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Modules

FRE2110 : La France au XXe siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise - Part 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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 , 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

AND FIVE FROM:

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminar.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:001 hour.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study180:0080:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FRE2010La France au XXe Siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise
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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A1002000 words.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MSem 1 assessment will be formative as well as summative. Individual Feedback to be given on completion of the formative assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

SEMESTER 1 (100%): 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.

RESIT INFORMATION: One 2000 word essay in French. SET AT A DATE DETERMINED BY SML CONVENTIONS AND JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE.

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