FRA3111 - Specialization in French literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 weeks

Course content

One or two French literary works will be studied via several different perspectives, for example: thematic, rhetorical, narratological, literary history. This can also involve studying the work(s) via adaptations, such as film, cartoons, or other literary works based on the original text(s). Dimensions of the texts related to cultural or literary-historical context, history of ideas, or genre will be a central aspect of the course.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have completed this course
-have extended knowledge about French literature and can apply various analytical perspectives to literary texts
-have a profound knowledge of one or two central works of French literature
-can discuss the relation between various texts in French with a critical approach to the texts
-masters academic presentations in oral and written French
-have the capacity to structure and formulate ideas clearly and insightfully

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and/or seminars. Teaching is offered in cooperation with the University of Bergen.

Obligatory assignments:
One 15 minutes oral presentation about a chosen research question related to the reading list.
One written assignment of around 800 words: a summary of a reading list article which gives weight to the article’s structure and argumentation. The assignment should also contain a final critical section, where the article’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed.

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

  • Oral presentation (15 min)
  • Written assignment (800 words)

Further on evaluation

Home exam (3 weeks) on a given topic. The exam must be answered in French.

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 announced at the beginning of the semester. Handouts during the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: French

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-20

Submission 2020-12-11

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-05-07

Submission 2021-05-28

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

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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