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Postgraduate course

Grammar and Literature

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeFRAN311
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageFrench
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ECTS Credits

15

Level of Study

Master

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The course is comprised of two components:

  • French grammar
  • French literature

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student:

  • has greater insight into modern French and also has knowledge of contemporary approaches in the study of French grammar.
  • Has greater insight into the key questions connected to literature and literary theory that have been raised in the course, as well as knowledge of new research in the chosen field.

The student is capable of:

  • accounting for the main aspects of modern French grammar
  • accounting for new research in French literature and literary theory

Upon completion of the course, students have a basis for continuing with further research in modern French grammar and literature.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

French 100- and 200-levels, or equivalent.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

FRAN306 (10 ECTS), FRAN309 (7,5 ECTS) and FRAN310 (7,5ECTS)

Access to the Course

The course is only open to students who do not have Norwegian as their mother tongue, and who are enrolled in the masterĀ“s programme in French or the MasterĀ“s Programme in Foreign Language Teachers Education.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures and seminars in grammar and literature. One double-lesson per week in each discipline for 12 weeks.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

In order to be eligible to take the exam, each student must complete a compulsory task in didactics that is given in connection with the teaching. The task must be approved in order to be eligible to take the exam.

Forms of Assessment

The exam has two parts:

  1. A written take-home exam in grammar. The candidate has 7 days to complete the essay, which comprise of about 2000 words.
  1. A written take-home exam in literature. The candidate has 7 days to complete the essay, which must be in French and comprise of about 2000 words.

Each part of the exam is evaluated according to the grade scale A-F, where each part of the exam counts for half of the final grade.

One of the two approved home exams is valid for up to two semesters after the semester of instruction.

Grading Scale

The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Spring

Reading List

Grammar: around 200 pages from a French textbook on grammar, in some cases combined with articles on linguistic topics.

Literature: A recommended reading list of 2-3 literary texts tied to the topic of FRAN308, which is taught in the same semester.

Students will be informed about possible changes in the reading list at the start of the semester.

Course Evaluation

The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Two take-home examinations

    Withdrawal deadline
    08.09.2017
    • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

    • Exam part: Take-home examination (grammar)

      Submission deadline
      13.10.2017, 13:00
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Take-home examination (literature)

      Submission deadline
      29.09.2017, 13:00
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam