, and historical phenomena; and linguistic skills relating to the French-speaking world within and across global contexts and disciplines. Students will also hone skills sets in critical thinking and research that will allow them to engage with and interrogate pressing socio-political issues and cultural phenomena from local and global perspectives. Students will have regular opportunities to use technology to understand language and culture, derived where possible from teaching and research projects based in the Department of Modern Languages.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • evaluate further key cultural movements, historical periods and socio-political events of the French and Francophone world and their significance within and across global contexts.
  • make appropriate use of up-to-date technology - derived from research and pedagogy that are current in French - to analyse, understand, and draw inferences regarding key aspects of French language and culture from a variety of critical perspectives.
  • develop the use of varied academic methods and concepts fundamental to the advanced understanding of languages and cultures across different multiple periods and disciplines, and apply this understanding to connections and conflicts between peoples in history and the contemporary period.
  • demonstrate independent learning, reflective learning, critical thinking and the ability to perform a range of research tasks in order critically to examine diverse local and global phenomena relating to languages and cultures.
  • demonstrate higher-level use of the French language working towards level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.
Assessment 30216-01 : Critical Exercise in French (1000 words) : Coursework (40%)
30216-02 : Oral-aural exercise : Practical (30%)
30216-03 : Continuous Assessment (250-300 words) : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Critical exercise of 1000 words (or equivalent) in French (40%);
Oral-aural exercise (30%);
Continuous assessment (totalling 250-300 words) (30%).

Resubmit failed component.

Alternative assessment if on campus activity is restricted: If live oral assessments are planned, then the alternative will either be recorded presentations or conducted via Zoom/Skype.
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