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2020/2021  BA-BBLFO1001U  French Studies 1

English Title
French Studies 1

Course information

Language French
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Kim Kryger - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 24-08-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Identify factual information about their chosen language area taught during the course,
  • Identify rules governing grammar in their chosen language
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
French Studies 1 Multiple-choice Test:
Sub exam weight50%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
The duration of the exam is 2 hours in total (1 hour per sub exam).
Assignment typeMultiple choice
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsClosed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
French Studies 1 Grammer Test:
Sub exam weight50%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
The duration of the exam is 2 hours in total (1 hour per sub exam).
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsClosed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course is built up around two dimensions – content and language.

 

The content dimension provides a general introduction to the “Francophone Space” i.e. the world’s French-speaking countries/regions/communities, their identities, political cultures, economies and institutions as well as their international relations. The course focuses on why and how French is spoken by approx. 300 million people across five continents today; the characteristics and gestation of contemporary francophone identities (global, national, regional and postcolonial); the International relations structuring the contemporary Francophone Space; the International Organization of La Francophonie and the francophone identity in the global order

The course presents a basic historical and geographical introduction to French-speaking areas/countries; interrogates the diversity, commonalities and the interrelations of societies/countries sharing a common use of French today;  investigates the role of the francosphere in the contemporary world of today.

The course lays the foundation of the second semester course - French 2- that focuses on the interplay between globalization and local/specific francophone contexts.

The language dimension is aimed at improving the students’ basic grammar skills, pronunciation and fluency as well as and their reading and oral comprehension. Emphasis will also be placed on learning and exercising phrases needed in order to make presentations and participate in class discussions.

Description of the teaching methods
All teaching will take place in French and all reading will also be in French. A combination of lectures, class discussions and student presentations will develop students’ knowledge and ability to analyse and understand current cultural and social processes in the chosen region.
Feedback during the teaching period
The principal way for students to receive feedback on their readings and work for this course (Content and Language dimensions) is through active participation in classes. Classes will incorporate regular tests and interactive exercises (MCTs, problem solving, student presentations) as well as written assignments allowing students to measure their learning progress continuously and prepare for their final exam. Students are therefore expected to attend all classes and to come prepared and ready to participate actively.

The lecturers will also strive to be readily available for one-to-one dialogues during breaks and following each class session.
Student workload
Lectures 46 hours
Exam 2 hours
Preparation 158 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

To be announced on Canvas

Last updated on 24-08-2020