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CODE 94814
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
LANGUAGE French
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami:
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94813 2024
  • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94813 2024
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the systematic study of the French language at the phonological, syntactic and lexical level. It also aims to develop students' oral and written skills by paying particular attention to the language of the political, economic and legal world.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The course has the following training objectives

1.         To develop knowledge of the French language in its phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical dimensions.

2.         To develop the student's written and oral skills.

3.         To introduce the main concepts of discourse analysis.

4.         To introduce the main debates in France on current issues (gender and migration).

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course offers the possibility of 6 or 12 CFUs corresponding to 36 and 72 hours of lectures.

At the end of the course, students will be able to follow a complex argument in a clearly articulated discourse related to the field of interest. They will be able to distinguish main topics from secondary topics, and to distinguish the point of view expressed from the facts being reported. Students will be able to read texts related to the field of interest largely independently. They will have acquired a broad vocabulary in the production of texts of a register consistent with the field of interest.

PREREQUISITES

Students enrolled in the course must have a language proficiency level corresponding to level B1 of the CEFR.

Those who do not have this level may, during the first year of the course, ask the instructor for permission to follow as an auditor the lectureship for three-year degrees (which require, for the languages mentioned, the attainment of level B1) as well as the access codes to the language self-study courses available at the following address https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons are given in the presential mode. Attendance is strongly recommended.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  1. Theoretical module: The syllabus may be subject to modification with possible insights into current events in the French-speaking area; in any case, each topic will be presented through ad-hoc teaching material, which will be uploaded on Aulaweb.

    The theory module is divided into two parts of 36 hours each, both compulsory, taught by Professors Gattiglia and Ozza.

    Theoretical Module (Gattiglia)

    The theory module held by Prof. Gattiglia will focus on institutional speeches and/or speeches delivered by institutional figures from the French-speaking area. The bodies of work will concern the thematic axes of gender and immigration. Various types of speeches will be analysed (laws, official speeches, posts on social networks, campaign posters, videos, etc.).

    The theoretical module will provide students with basic elements of discourse analysis that will help them identify the main discursive, rhetorical and argumentative strategies used in political argumentation.

    Theoretical Module (Ozza)

    The theoretical module taught by Prof. Ozza will cover the French historical and social background in the 20th century through the study of some key issues related to the Second World War, in particular:

    1.         The Resistance and the Vichy regime.

    2.         The right to vote.

    3.         The condition of women.

    Language exercise classes:

    Development of B2-level skills through morphosyntactic, lexical, textual exercises.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For the theoretical module:

- Materials available on Aulaweb.

The texts will be indicated at the beginning of the lessons.

For the language exercise classes:

Maïa Gregoire, Alina Kostucki, Grammaire progressive du français Perfectionnement B2 C2 CLE International, 2017. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NORA GATTIGLIA (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The start date of the lectures will be announced on the Department website and on the Aulaweb platform.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

For students taking the 6-CFU course, the final examination will consist in

  • Written test: (a) written comprehension and (b) written production.
  • Oral examination.

For students taking the 12-credit course, the final examination will consist in

  • Written test: (a) written comprehension, (b) written production, (c) translation of short sentences on topics seen during the course.
  • An oral examination.

It is necessary to pass the written test to gain access to the oral test. The oral test will focus on the ability to explain and discuss the contents proposed in class (for both the 6 CFU course and for the 12 CFU course).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The overall assessment of the two tests is expressed in thirtieths. During the oral examination, the ability to analyse the proposed texts and to relate them to the disciplines of the master's degree course, as well as the use of specific language, will be assessed in addition to language skills. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning difficulties /

Étudiantes et étudiants handicapés ou porteurs de troubles spécifiques des apprentissages

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak with the instructor.

Les étudiantes et étudiants handicapés ou porteurs de troubles spécifiques des apprentissages et disposant d'un certificat approprié sont priés de contacter l'enseignante responsable du cours s’iels souhaitent discuter d'éventuels changements au programme ou à la méthode d'examen.

Iscrizione ad Aulaweb / Inscription à Aulaweb

Subscription to Aulaweb is mandatory for both attending and non-attending students.

L’inscription à l’espace Aulaweb est obligatoire pour les étudiant.e.s qui fréquentent les cours comme pour celleux qui ne les fréquentent pas.

Registration to exams / Inscription aux examens

Registration to exams is mandatory.

L’inscription aux examens est obligatoire.