What is the course about?
To give students a general knowledge of literature and philosophy in France, and to enable students to discuss French literary texts.
What will we cover?
Historical background, information about specific writers, analysis (comment and discussions) of specific literary texts. The students will also have the opportunity to write essays and to do presentations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a good level of French and an interest in history, culture and society as well as in literature. They should also be able to read literary works in French, to lead and participate in discussions in French.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Books to be annouced at the beginning of July.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 5 courses. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details