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Course content

The course offers varying specialized studies of a selection of French language literature by at least two authors who represent a particular genre. The texts are picked from at least two centuries.

Spring 2018: Romans d'amour épistolaires

Learning outcome

When you have completed the course, you can:

  • account for the most important developments within a genre in French literature;
  • analyze works of literature within this genre;
  • apply theoretical terms developed for the study of this genre;
  • place these literary works in a historical literary context


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Ved for få påmeldte studenter avlyses undervisning og eksamen i emnet.


Recommended previous knowledge

FRA1301 – French literature 1 (prose) or equivalent

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FRA4370 – Fransk litteratur, genrestudium


Teaching consists of 2 seminar hours a week, for 14 weeks.

The course has an obligatory assignment: within a specified date, students must submit an obligatory paper of 4 pages (a page consists of 2300 characters not including spaces) written in French. The obligatory assignment has to be approved by the teacher in order for the student to sit the exam.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The final grade for the course is set on the basis of a three-day take-home exam. The exam has to be written in French and consist of 5 pages of 2300 characters each (spaces not included).

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

Since this is a course with a new topic every year, the obligatory assignment must be done again to resit the exam.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Rapporter fra periodiske evalueringer

Facts about this course






Spring 2018

Spring 2016

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2011


Spring 2018

Spring 2016

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2011

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