Each year you will take three course units in French and one in visual arts.
In French the course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language and you will also study translation. You will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Language, Literatures and Cultures; with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
In the first year, optional course units in French introduce key areas such as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication and cinema, 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.
For the visual arts part of your degree, you will take two core courses in levels 1 and 2 and will select one or two further options each year from a wide choice of specialist subjects that explore visual culture in France, Germany, the Hispanic world and Italy.
Throughout the course, you will:
- learn to converse and write confidently in French
- analyse and critique French materials in a wide variety of media
- engage with the rich and varied world-view represented through the French language and understand the important role of France 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. 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.