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2020/2021  BA-BBLFO1003U  French Studies 3

English Title
French Studies 3

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
  • Robert Bettan - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 12-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • 1. Content:
  • Write a well-structured and faithful summary in French of a text, that is, a summary that captures the essential points and arguments of the author while respecting the argumentation line and chronology of the text
  • Show a clear understanding of economic institutions and actors in the regions studied, and their implications for competitiveness based on the concepts and themes in the curriculum.
  • Read and understand a written question and provide a written answer in French that is coherent, intelligible and logically related to the question posed. The answer must be a balanced discussion of viewpoints.
  • 2. Language:
  • Write correct French that is making use of the vocabulary appropriate for the topic, cohesive devices as well as avoiding major grammatical, lexical, and spelling errors that inhibit communication.
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
French Studies 3 - Language:
Sub exam weight40%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration4 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsLimited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
The student will have access to
  • basic IT application package
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 3 - Content:
Sub exam weight60%
Examination formWritten sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group examIndividual exam
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration4 hours
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)One internal examiner
Exam periodWinter
AidsLimited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
The student will have access to
  • basic IT application package
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.
Description of the exam procedure

The students will do one 4 hour written sit-exam. 40% of the grade is given for the language and 60 % of the grade is given for the content of the performance.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The overall aim of this course is to deepen the students’ knowledge of the economic, political and socio-cultural context in French-speaking parts of the world, and to strengthen their written communication skills in their chosen language. The specific aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of globalisation and internationalisation processes and their manifestations in and impact upon national and regional contexts.

 

The course is built up around two dimensions: content and language. The overall aim is to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of economic institutions, organisations, actors in selected Francophone parts of the world and to strengthen their written communication skills.

 

The specific aim of the course is to develop students’ understanding of the relationship between economic institutions and actors, and their implications for competitiveness.

 

Topics include business management and communication, key sectors, public-private division, business cultures, management educations and fashions and CSR in selected French speaking countries. What links these cases is that they illustrate different conceptions of how to do business and of the role of business in society.


The language dimension is aimed at improving the students’ written production (grammar and lexical skills, use of conjunctions, and idiomatic expressions) as well as their reading and comprehension.

Description of the teaching methods
Class teaching involving lectures, student presentations, group work, exercises and discussion. All teaching will take place in French and all reading will also be in the language.
Feedback during the teaching period
During the course, the students will receive feedback in class on their presentations and written exercises. In addition, students will receive individual written feedback on the two written assignments that the students are encouraged to write in preparation for the written exam in content and language. Students are expected to attend all classes, and be prepared and ready to participate actively.
Student workload
Lectures 36 hours
Exam 4 hours
Preparation 167 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

To be announced on Canvas

Last updated on 12-06-2020