Combined Honours

French

Overview

Discover our range of French modules for 2016-17.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists on our Reading Lists Online website

Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the French subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about French modules for Stage 1.

You will follow either Level A (if you are a beginner) or Level B (if you have an A Level).

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Level A

Compulsory modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE1065 French General Language I 20 1
FRE1066 French General Language II (Pre-requisite FRE1065) 20 2

Optional modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
SML1021 Introduction to International Film 20 1&2
SML1022 Introduction to Cultural Studies 20 2

Level B

Compulsory module

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE1071 Level B French General Language 20 1&2

Optional modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE1006 La France de 1789 à nos jours 20 1&2
SML1018 Introduction to Literature 20 1&2
SML1019 Introduction to Linguistics 20 1&2
SML1021 Introduction to International Film 20 1&2
SML1022 Introduction to Cultural Studies 20 2

Stage 2

Find out about French modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

You follow either Level B or Level C.

Level B

Compulsory module

Module Code

Module Title 

Credit Value Semester
FRE1071

Level B French General Language 

20 1&2

Optional modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE1006 La France de 1789 à nos jours 20 1&2
SML1018 Introduction to Literature 20 1&2
SML1019 Introduction to Linguistics 20 1&2
SML1021 Introduction to International Film 20 1&2
SML1022 Introduction to Cultural Studies 20 1&2

Level C

Compulsory module

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE2061 Level C French General Language (Pre-requisite FRE1071) 20 1&2

Optional modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
FRE2005 Classic French Cinema 20 1&2
FRE2009 Paris: Aspects of History & Culture 20 1&2

FRE2010

La France au XXe Siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise 20 1&2
FRE2044 Linguistic Variation in French 20 2
FRE2045 French Caribbean Literature 20 1
SML2014 An Introduction to Italian Language and Culture (Capped at 40) (Co-requisite FRE2061) 20 1&2

Intercalating Year

Students taking a language as a subject must spend an entire academic year abroad in a country where their chosen language is spoken between Stages 2 and 3. This is your Intercalating Stage.

While abroad you shall take the following modules: SML3004 Year Abroad ePortfolio (100 credits) and either SML3006 Study Abroad (20 credits) or SML3007/8 Year Abroad Placement (20 credits).

Find further information about your Intercalating Year Abroad.

Stage 3

Find out about French modules for Stage 3.

You follow either Level C or Level D.

Level C

Compulsory module

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE2061 Level C French General Language (Pre-requisite FRE1071) 20 1&2

Optional modules

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
FRE2005 Classic French Cinema 20 1&2
FRE2009 Paris: Aspects of History & Culture 20 1&2
FRE2010 La France au XXe Siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise 20 1&2
FRE2044 Linguistic Variation in French 20 2
FRE2045 French Caribbean Literature 20 1
SML2014 An Introduction to Italian language and culture (Capped at 40)  20 1&2

Level D

Compulsory module

Compulsory module FRE4081 plus EITHER FRE4082 OR FRE4083.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
FRE4081 Level D French: Advanced Writing Skills 10 1&2
FRE4082 Level D French: Language for Professional & Academic Purposes 10 1&2
FRE4083 Level D French: Translation & Interpreting 10 1&2

Optional modules

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
FRE4003 Occupation and Resistance: Literary and Cinematic Responses to the Second World War in France 20 1
FRE4007 Les valeurs républicaines, le système d'enseignement et le social renewal 20 1
FRE4013 Images d’Algerie 20 2
FRE4014

Historical Perspectives on the French Language

20 2
FRE4015*

From Experimental to Explicit: Translating Women's Writing in French

20 2
SML4003 Communicating and Teaching Languages for Undergraduate Ambassadors (Capped at 15) (Pre-requisite min. mark of 60% achieved in FRE2061) 20 1&2
SML4004 Intermediate Italian (Pre-requisite SML2014) 20 credits 1&2
SML4099 Dissertation 20 credits 1&2

*Part of this module (FRE4015) will involve reading and translating transgressive texts which may be explicit in terms of content and theme (i.e. graphic representations of sex, sexuality and the body; anorexia; prostitution).  If students feel that they may be sensitive to such material then they would be advised to make an alternative module option choice.