Course AFR27P

French IV: The French Chanson in Original Form and in Translation

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 36, 2024

On completion of the course, students will, in French, be able to:

  • explain central trends in the genre of the French chanson in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • based on their own text interpretation, explain central themes and motifs in the French chanson, and discuss the societal relevance of the lyrics
  • in their own texts analyse and discuss literary aspects of the French chanson
  • in their own texts analyse and discuss how French song lyrics in translated form spread to other language areas than just French
  • based on their own or an existing translation of a song, apply central perspectives of translation theory, and reflect on how the source and target text relate to each other, with special focus on the genre of song lyrics.
Starts and ends:
week 36, 2024 - week 3, 2025
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications :
  • 90 credits in French including 30 credits in French III
Selection :
Higher education credits (30-285 credits)
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
6 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Plug in peripherals to your computer, install programmes and adapt installations for your computer.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than two years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 2 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn/Canvas) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
10,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
10,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Open for late application
Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

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Mattias Aronsson