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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA French

Programme code:BA-FRENUCAS code:R120
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Catherine Kaiserman Contact address:c.kaiserman@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Language and Related Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will provide an environment that promotes our intention that students graduating from the Leeds French department should have developed the following:
- high quality linguistic skills in French (in oral and aural proficiency, in context-sensitive communicative skills, and in written language skills);
- familiarity with the diverse language varieties and cultures, both 'high' and 'low', of contemporary France;
- an understanding of the main issues of the past and future development of the country, and the important concerns of the present;
- a broad knowledge of the discipline of French Studies;
- specialist knowledge of aspects of French Studies;
- and the ability to undertake critical analysis of aspects of France and the Francophone world, their literature, language, history, society and culture, informed by the appropriate conceptual frameworks.

The distinctiveness of the Leeds French degree programmes compared with other Arts and Humanities programmes is therefore twofold. Firstly, given that the core rationale of the Leeds French programme is to further high-level knowledge of the language, history, society, culture, and literature of France and the French-speaking world, distinctiveness stems from the requirement laid upon students to acquire a high degree of intercultural competence. Secondly, the requirement to spend an extended period in a French-speaking country is manifestly a distinctive structural feature of the programme.

Distinctiveness at Leeds compared with other UK French degree programmes derives from the breadth and diversity of the option courses offered. This in turn reflects the size of the full-time established staff complement, which is among the largest in the UK. These options range from the possibility of study in medieval and Renaissance literature through to the new millennium, cultural studies, area studies, francophone studies, language studies and linguistics.

In addition to breadth, particular stress in Leeds is laid upon interdisciplinarity, which finds expression in synergies, not only between and within option courses, but also between language courses and option courses. These synergies in turn reflect the interrelatedness of teaching and research at Leeds. Examples of this are research in applied linguistics that feeds into the ongoing refinement of the language courses offered; and options at Levels 2 and 3 where teaching is informed by current staff research.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 1 students must study 120-125 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FREN1010Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1020Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN1041The Sounds of French10 creditsSemester 1
FREN1042Evolution of the French Language10 creditsSemester 2
FREN1061Critical Questions: Approaches to Reading and Interpretation10 creditsSemester 2
FREN1062Readings in Modern French Society10 creditsSemester 1

- Modules FREN1010, FREN1020, FREN1041, FREN1042, FREN1061and FREN1062 are required for progression to Level 2 French Single Honours.
- Modules FREN1010 and FREN1020 are required for progression to Level 2 of any French programme.

Optional modules:

In addition, candidates may choose to take the following optional module:

FREN1070Introduction to Skills in French Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

As part of your induction to academic work, and in order to provide you with additional support in key areas of your programme, students are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to undertake the following 5-credit Study Skills module. This module resides above the required 120 credits students take in Level 1 and as such it is not compulsory, but it draws together key guidance that augments provision elsewhere.

MODL1500LCS Academic Essentials5 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

- Candidates will be required to study up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
- Candidates may not take FLTU French modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN2010Language in Contexts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 60 credits including at least 20 credits from option group one.

Option Group One

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 20 credits (but may choose more) from the following optional modules:

FREN2080Laughter, Love and Chivalry: Society and Culture in the French Middle Ages20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2120The Foundations of Modern French Thought20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2280Culture and Society in Early Modern France20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2290The Short Form in French and Francophone Literature20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2320The Pleasures of French Poetry20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Option Group Two

Candidates may choose up to 80 credits from this module group to bring their total number of credits to the required 120 (including any discovery modules; see below).

FREN2060Aspects of French History 1789-191420 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2090Politics and Society in France since 194520 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2160Francophone Africa20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2190The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2200The Seventh Art - Cinema in France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2240The French Language Today20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2260Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2330Francophone Africa and the Caribbean20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN2340Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Fiction20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN2350Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL2001Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

NB: Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

- Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules. No more than 20 of these credits may be level one modules.
- Candidates may choose to study FLTU2333 Introduction to Professional French, but no other FLTU-coded modules in French are suitable.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will spend the third year in France or a Francophone country.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be enrolled on the following module:

FREN9001Year Abroad120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

FREN3010Advanced Language Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3310Final Year Project: Extended Essay20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3320Final Year Project: Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3340Final Year Project: Extended Translation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FREN3045Antiracism in France since 194520 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3070Bilingual Liaison Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3460The Art of Romance: Love, Marriage and Gender in Medieval France20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3480Twentieth Century French Literature and the Visual Arts20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3490Post-Holocaust Culture in France20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3585Camera Lucida: Theory, Practice and Writing of Photography20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3591Heroines: Representations of Mythological Women from Antiquity to the Present20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3611Francophone Cinema - Postcolonial Images20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3620Mémoires de guerre: France and the First World War20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3632Representing Empire20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3641The Algerian War of Independence: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3680The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century: From the Mill to the Mine20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3681The French Novel in the Nineteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3691Representations of the City20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3711Francophone Voices - Textual and Cultural Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3730French as a Professional Language20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3740Ecrire et s'écrire. Womens' Writing in France, 20th/21st Centuries20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3751Gender, Sex and Cinema in France20 creditsSemester 2
FREN3770Theory and Practice in French-English Translation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3835Surrealism to Slam. Modern French Poetry and Protest20 creditsSemester 1
FREN3840The Sublime and the Abject in French Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3845The Sublime and the Abject in French Literature and Thought20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3860French Popular Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FREN3865Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present20 creditsNot running in 201718
FREN3880Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpreting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL3800Linguists into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

- Please note the following modules are mutually exclusive: FREN3070, FREN3730 and FREN3770. Candidates may only enrol on one of these modules.
- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

- Candidates may select up to 40 credits of discovery modules.
- Candidates may choose to study FLTU2333 Introduction to Professional French, but no other FLTU-coded modules in French are suitable.

Last updated: 11/08/2017

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