Each year you will take three course units in French and one in Film Studies.
The French 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. 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.
In Film Studies you will take two core courses in European film and choose from specialist subjects that explore cinema in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
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
- take advantage of excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities
- develop a valuable portfolio of transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research and present analyses in a cogent, balanced and persuasive manner.
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 of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different subject.