Course: Contemporary Francophone World I

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Course title Contemporary Francophone World I
Course code URO/FS1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction French
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Pešek Ondřej, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Djiba Aly-Simeuh
Course content
1. Political system of contemporary France. 2. France and the European Union, France and the world. 3. French education. 4. Religious and racial (in)tolerance in the contemporary French society. 5. Mass unemployment . 6. Questions connected with immigration in France. 7. The position of France in the war against terrorism. 8. Universalism and the national identity. 9. Lifestyle of contemporary France. 10. Contemporary French culture.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course is focused on French culture and civilisation.
Students should acquire a complex vision of everyday life in France and political system of the French Republic.
No special prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Combined exam.
Recommended literature
  • ALPIN, Richard (1993). A dictionary of contemporary France, Chicago..
  • BEAUCLAIR, Michelle (2003). The Francophone world, New York..
  • RADIMSKÁ, Jitka - HANSE, Pascal (1993). Introduction a la civilisation et a la culture françaises, České Budějovice..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Translation studies: French Language (2017) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): French Language (2013) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -