FRE2110 : La France au XXe siècle: de la Grande Guerre à la Crise - Part 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Hugh Dauncey
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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 introduction/study unit skills and an essay-writing overview unit and then FOUR 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 FOUR FROM:
3) Great War and the 1920s
4) The Front Populaire and the 1930s
5) Occupation, Collaboration and Resistance
6) Liberation and Provisional government: the new France
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Seminar.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||1 hour.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||80:00||80:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|FRE2010||La 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||Sem 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 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 French. SET AT A DATE DETERMINED BY SML CONVENTIONS AND JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE.