FRA1110 - Introduction to French history and literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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

- have knowledge about the important epochs in French history


Candidates who have passed this course:

- are able to make use of basic approaches to textual analysis

- can write about French history and literature in French

- can discuss historical and literary topics in French

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course:

- possess basic textual competences

- 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.

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

  • 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.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FRA1100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
FRAC1100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2023-11-28 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 Sluppenvegen 14 22
Spring ORD School exam 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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