The course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language in each year spent on campus. Additional language course units including translation are taken by specialist (single and major French) students.
All our courses are constructed to enable the progressive acquisition of transferable skills (such as précis-writing and oral presentations) which can be applied to other areas of study and to the world of work.
Language course units exploit film resources and computer programmes designed by the department, with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
In the first year, optional course units introduce key areas such as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication, cinema and the visual arts, which equip students with foundational knowledge, critical tools and skills. By the final year, the range of course units allows students to specialise in aspects of particular interest.
Throughout the course, you will:
- learn to converse and write confidently in contemporary French
- analyse and critique French materials in a wide variety of media
- relate aspects of French language and culture to daily life, business and society at large
- engage with the rich and varied world-view represented through French language, literature and culture, and understand the continuing role of the French and their language in world affairs.
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.
The gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.