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1) Students will learn about the iconic city of Paris from a variety of new, expert perspectives
2) Students will hone their French listening skills by focusing on spoken French or French audio materials
3) Students will practise their French reading skills by focusing on short written texts and materials in French
4) Students will focus their interpretative skills by answering weekly quizzes on the topics covered
5) Students will present an in-depth study in a Zoom Presentation project on one of a list of topics relating to materials studied
In any given year, weekly topics will study Paris from a different perspective. Topics may include some of the following:
-Géographies parisiennes: Mapping the City of Paris through the ages
-Paris and Song
-Paris: a space of Immigration (lieu de mémoire de l'immigration)
-Paris and the Crusades
-Breaking Rules in 18th-century Paris
-Paris in 1789: Revolutionary Spaces
-Dubliner in Paris: Samuel Beckett
-Paris, Capital of Modernity (19th-century visual art)
-Paris in Poetry (Jacques Prévert)
-Cultural Cannibalism and French Cuisine in Paris
et bien d'autres...
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
It is essential to have studied French to a lower intermediate level before taking this module.
For example, students might have passed French at Leaving Cert (honours) level.
Or students might have achieved a B1 on the CEFR grid (https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=090000168045bb57).
Or international students may come from a francophone household.
This module might also be useful for students at any stage of their UCD studies who wish to maintain, hone, or revise rusty French skills.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: Paris Recorded Video Presentation focuses on ONE of the weekly subjects covered during module.
See BrightSpace for choice of Presentation Project Topics and detailed instructions.
|Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Approximately 10 x quizzes (on BrightSpace) to be completed weekly during trimester.
Each quiz refers to the material covered in the two lecture hours per week/topic.
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Online automated feedback => 40% online quizzes on BrightSpace are corrected automatically, with correct answers signalled once exercise is completed by entire class group Feedback individually to students, post assessment => 60% Zoom Presentation:: each student completes a Zoom Presentation project. Feedback will be available once the exercise is completed by entire class group
|Dr Janée Allsman||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Manu Braganca||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michael Brophy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Derval Conroy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Mary Gallagher||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Emer O'Beirne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Síofra Pierse||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lucille Raynal||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Stephen Schwartz||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Douglas Smith||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33||Mon 17:00 - 17:50|
|Online Learning||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 17:00 - 17:50|