FJ2B0214 Introduction to the Literary Essay

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Katia Émilie V. Hayek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Vurm, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 G12
advanced level of French mastery of French "essai argumenté"
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective of the course is to allow the student, whatever his field of study: literature, linguistics or traductology: - to acquire the necessary methodological skills in order to write properly a French dissertation, as it is required in France. - to deepen the practice of academic writing - to reinforce his knowledge of the French language. This course is a first step to write a French thesis.
Learning outcomes
The student at the end of the course will be able to: - write a dissertation according to the method required in France. - to use his/her grammatical or scientific knowledge for this purpose. - to identify and summarize the information needed to answer a general question. - to write a fluid, coherent and logical argumentative text. In addition, the student will have practiced academic writing.
  • The themes of the course will be general topics, accessible to students and from the fiels of study of the students. For example, - reading - the usefulness of translations - translation and interpretation - literary genres - literary history - the different forms of language and their laws, - linguistic conformity, etc.
  • Guyot-Clément Christine, Apprendre la langue de l’argumentation : du texte à la dissertation, Paris, Belin, 2012
  • PREISS, Axel. La dissertation littéraire. 3e éd. Paris: Armand Colin, 2010. 221 s. ISBN 9782200249434. info
  • CHABOT, Alexis. Culture générale : méthodologie de la dissertation. Paris: Ellipses, 2004. 213 s. ISBN 272981874X. info
  • BACHINI, Bruno and Jean GONIÉ. Méthodologie de la dissertation. Paris: Ellipses, 2001. 190 s. ISBN 2729807152. info
Teaching methods
- class discussion - methodological exercices / homework - 4 dissertations during the semester
Assessment methods
Final exam: writing a dissertation in limited time. The student will choose one of the three proposed subjects. The subjects will be related to the course. The dissertations written during the semester may be integrated to the final grade.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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