FRA1120 - French Literary History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 10 minutes
Written examination 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

Different periods in French literary history from the 16th century until the present are studied and exemplified through analysis of a selection of literary texts.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course:
- have knowledge of the different periods in the literary history of French culture from the Renaissance until the present.
- have a vocabulary in French that characterises the different periods in literary history.
- are conscious of the delimitation of periods in literary history.
- possess a vocabulary about literary history that make them capable of expressing themselves, in speaking and in writing, about characteristic features of the different periods in literary history.
- are capable of considering the different aesthetical principles from a historical perspective.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars with discussions. Study groups. 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 oral exam grade may adjust the grade of the written exam. The grade for each part is not published, only a final grade is given. For the course to be passed, both parts of the exam should fulfill a level which meets the final grade. Students who fail must sit both parts again.

The exam must be answered in French. Information about which dictionaries, if any, you are allowed to consult during the 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 semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FRA1102 7.5 01.09.2019
FRAC1101 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:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: French

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • French Literature
  • French
  • French Literature
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination
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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