Each year you will take two course units in each subject.
Offering cross-cultural perspectives across world literature, film and the visual arts, and combining innovation, flexibility and academic challenge, Comparative Literature and Culture will prepare you for the demands of today’s world and workplaces. In addition to core courses that develop your critical skills, you can choose from our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options. These span fiction, drama, cinema, painting and sculpture from different periods and areas, all taught by leading research specialists.
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.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently in French
analyse and critique French materials in a wide variety of media
acquire the kind of critical, communication and leadership skills that are highly valued by prospective employers
develop the ability to think broadly and critically beyond conventional conceptual boundaries in ways which are particularly relevant in today’s globalized world
gain a sophisticated, critical appreciation of cultural life and cultural diversity, drawing on a very broad range of international literary, filmic and artistic references and major critical perspectives
hone oral and written communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems in sophisticated and flexible ways.
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 School's website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.