Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To analyse a wide range of French cultural activities; to examine different genres to discover how they relate to each other and to contemporary society; to introduce principal critical concepts; to examine the relationship between language and reality, in relation to the novel and to cinema; to analyse narrative point of view in theatre, novel, and film.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of French literary and visual genres in the modern period
* Analyse and account for the shifting relationship between visual and literary genres
* Demonstrate familiarity with a variety of critical concepts.
* Demonstrate the ability to formulate and articulate critical opinion of a range of modern and contemporary French literary and visual texts.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, teamwork and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning and language skills are developed in this unit.
Introduction to and analysis of the work of selected French-language writers, dramatists and filmmakers in the modern period which may include Carax, Duras, Ernaux, Goretta, Ionesco, Lainé; introduction to selected critical theories.
PL10787 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies