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French 1, basic course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   712G01
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- grammatical and phonetic fundamental concepts;
- account for systematic grammatical and phonological differences and similarities between French and the Swedish;
- express himself or herself both orally and in writing in different situations with a good vocabulary and without making systematic pronunciation and grammar errors;
- demonstrate basic knowledge of French literature and discuss it in relation to a literary movement;
- demonstrate basic knowledge of French social structure and of everyday life in France.
The course is organised in the form of four modules that are read in parallel under the course of the semester.

The French Language
Repetition of fundamental grammatical concepts. Systematic overview of French grammar with practical exercises and translation. Phraseology and synonymy. This module also contains fundamental phonetic concepts and necessary terminology and a systematic overview and training of the French phonological system and intonation patterns. Written production that involves exercise in producing own text in French.

Cultural Studies
Cultural studies imply studies of history, social situations and current questions in France. Furthermore, exercises are included in conversation and presentation technique that is based on reading of texts in different genres concerning culture and social situations.

Reading of modern literary text from both a literary and a linguistic view. Parts of the text volume are read intensively. A literary-historical overview is made in parallel with the works that are read. The course also contains conversational exercises.

Thematic module
This module is organised around a theme that may change from semester to semester.
Working methods are learning supporting seminars, teaching sessions, lectures, literature studies, group assignments and pronunciation exercises.
The course is examined through written examination, oral examination, and oral and written presentation. The examination is an individual effort.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Specific entry requirements 2 (relevant language level 3 and Eng B). Exemption is given for Eng B.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
French 1, basic course
Franska 1, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2009-00139   Course Code: 712G01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : French - FRA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-06-18
Latest revision 2012-06-26