Ow far does Oyono go in Une vie de boy in his anti-colonialism and his affirmation of nationalism?
Evaluate and organize primary and secondary material, demonstrating an ability to synthesize material from disparate sources and to take account of the wider cultural context of the topic under consideration.
Articulate your views in writing using the appropriate discourse for the subject; you will acquire the habits of autonomous learning, independently applying insights gained on the course to unfamiliar material.
Tips for best result:
Original insight and power of analysis.
Excellent grasp of appropriate critical and theoretical concepts.
Evidence of wide reading and discriminating use of secondary material.
A firm sense of relevance.
Illuminating and intelligent use of quotation or other illustrative material.
Ability to present well-structured and persuasive argument.
A superior command of English.
The course is continuously assessed by means of two essays. The first one must be handed in to the Languages Secretariat by 3 p.m. on the Thursday of week 8 of the course (week 37 of the academic year, Thursday 22 March 2012), and the second by 3 p.m. on the Thursday of week 13 of the course (week 45 of the academic year, Thursday 17 May 2012). Each essay counts for 50% of the final CAS mark.
Students may not make the same text or topic a significant part of more than one essay. They may, with the prior approval of course tutors, substitute an essay title of their own devising for one of the titles on these lists. The essays should be around 2000-2500 words long.
Information on marking criteria, penalties for late submission of assessed work and plagiarism is to be found in the French Handbook. In particular, students should note that unless an extension to the deadline has been granted for medical reasons or other good cause, an essay will lose 2 marks if submitted up to one week late and will receive a mark of zero if submitted more than one week late. Students should also refer to the Modern Languages document on plagiarism. For guidance on conventions of reference and citation, they should refer to the Modern Languages document on writing and presenting essays and dissertations.
You must submit your work electronically via TurnitinUK. TurnitinUK is an online service which compares student assignments with online sources including web pages, databases of reference material, and content previously submitted by other users across the UK. The software makes no decision as to whether plagiarism has occurred; it is simply a tool which highlights sections of text that have been found in other sources thereby helping academic staff decide whether plagiarism has occurred.
TurnitinUK will be accessed directly through MyAberdeen, the University of Aberdeenas Virtual Learning Environment.