10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: FRE111, FRE112, FRE116, FRE126

GRE116, FRE126, FRE111, FRE112

Aims/Description: The unit introduces students to modern French and Francophone history, culture, and society. It explores key aspects of the cultural history of modern France and other Francophone societies and combines the development of core knowledge with the critical and analytical skills required to study French at degree level. This unit covers the historical period in France from the ancien regime to the start of the Second World War. The module will be taught and assessed in English.This unit is the Beginners' Pathway version of the existing post-A level Level 1 French Studies BA (Hons) core module Understanding Modern France I. Year 2 students of Intermediate French taking the Beginners' French pathway will join post-A level students of French on FRE117 Understanding Modern France I. For the Post A level cohort on FRE117 primary source materials will be in French. Students on the Beginners' French pathway will be able to access the same texts in translation and will also be encouraged to familiarise themselves with the material in the French original.

Staff Contact: Dr W Michallat
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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