FRE2010 : La France au XXe Siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Hugh Dauncey
- Lecturer: Professor Guy Austin
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the School of Modern Languages, the main aim of this module is to build on the skills and knowledge gained at Stage 1 and, specifically, to gain an understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural issues and events from 1900 to 1958 which are still relevant in contemporary France .
The module also aims at building on skills such as note-taking, group work, research, essay writing and presentation skills. It will also give students the opportunity to examine and analyze primary and secondary material.
This module will be taught in French (lectures) and English (seminars)
Outline Of Syllabus
In any year of teaching, students will be offered SIX 'units'of study in each semester, including an unvarying introductory/study-skills/overview/revision unit and then FIVE units offered by teaching staff in any given year/semester from a choice of SIX.
In S1: Introduction to the module, study/essay skills
1) Great War and the 1920s
2) The Front Populaire and the 1930s
3) Occupation, Collaboration and Resistance
4) Liberation and Provisional government: the new France
In S2: FIVE FROM:
5) France’s role in the shaping of the European community
6) Decolonisation and Algeria
7) 1958: Collapse of Fourth Republic
8) Socioeconomic Modernisation
9) 1960s and May 1968
10)New society and the 1970s
AND Revision, overview and study/exam skills
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Seminar.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|FRE2110||La France au XXe siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise - Part 1|
|FRE2210||La France au XXe siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise - Part 2|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will allow definition of the scope of the syllabus, an introduction to a body of knowledge, and modeling of the level of analysis required (note-taking). They will be in French so as to familiarize students with the relevant vocabulary on the topics covered and to give them additional practice in listening to (academic) French.
Seminars will give students the opportunity of working in groups, researching a topic individually and in groups, trying out their knowledge and understanding in group presentations, and asking questions (interpersonal communication and oral presentations). Seminars will (mainly) be in English to encourage student participation and to allow students to test out complex ideas that they might find difficult to formulate in French.
Answering of assessed essay questions will entail initiative in individual research (note-taking), practice in written communication, analysis and in standard formats of presentation of work.
LECTURES ARE IN FRENCH.
SEMINARS ARE IN ENGLISH.
S1 ASSESSED ESSAY IS IN FRENCH.
S2 EXAM IS IN ENGLISH.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||Semester 1 assessment will be formative as well as summative. Individual Feedback will be given at the start of semester 2.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
SEMESTER 1 (50%): One ESSAY of 2000 words including quotations and notes (but excluding bibliographies) to be submitted according to the conventions stated in the SML undergraduate handbook.
Set in Semester 1. Assessment questions made public at a date determined by the SML conventions then in force.
Assessed-essay work will allow student to demonstrate higher intellectual skills of understanding analysis and evaluation with reference to specific aspects of the module (essay questions focused on particular events, theories, concepts or facts) and develop skills in researching and writing (including allowing students to demonstrate the ability to communicate arguments fluently and succinctly in writing) and footnoting and referencing.
SEMESTER 2 (50%): One two-hour EXAM
Assessment by examination requires different skills and plays to different strengths, this module offers assessment by essay in S1 and exam in S2. The exam requires two examination answers relating to topics covered in lectures and seminars during S2, these examination answers requiring succinct and specific condensation of knowledge gained form lectures, seminars, directed reading and research and independent work.
RESIT INFORMATION: Two x 2000 word essays, one in French and one in English. SET AT A DATE DETERMINED BY SML CONVENTIONS AND JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE.