FRA1110 - Introduction to French history and literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

This course is a general introductory course in French, mostly focused on intensive training in written and oral French. The course provides an introduction to French history and literature, and it allows students to pursue further French studies.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course:
- are familiar with a selection of both literary works and non-fiction works related to French history
- are familiar with basic approaches to textual analysis
- have knowledge about the important epochs in French history
- can write about French history and literature in French
- know how to make correct use of and cite sources

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars with discussions. Study groups. Written proficiency training. The course is taught in French. 80% attendance is required in lectures and seminars.

Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% attendance
  • 4 assignments

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in French. Information about which dictionaries, if any, you are allowed to consult during the written exam will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FRA1100 7.5 01.09.2019
FRAC1100 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: French

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • French Literature
  • French
  • French Cultural Studies
  • French Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 F INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 F INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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