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FR2205 French Literature: 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 Tue

This module will focus on the roots of France's literature and its evolution through the medieval and early modern periods. This module aims at giving you a sample of French writing through a focus on major authors of the past. In the texts to be studied for this module, you will find many human problems and foibles explored within different conventions and contexts, whilst also focusing on the development of a national literature. Both lectures and seminars will be taught in French. 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 9 weeks), 1-hour seminar (x 8 weeks) and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 17
  • Guided independent study: 83

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 V Turner
Module teaching staff:Team taught