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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title French Language, Business and Society
Module Code FR498
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Houssaine Afoullouss
Semester 2: Houssaine Afoullouss
Autumn: Houssaine Afoullouss
Module TeachersHoussaine Afoullouss
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module has two main aims. Firstly, the module aims to assist students in becoming fully autonomous language learners and to enable them to achieve the level of written and oral fluency and cultural awareness that will be required of them in an intercultural workplace at home or abroad. It also aims to further develop the students’ ability to apply a range of transferable skills such as time management, team work, project management, oral presentation skills, and report-writing. Secondly, this module aims to develop students’ knowledge of the social, political, and economic phenomenon of globalisation, and related ethical conflicts. This module will enable the student to understand the complex nature of the economic, social, and political phenomena that underpin our institutions and societies; to recognise, identify, and evaluate ethical conflicts in business; and understand what constitutes ethical and unethical practice. Topics that will be discussed include, amongst others, consumerism, environmental impact, threats to linguistic diversity, sustainable development, and ethical tourism. In order to develop the aforementioned skills, students will learn through Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) method, and critical pedagogy.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand in detail complex information from articles and reports concerned with business and/or ethical issues in which the writers adopt particular viewpoints.
2. Write clear, well-structured texts on business and ethical topics, synthesizing and evaluating information and arguments on the one hand while putting forward reasoned arguments/points of view on the other hand.
3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of complex issues relating to course topics, with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.
4. Demonstrate a good command of complex grammatical structures and of a broad lexical repertoire, including business-specific language and ethical topics, allowing gaps to be readily overcome with circumlocutions.
5. Give a clear, detailed oral presentation on a range of subjects and explain various viewpoints.
6. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language on a range of topics, using a variety of online media and contacts.
7. Demonstrate critical analytical skills when presenting, discussing and commenting on complex topics.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial20Online tutorials and consultations with instructor.
Directed learning80Keeping an online reflective journal using Loop; online readings, activities, and quizzes
Independent Study80Preparing individual assignments; revision of language and grammar; self-assessment
Group work70Preparation of group projects and presentations; preparation of research proposal, preparation of annotated bibliography.
Total Workload: 250

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
AssignmentWrite a synthesis based on a range of multimodal documents35%n/a
Group presentationOral presentation on a given topic35%n/a
Completion of online activityWeekly on & off line activities30%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

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    EBFBA in Global Business (France)
    INTBBachelor Business Studies International

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