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French Studies and Geography

BA Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:LR71
Minimum Length:4 Year(s)
Credit Points:390
Part II Weight:9
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:1
Part II Year 4 Weight:4
Director of Studies:Dr AM Folkard

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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The Modern Languages and Geography Programmes combine modules from two cognate disciplines to provide a broadly-based integrated programme of study focused on the analysis of economy, society, culture and language. Their aims are:


-         To provide a flexible but structured training in French and Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate
-         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment

-         To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training

-         To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

-         To offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of French Studies and Geography

-         To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Knowledge and Understanding

Although using modules available to all students in the two departments, this degree is distinctive in that it utilises a restricted range of relevant year two and year three courses, entails a year abroad acquiring language skills and requires students to undertake a project that is focused on an approved topic that integrates material from geography and modern languages.

Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.

Intellectual skills

-           Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

-           Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

-           Assessing the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies in geography

-         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

-         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

Practical skills

-         high-level French language skills and a detailed knowledge of the society and culture of Francophone countries, particularly through their third year spent in an appropriate

-         Plan, execute and report on fieldwork and geographical research in the human and physical realms, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

-         Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

-         Appreciate the ethical issues in geographical debates, as a citizen and researcher

Transferable skills

-           Work independently or as part of a team

-           Use relevant Information Technology

-           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

-           Design and prepare project proposals

-           An ability to learn new, diverse and complex material

-           Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life

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