Taught modules

View all modules taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures at a glance.

Our lecturers conduct fascinating research into the languages and cultures of China, Germany, Italy, France and the French-speaking world and Spain including Catalonia, and South America. We also carry out research into transnational and comparative aspects of Europe since the Early Modern Period.


Our lectures teach the following modules which are based on their research. In your second year you will be able to choose from a selection of them. Approximately 8-10 are available in any given year.


First Year language courses


CHIN101: Part I Chinese Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
FREN101: Part I French Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
GERM101: Part I German Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
SPAN101: Part I Spanish Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)


CHIN100: Part I Chinese Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
FREN100: Part I French Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2) 
GERM100: Part I German Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2) 
SPAN100: Part I Spanish Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2) 
ITAL100: Part I Italian Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2) 

General course (non credit-bearing)

DELC100: Part I Language Studies

Second year language courses

You must have successfully completed a first year language course, or attained the relevant CEFR level, as a pre-requisite to second year language study. All language courses are half units


CHIN300: Chinese Language 4 
FREN200 / FREN201: French Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: B2)
GERM200 / GERM201: German Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: B2)
SPAN 200 / SPAN201: Spanish Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: B2)


CHIN200 / CHIN201: Chinese Language 2 / Chinese Language 3 
FREN200iFREN201i: French Language: oral/written skills (post-beginners/CEFR: B1)
GERM200i / GERM201i: German Language: oral/written skills (post-beginners/CEFR: B1)
ITAL200iITAL201i: Italian Language: oral/written skills (post-beginners/CEFR: B1)

SPAN200i / SPAN201i : Spanish Language: oral/written skills (post-beginners/CEFR: B1)

Second year cultural courses

FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History
GERM233: Becoming German: Post-War German-language Culture and Identities

SPAN233: Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America: From the Spanish Empire to the 21st Century

DELC211: Understanding Culture
DELC212: Society on Screen: The Language of Film
DELC213: Cross-cultural Encounters in World Literatures
DELC214: Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945
DELC215: Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain
DELC216: Professional Contexts for Modern Languages

International Placement Year courses

DELC200: Preparation (2nd year)
DELC210: MLang Year Abroad (2nd year)
DELC210a: Year Abroad Project for MLang students (2nd year)
DELC310: Residence Abroad: Intercultural and Academic Reflection  (3rd year)            

Final year language courses

CHIN300: Chinese Language 4 (for students who took CHIN200/CHIN201 in the second year)
FREN300 / FREN301: French Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
GERM300 / GERM301: German Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
ITAL300i / ITAL301i: Italian Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: B2)
SPAN300 / SPAN301: Spanish Language: oral/written skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

Final year cultural courses

DELC330: Chinese Culture and Society
DELC332: Comparative Arts of Memory and Conflict
DELC333: Intercultural Communication and Linguistic Relativity
DELC334: Academic Writing as a Second Language
DELC336: Sex, Violence and Identity in International Crime Narratives
DELC337: Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
DELC339: Translation as a Cultural Practice
DELC340: Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship in its Cultural Representation in the Twentieth Century
DELC342: Imagining Post-Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
DELC344: Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
DELC345: Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
DELC347: Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000
DELC348: French Culture in the Digital Age
DELC351: Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany
DELC352: Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
DELC361: Social Movements and Committed Writing in Mexico since 1968
DELC364: Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities 
DELC320: Dissertation

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