Francophone Politics and Ideas

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Francophone Politics and Ideas

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    French, French Culture, Political Science

  • Language Level


  • Prerequisites

    FR101, FR121 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Study of a representative literary work and of extracts from post-colonial studies of French speaking African countries.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Define the relationship (political, cultural, economic and educational) between France and its former colonies in Africa.
    - Discuss the specific characteristics of literature written in French by authors from sub-Saharan Africa.
    - Demonstrate awareness of the situation of and extent of use of the French language in Africa since decolonisation.

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 24 hours

    - University scheduled written examination: 100%

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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