FRA2900 - Bachelor's Thesis in French


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 30 minutes
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The topic of the thesis should be within one of the three disciplines of French as taught in Norwegian universities. Alternatively, students may choose an interdisciplinary topic. The bachelor's thesis must be written in French and consist of between 7500 and 9000 words, excluding references and appendices. The students should further develop their proficiency in French as well as their understanding of texts and academic writing. They should practise information processing, collection of empirical data and evaluation of research and methods within a relevant subject. The thesis may be written in cooperation with an external business or organisation.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- are able to articulate and limit a scientific research question.
- are capable of expressing themselves in written academic French.
- are able to analyse and organise collected information and present it in writing and speaking.
- are able to apply the scientific terminology and methods required in a piece of academic work.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group sessions and supervision. In group sessions and under academic supervision the students will select a research question, a reading list and write a project outline. The teaching will be organised with consideration to the students' topics and available supervision resources.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project outline
  • Oral presentation of the thesis
  • Research question
  • Bibliography

Further on evaluation

The bachelor's thesis must be written in French. The final assessment of the thesis is adjusted through an oral examination in French of about 30 minutes. Students who fail must retake both parts.

It is not possible to write a bachelor's thesis in semesters where this course is not taught/no supervision is offered.

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.

Required previous knowledge

Pass in a FRA2000-course within the same academic subdiscipline as the discipline that is the topic of the thesis (literature, linguistics or cultural history).

Course materials

Curriculum / reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester. The reading list will include compulsory reading as well as syllabus selected by the student in consultation with the academic supervisor.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: French

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • French
  • French Cultural Studies
  • French Literature
  • French Linguistics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 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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