Units of Study

FRNC3682 - French Popular Culture

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Francoise Grauby

Description

The aim of this unit is to define and study French popular culture. What are the distinctions between popular culture and elite culture? How is the audience characterised? By studying different media (popular literature, advertising, comic strips, etc.), we will analyse the elements that characterise popular culture and discuss its social, ideological and psychological functions. The theoretical discussions will be based on the studies of Barthes, Eco and Baudrillard.

Assessments

class participation (10%), 1x10-12 minute class presentation (equivalent to 3000wds in English) (40%), 1x1500wd essay in French (equivalent to 3000wds in English) (50%)

Textbooks

Course booklet to be purchased from the University Copy Centre

Classes

2x1-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

FRNC1632 or FRNC1302 or FRNC2615 or FRNC2502

Prohibitions

FRNC3805, FRNC3806

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by FRNC2680. This unit of study will not be offered again.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect

       

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Tute

     

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

FRNC3682

       

Tute

Tute

   

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