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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title French Literature Film and Visual Studies
Module Code FR298
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Dervila Cooke
Semester 2: Dervila Cooke
Autumn: Dervila Cooke
Module TeachersDervila Cooke
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The course provides a critical toolkit for the analysis of literary texts, visual artefacts, and films in French. Students will study a range of modern and contemporary French and/or Francophone literary, visual, and cinematic works in order to develop their analytical, reading, and aural skills, as well as their understanding of artistic production and of French-speaking cultures. Students will also reflect on their own analyses, whether orally or in written form.The works studied may include prose, film, painting, poetry, song, and street photography. Through close study, students will identify and come to understand various aesthetic functions, such as those of characters, narrative structure, literary form, motifs, narrative voice, pictorial composition, framing, and cinematic technique. The social and cultural history behind the works in question will be an integral part of the learning.

Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret literary and visual artefacts arising out of the contemporary French-speaking world and reflect on his or her own interpretations.
2. Manipulate relevant critical tools for an informed understanding of the works
3. Assess the specific socio-historical context of each work, and of each culture studied
4. Inscribe his/her written and/or oral critical discourse in an organised and informed manner

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture22No Description
Assignment Completion20No Description
Directed learning30Independent reading and viewing of prescribed works
Directed learning20Independent research
Directed learning11Preparation for group and class discussions: synchronous or asynchronous
Independent Study22Revision of group or class discussion
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentContinuous Assessment 1 (may be oral activity or written assignment) circa week 630%n/a
AssignmentContinuous Assessment 2 (may be oral activity or written assignment) circa week 12 or 1370%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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