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BA French and Communications Studies

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  • Objectives
    This degree offers you the opportunity to combine studies in French language, literature and culture along with the theory and history of communications in a global context. You will normally divide your time equally between both subjects, taking core and optional modules.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: B in French at A level IB score: 32 (5 in French)
  • Academic Title
    BA French and Communications Studies
  • Course description
    BA French and Communications Studies

    Programme

    Year one

    In French, you will receive a firm grounding in the structures of the language through the core language module, and pursue a choice of introductory studies in reading French texts, contemporary France, French history or linguistics. In Communications Studies, you will be introduced to the key theories and ideas, developing knowledge and understanding of approaches to subjects such as visual culture and communication, cultural difference and globalisation.

    Year two

    In French, your language studies will be consolidated and developed to prepare you for the year abroad. You will study a choice of modules aimed at developing further your knowledge of French literature (all periods), linguistics, history, politics, culture and film. In Communications Studies you will examine the political implications of theories and approaches to culture and communications, and explore the politics of particular situations, ranging from everyday-life encounters to questions of national identity.

    Year three

    Spent in France or a French-speaking country, on a programme of studies in a higher education institution, or as an assistant in a school, or on a work placement.

    Year four

    In French, you will perfect your command of the language and its use in increasingly sophisticated contexts. You will also study a choice of research-led modules drawn from the areas of literature, linguistics, history, politics, culture and film. In Communications Studies your final year allows you to specialise in areas of your choice. Optional modules will explore topics such as political correctness, hate speech and representations of disaster.

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