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FR1001 French Language and Literature 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:9.00 am

This module aims to bridge the gulf between school and university French studies by developing the language skills of post A-Level/Higher entrants and offering them a grounding in the literary and cultural tradition in France. In particular, it aims to ensure grammatical competence and promote comprehension and production in both written and spoken modes, and to teach the reading of French literary texts in their socio-cultural context and develop basic skills of literary criticism.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees including French

UG Pre-requisite(s):Higher, Advanced Higher or A-Level French (at grade A) or European equivalent, or International Baccalaureate (6 in French at High Level), or EB (7 in French) or AP score of 5, or SAT Subject Test score of 700+.
UG Modules required for:FR1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 hours and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr K Jones
Module teaching staff: