French 5: litterature et société
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF518
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
A study of French literature and of the political, social, historical and cultural contexts, from the 20th century to the present day.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course offers an extensive introduction to the French literature, culture and thought of the 20th and 21st century. The course will also cover topics spanning sociology and politics, philosophy, the arts, history and post-colonial studies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- to become a proficient French speaker with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries
- to develop enhanced oral capacity to organise and structure ideas
- to analyse and discuss a range of literary texts, with confidence
- to identify the major institutional and ideological factors at play in the social, political and cultural development of modern and contemporary French literature.
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.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All material provided by tutor.
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.