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FR2205   French Literature: from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR1002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take FR2021 or take FR2022 or take FR2031 or take 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.

Scheduled learning hours: 17

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 1-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught