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PL10120: French business environment 2: legal environment

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 16%)
  • Write up (CW 17%)
  • Essay (ES 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the underlying principles of French law and to outline the legal framework within which firms in France operate in specific domains.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* show an understanding of the French legal system and the basic principles of French Business law;
* read and understand legal documents in French;
* understand and use appropriately French legal terminology.

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. Language skills are developed in this unit.

Introduction to the French legal system (Organisation of the judiciary, Political Institutions and Constitutional law, Legal procedure and legal methods); Principles of French business Law (Company law, Law of Obligations and Contracts, Employment law). The unit is taught in French.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL10120 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 1)