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FRE2210 : La France au XXe siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise - Part 2

Semesters
Semester 2 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)

This module is for Exchange students studying at Newcastle University for Semester 2 only.

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 S2: FIVE FROM:

1) France’s role in the shaping of the European community
2) Decolonisation and Algeria
3) 1958: Collapse of Fourth Republic
4) Socioeconomic Modernisation
5) 1960s and May 1968
6) New society and the 1970s

AND Revision, overview and study/exam skills

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/surgery21:002:00N/A
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.
EXAM IS IN ENGLISH.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MSem 2 assessment will be formative as well as summative. Individual Feedback to be given on completion of the formative assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

SEMESTER 2 (100%): 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: One 2000 word essay in English. SET AT A DATE DETERMINED BY SML CONVENTIONS AND JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE.

Reading Lists

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