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This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with recent as well as historical debates and research findings in the field of French and Francophone Studies. In particular it focuses on aspects of French in a global world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerational or trans-historical perspectives. Examples of topics that may be covered are Francophone communities; patterns of French migration and emigration; French and Francophone literature and cinema; history of French language.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed an in-depth knowledge of several contemporary or historical topics in the French speaking world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerationa or trans-historical perspectives;
- be able to intellectually and critically with cultural, social and linguistic issues facing the French language;
- be able to demonstrate an ability to process and communicate information effectively about the role and the place of the “Francophonie” in global contexts;
- be able to demonstrate a deep appreciation of the value of cultural diversity and of other cultures.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed effective public speaking and written communication skills;
- have acquired advanced critical thinking and analytical skills;
- have acquired a deep understanding of knowledge contexts and histories;
- have acquired attention to detail: through close reading and textual analysis;
- have developed effective time management and planning skills.
Last updated: 18 December 2020