French and Spanish - BA (Hons) (RR14)

 

  

  


University of Nottingham Trent



French and Spanish - BA (Hons)



About the course

If you want to combine two languages, then this joint honours degree is a great choice for you. It enables you to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. Combining two languages can give your degree an international perspective that will make you stand out in the graduate employment market.

Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. You have the opportunity to spend your third year studying at a partner university in France, Spain or Latin America or working in a French-speaking or Spanish-speaking country. It’s also possible to opt for a short work placement module in the second half of your second year.

By choosing French and Spanish you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose from a wide range of modules, depending on your own preferences and interests. Many of our graduates are now pursuing exciting careers in different countries and regions around the world.


What you will study?

French joint honours

French can be studied from A-level. By the end of your degree you’ll have a high level of fluency and accuracy in spoken and written French. Throughout the degree we’ll explore French culture and you’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary French society.

Spanish joint honours

Whether you’re coming to us as a complete beginner, or you’ve already studied Spanish to A-level, this exciting course will give you a high level of fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Spanish. Throughout the degree we’ll explore Spanish and Latin American culture and you’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary Spanish and Latin American society. To further increase your career options you can take a final year module that develops translation and interpreting skills.

To provide opportunities to develop language skills outside the classroom, you’ll have access to our excellent language resource centres which provide:

  • Internet access
  • audio-visual facilities
  • an extensive library of the latest French and Spanish language films
  • computer-aided language learning software
  • course-related books, materials and periodicals.

Year one:

Core modules

French Language One

The module focuses on developing your understanding of key issues in contemporary French culture and society, and your key communicative skills in French: listening, speaking, reading, writing.

Spanish Language One (Accelerated Beginners)

This module will provide you with the ability to communicate effectively in many real life situations so you are able to build your language learning skills and other transferable competencies. This is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of the language.

Spanish Language One (Post A-level)

This module will allow you to focus on developing your understanding of central issues in contemporary Spanish society and cultural development. You'll develop your communication skills in Spanish in areas such as: listening, reading and writing whilst also applying yourself to varied materials in a range of media. You'll also take part in whole class, small groups and paired discussions in Spanish.

Introduction to French Politics, Society and Culture

Learn about the key issues and events that have shaped French culture and society since the middle of the 20th Century. Your findings on the themes and ideas which have shaped French society will be complemented by a discussion of what they represent in contemporary and contemporaneous visual and written texts.

Introduction to Spanish Culture and Society (Post A-level only)

You'll explore a range of key issues and events that have shaped Spanish culture and society since the beginning of the 20th Century. For further study of Spanish society and culture this module will give you a foundation to understanding modern Spain. By analysing Spanish texts and partaking in discussions, you'll acquire additional language learning skills.

Introduction to Hispanic Studies (Accelerated Only)

This is an inter-disciplinary module that addresses background issues and themes relevant to an understanding of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. You'll explore issues surrounding gender equality, cultural identity as well as focus on the economic development during the 20th Century.

Year two:

Core modules

French Language Two

This core language module will help you develop skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading. You'll develop fluency and accuracy in the spoken and written language as well as learning skills, grammar, and other transferable skills such as spoken debates and presentations.

Spanish Language Two (Accelerated Beginners)

This module will enable you to build on your fluency and accuracy in the written and spoken language of Spanish. You’ll be introduced to a wider range of the language, and will analyse written and audio-visual texts in more depth as well as take part in small group and paired discussions within formal and informal settings. This module aims to prepare you both linguistically and practically for an extended residence abroad.

Spanish Language Two (Post A-level)

This module will enable you to build on your fluency and accuracy in the written and spoken language of Spanish. You'll be able to build on your language learning skills and grammar, as well as obtain other skills such as video analysis, translations, verbal debates and presentations. You'll explore issues within the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. This module aims to prepare you both linguistically and practically for an extended residence abroad.

French optional modules

Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980)

Analyse films and novels, concentrating on a series of representations of the traumatic transformation of France during the postwar decades of economic growth. You will explore central themes such as: Americanisation, the transformation of everyday life and France's changing place in the world.

Le Cas 68

Examine the events of May / June 1968 in France as one of the most important historical events since the Second World War. The module will focus on in-depth analysis of the roles played by the numerous protagonists, examination of primary sources, assessment of the portrayal of the “events” in the media and literature, and an evaluation of the legacy of 1968.

Languages at Work

You'll be offered the opportunity to take part in a language themed work placement where you'll work with a local employer for a minimum of 30 hours and produce a piece of writing which reflects on the experience.

Spanish optional modules

Introduction to Spanish Cultural Representations

You'll explore the various depictions of national identity, gender, class and race within the Spanish culture. You'll study a range of media texts for this such as, writers, film directors and painters. This module is delivered in Spanish.

Introduction to Latin American Studies

You'll be given a background to the many issues and themes that are crucial to understanding contemporary Latin America by exploring issues such as, the colonial legacy and the social transformation of Latin America during the 20th Century. This module is delivered in Spanish.

Introduction to Contemporary Spain (Accelerated Only)

This module will give you a background to the issues and themes which are crucial for understanding contemporary Spain. This module is delivered in Spanish.

Languages at Work

You'll be offered the opportunity to take part in a language themed work placement where you'll work with a local employer for a minimum of 30 hours and produce a piece of writing which reflects on the experience.

Year three:

In Year Three, you can spend time working or studying in France. Our partner universities are found in Aix-en-Provence, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Strasbourg, Nice, Besançon, Montpellier, and Versailles.

OR

In year three you can spend time working or studying in Spain or Latin America. Our partner Universities are found in Alcala, Avila, Leon, Madrid, Salamanca, Santander, Valencia, and Santiago in Chile.

Final Year:

Core modules

Capstone Project

This is a specialist project which allows you to combine practical learning with subject-specific theories. This module offers you the opportunity to develop an in-depth project where you can demonstrate skills such as planning, organisation and research skills.

OR

Real-Life Work Project

Students who are unable to take the year abroad as part of their degree produce a Real-Life Work Project during their final year. Working closely with an employer you'll identify, discuss, develop and deliver a project that is both beneficial for the employer and will enhance your employability options. You'll also provide a synoptic assessment where you'll highlight how your degree in the Modern Languages programme has developed you as a person, academically and as a graduate.

French Language Three

The core language module, will help you to develop skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading. You'll also focus on developing your accuracy and fluency within the written and spoken language of French. You'll develop high-level critical and analytical skills where you can apply linguistic and socio-cultural awareness and analysis to contemporary documents.

Spanish Language Three

This core module will help develop your fluency and accuracy within the written and spoken language of Spanish. You'll utilise a selection of analysis of important contemporary issues in Spanish and Latin American societies which will help enhance your communication skills and will motivate you to achieve a high level of language knowledge. You'll develop high-level critical and analytical skills where you can apply linguistic and socio-cultural awareness and analysis to contemporary documents.

French optional modules

Contemporary France: Texts in Transition

Develop your awareness of French culture and society, by studying a range of films and written texts which reflect cultural debates critical to contemporary France. This module will give you an enhanced, critical and diverse understanding of writing styles and different forms of visual texts.

La France et l’Europe

Explore the relationship between France and Europe with a particular emphasis on the European Union. This module will explore the relationship between France and Europe with a particular emphasis on the European Union. You'll also explore the different changes that have occurred in French perspectives on Europe over the last six decades.

Translation and Interpreting

Develop your ability to interpret into and out of French and learn what it is like to be a professional interpreter in a major international organisation. You'll gain skills to help you endeavour tasks such as translation and interpreting as well as be prepared with a selection of theoretical and practical issues.

The Limits of Representation: Text and Image in French Culture and Society

Explore the different ways that text and image are combined in the form of signs, advertising, maps and calendars. You'll look at how the relationship between these two forms are in constant negotiation with each other.

Spanish optional modules

Culture and Society in 20th-century Spain: Cinema, Music, Text

Explore the representations of gender and nation within different Spanish cultural 20th-century texts. This is a student led module, where topics are mostly introduced by student debates and presentations.

Contemporary Latin American Society

You'll focus on the economic, social, cultural and political changes within Latin America. This module is delivered in Spanish and the focal point is mainly on the effect of the neoliberal rearrangement in the region since the mid-1970s.

Translation in the Professional World

This module equips you with some of the basic techniques that are used in professional translation. practical texts and within various situations. You'll be welcomed to a selection of theoretical and practical issues which will determine the outcome of such tasks. The practical skills you'll gain in this module are of those that are actively sought by employers.


How you’re taught

How will I learn?

Each year you’ll choose a range of core and optional modules from the lists above. The first year is normally divided equally between the two joint honours subjects but at the end of Year One, you’ll have the opportunity to select between an equally weighted joint honours course and a more specialised pathway, depending on your interests.

Teaching principally takes place through a combination of lectures, where tutors introduce the key ideas, and seminars, where smaller groups discuss those ideas.

Contact hours

If you’re struggling with a topic or require additional support or guidance, you can arrange to see your tutors in small groups or one-to-one, to discuss essay plans or to seek some specific academic guidance.

It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.

Excellent placement opportunities

You have the opportunity to spend your third year studying at a partner university in France, Spain or Latin America, or working in a French-speaking or Spanish-speaking country. Students on work placement, often as a language assistant in a French or Spanish school, are also paid while abroad.

Watch our video to find out more.

It’s also possible to opt for a work placement module in the second half of your second year. Placements will be short and intensive and include an academic assessment or project as part of your degree. The School’s Employability Coordinator and placement tutors help source and secure placements relevant to your course or preferred joint honours subject.

More student opportunities

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can enhance your communication skills, enrich your experience when travelling abroad and boost your career prospects. Find out more about the University Language Programme.



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