The Francophone World

Aims

Aims

This course aims to increase students’ awareness of the problems and opportunities facing French-speaking countries. This module will use a wide variety of primary and secondary materials to explore the nature and diversity of countries and regions in the world where French plays a significant role.

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students must have successfully completed:

  • F03C French language and society I
  • F06C French grammar

Programme

Programme

Contact hours

This is a year-long module. You will have 16 hours of lectures and 18 hours of seminars. The pattern of teaching is as follows:

  • 2 hours per week (lecture and seminar) in terms 1 and 2
  • 1 hour per week (seminar only) in week 1 and 2 of term 3

Teaching programme

The medium of instruction is French. There will be a weekly lecture to introduce the context and key facts related to a particular aspect of the theme. This will be followed by 1 hour seminar devoted to the analysis of selected extracts of written and audio-visual materials in French through varying activities.

Teaching materials

Bibliographical references will be supplied during the course. Consultation of French daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues in the Francophone world.

 

Assessment and feedback

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on formative work

  • Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work, given immediately both to individuals and to group.
  • Oral commentary and dialogue on seminar presentation, given to the individual presenter following the seminar.
  • Written comments and mark on university scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation. The essays will be returned to students two weeks after seminar.

Summative assessment and feedback

  • Open Examination 
    • Duration: 2 weeks, collected in Week 5 and submitted by noon on Thursday of Week 7 in Spring term
    • Weight: 30%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers
  • Closed Examination– Summer term, Weeks 5-7
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Weight: 70%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers

About this module

    • Module name
      The Francophone World
    • Course code
      F04I (LAN00004I)
    • Teacher 
      Angela O'Flaherty
    • Term(s) taught
      All terms
    • Credits
      20