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FR2203 French Civilisation: from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Wed

This module will focus on the roots of France's culture and on the evolution of its national identity. The variety of material you will be given will help you to extend both your command of the language and your knowledge of French history and culture from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment. Both lectures and tutorials will be taught in French, and seminars will be focused on the study of textual and visual documents providing insights into the period being studied. They will provide solid foundation for content modules being offered at Honours level.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


40 credits in 2000-level French is Compulsory for French and Classics, Biology with French, Chemistry with French, Chemistry with French and External Placement, all Three-Subject degrees including French.

UG Pre-requisite(s):FR1002
UG Co-requisite(s):FR2201
UG Anti-requisite(s):FR2021, FR2022, FR2031, FR2032

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1-hour lecture (x 8 weeks), 1-hour seminar (x 7 weeks) and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 15
  • Guided independent study: 85

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:1-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:1-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Carson
Module teaching staff:Team taught