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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 poster project on one or more topics studied
In any given year, across ten weeks, each weekly topic will study Paris from a novel perspective. Topics may include:
-Géographies parisiennes: Mapping the City of Paris through the ages
-Paris on Screen
-Paris and Song
-Paris: a space of Immigration (lieu de mémoire de l'immigration)
-Breaking Rules in 18th-century Paris
-Paris in 1789: Revolutionary Spaces
-Dubliners in Paris
-Africa in Paris
-Paris, Capital of Modernity (19th-century visual art)
-Paris in Poetry (Jacques Prévert)
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|
|Project: FInal Poster Project focusing on ONE or TWO of the weekly topics covered during this elective (see BS for specific parameters amd detailed instructions)||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: 10 x quizzes (on BrightSpace) to be completed each week for 10 weeks
Each quiz refers to the material covered in the two lecture hours that week
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Online automated feedback => 50% 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 => 50% poster project: each student completes a poster project. Feedback will be available once the exercise is completed by entire class group
|Dr Manu Braganca||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michael Brophy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Mary Gallagher||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Max McGuinness||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Emer O'Beirne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Síofra Pierse||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Laetitia Saint-Loubert||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Stephen Schwartz||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Douglas Smith||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Michael Wiedorn||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Mon 17:00 - 17:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Wed 17:00 - 17:50|