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LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I

CODE 94813
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 8768 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DIPLOMATICHE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 8768 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DIPLOMATICHE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8776 SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8776 SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE (L-16) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11161 SCIENZE DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE E DELLA POLITICA (L-16) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • International and Diplomatic Sciences 8768 (coorte 2019/2020)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES 8772 (coorte 2019/2020)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES 8772 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2019/2020)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II 94814
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    French Language Level B1

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The object of the course is the systematic study of French in its phonological, morphological, syntactical and lexical dimensions. It also aims at developing students’ spoken and written competence with a special attention to politics, economics and law discourse.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will have acquired a level B1 competence in French, which will allow them to engage in professional activities thanks to basic linguistic competence and their ability to communicate information, suggest solutions for problems and/or to continue their university career. Students will have a sufficient linguistic repertoire to explain a concept’s main points and to express opinions on abstract and cultural topics. Students will be able to express themselves clearly, albeit with errors, and to relate simple and sequential events.

    Students will also be able to understand and comment in a simple manner texts related to francophone countries international politics and to contextualize them.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students should know basic metalinguistic terminology, have history, geography and society basic notions, and know the organization of society and its political structures.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Presential lessons with Aulaweb support. Team based learning.

    Students are also invited to use the following online course to improve their language competence:

    B1: link to the course: https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=32   access key: dispoLCIFRB1_2020

    Due to possible anti-Covid restrictions, the course may be taught entirely or partially online.

    Recommended Reading/bibliography

    See Italian section

    Further bibliographical references will be given during the course. Students can refer to Aulaweb for information on lesson notes, bibliography.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Course: through the reading and anlysis of essays and articles, the course will deal with the subject of French colonisation, more specifically on the recent question of “déboulonnage des statues”.

    This course is connected to the “MemWar. Memorie delle guerre e dei traumi del XX secolo” research project (https://memwarunige.hypotheses.org/). Students are invited to take part in the theatre workshop (for information see https://corsi.unige.it/8740/news/5566-laboratorio-teatrale-narramondo-per-progetto-memwar).

    Practical exercices: development of French B1 competences thorough practical exercices (grammar, lexicon, text reading).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    VALERIE EMMA OZZA (President)

    DANIELA CARPANI

    ISABELLA PESCE (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Annual courseTimetable available on EasyAcademy.

     Lessons will start in the middle of October

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Theoretical module: final oral examination will deal with subjects dealt with during the course. Non attending students may refer to Aulaweb instructions and material.

    Practical exercises:

    1. Attending students: there will be two written exams, one at mid-course and one at the end, that will aim at assessing language competence.
    2. Non attending students: final written exam, aiming at assessing language competence

     

    Attenzione: le modalità d’esame potranno essere adattate alle condizioni imposte dalle norme di sicurezza anti-Covid e potranno subire variazioni.

    Due to possible anti-Covid restrictions, exams may be entirely or partially online.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written exam will assess the level of linguistic competence. The oral exam will assess the level of spoken language competence and also the students’ ability to organize contents and to establish links between different subjects and contexts. The final evaluation is given on 30.

    Attending students:

    mid-course exam: 25%

    final written exam: 25%

    oral exam: 50%

    Non-attending students:

    final written exam: 50%

    oral exam: 50%

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    15/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    12/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    12/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    09/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    09/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    25/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    15/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    13/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA
    07/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA SCRITTO+ORALE OZZA

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The inscription to Aulaweb is compulsory both for students who attend lessons and for those who cannot attend them. The inscription to the exams is compulsory and available up to 3 working days before the exam (if not otherwise specified).