Short Title:French Literature & Society
Full Title:French Literature & Society
Module Code:LANG H4007
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:EAMONN MAHER
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable the student to acquire a thorough knowledge of a selected number of literary works, enabling them to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of the interrelationship between literature and society.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the role played by literature in modern French society
LO2 Read literary texts in French
LO3 Analyse literary texts as works of literature.
LO4 Critically approach and analyse literary texts and the role played by literature in its social and political context in French society
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
This course will focus on a number of different literary genres; contemporary novel, drama or poetry
Focus on reading texts of a literary nature in French
Discussion and Evaluation
Focus on discussing and evaluating texts of a literary nature in French
Focus on writing a critique of texts of a literary nature
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Jean Paul Sartre 1991, Huis Clos, Gallimard
  • François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux, Pocket
  • Samuel Beckett 1987, En attendant Godot, Editions de Minuit
  • Albery Camus, La Peste, Pocket
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 8 Elective