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FR109 - Aspects of Modern French and German Literature

  • Module code: FR109
  • Module name: Aspects of Modern French and German Literature
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To broaden students' experience of reading literature; to complement the more theoretical core module Modes of Reading with the practical reading of a range of literary texts; to enable students to read, interpret, appreciate and articulate their responses both orally and in writing to a range of literary texts in translation, with some awareness of questions of genre, literary inventions, and the social, historical, political and philosophical contexts of literaryproduction and reception; to enable students to explore their own ideas about texts both individually and in co-operation with others; to provide some background to further study of European Cinema.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to: show some familiarity with and understanding and appreciation of a range of modern German narrative and dramatic texts; write an informed and structured argument on thematic or formal aspects of the texts; write a detailed critical commentary on a passage taken from one of the set texts; show some understanding of recent German history and the moral, philsophical and political problems which have confronted Germany in this century.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lecture and seminar plus screenings

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FR109-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 60%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 1
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