Each year you will take two course units in each subject.
The French element is structured around core course units in spoken and written language. You will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study. Elective course units in French introduce key areas such as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication, cinema and the visual arts.
The History course units blend analysis, narrative and argument. After taking introductory courses in the first year, you will choose from a wide range of elective units covering subjects such as Tudor Britain and the Victorians and countries such as the USA, Spain and China.
Throughout the course, you will:
- learn to converse and write confidently in French
- analyse and critique French materials in a wide variety of media
- understand and critique primary and secondary historical sources
- develop insights, narratives and themes that account for historical events.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of History give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different subject.