The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a master's course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications.
Objectives of the course:
to provide you with opportunities to further develop your skills in the study and the use of the French language
to provide you with opportunities to extend and deepen your skills in the reading and discussion of texts
to introduce you to work in specialised areas of French as a multidisciplinary subject
to give you a sense of French culture in French-speaking countries around the world
On graduation from this course, you will have:
developed a capacity for independent critical thinking
acquired and developed transferable skills such as information gathering, analysis and interpretationacquired a range of personal and interpersonal skills in addition to communication and listening skills
developed reflectiveness, self-awareness and a capacity for cooperative endeavour through taking responsibility for group work
The modules on offer, are in the main, those offered to second-year and final-year degree students. French as a degree-level subject is organised into a number of distinct elements:
language modules on reading, writing, speaking and listening
core modules dealing with the study of culture and literature
specialised modules covering different areas of French as a multidisciplinary subject, including literary studies, linguistics, French thought and the history of ideas, cultural studies, French society and institutions, the francophone world.
Why Choose This Course
The Higher Diploma in French at UCC is delivered by an active team of teachers and researchers who support and encourage students who want to learn about French and Francophone cultures and are keen to become independent thinkers.
The qualification will give you a strong sense of the importance of France and the French language in the world today. You will acquire not only knowledge, but also skills. The global spread of French as a language, the economic strength of France, as well as emerging Francophone cultures, make this a great time to discover more from our Department.