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FR4150 Creative Writing in French

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Module capped at 12 students
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module allows students to develop and improve writing techniques in French and to build self-critical awareness on the writing process. The development of reading and writing skills will be supported by the study of various types of texts (which may include short stories, poetry, autobiography and fiction). Teaching and learning will be workshop-based, with the use of textual and visual stimuli to trigger imagination and inspiration. Students will be expected to share extracts from their work in progress and to engage with their own, and other students', written productions, to re-work and improve pieces.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all MA degrees involving French

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the French Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 hours of tutorials (x 11 weeks) 1 weekly surgery hour (x 11 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 128

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework (3 pieces) = 100%
UG Re-assessment:A 2,500-word folder containing two creative writing pieces composed in French, accompanied by a reflective essay in English.


Module coordinator:Dr Elise Hugueny-Leger
Module teaching staff:Team taught