2021/2022

BCL (Hons) (Law and French) Degree [CK302]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Last updated on 21 September 2021

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

WORKLOAD GUIDELINE
Where a programme contains elective modules it is recommended that students do not take any more than 40 credits in any semester. Students are therefore advised to choose their modules so that the workload is evenly spread throughout the year.

First Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits. In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Law and French, a student must have satisfactorily attended prescribed modules as follows:

FR1101 Foundation Course in Written and Oral French (10 credits)
FR1201 Introduction to French Studies (5 credits)
FR1801 Law, Language, Literature (5 credits)
LW1101 Legal Writing and Analysis (5 credits)
LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits)
LW1114 Droit institutionnel de l'Union européenne (5 credits)
LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
¹LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits)OR
¹LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)

Note:

  1. Students may register for EITHER LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits) OR LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits) but not both.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

TRANSFERS FROM FIRST YEAR BCL (Hons) (LAW AND FRENCH) INTO SECOND YEAR BCL
See here for information regarding transfers at the end of First Year from BCL (Hons) (Law and French) to Second Year BCL.

Second Year consists of modules to the value of 60 credits (50 credits core modules and 10 credits elective modules). In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Law and French, a student must have: (a) passed the First University Examination in Law and French, and (b) subsequently satisfactorily attended prescribed modules as follows:

FR2108 Advanced French Language V (10 credits)
FR2801 The History of Ideas in France: Justice and Freedom (5 credits)
LW1106 Law of Torts I (5 credits)
LW1107 Law of Torts II (5 credits)
¹LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits)OR
¹LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits)
LW2003 Elements of French Civil Law (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW2252 Law of Property (10 credits)

and

10 credits from the following:

FR2111 France and the Great War (5 credits)
FR2202 Literary Seminar I (5 credits)
FR2204 Topics in Literature and Culture (5 credits)
FR2305 Postcolonial France 1958-2015 (5 credits)
FR2306 Literary Studies: The Theatre of the Absurd (5 credits)
FR2311 Africa: Colonialism to Continental Crisis (5 credits)
FR2313 Francophone Travel Narratives (5 credits)
FR2314 Media Arts and the Imagination in France (5 credits)
FR2404 The Sociolinguistics of French (5 credits)

Note: Students are required to attend placement policy and procedure sessions.

  1. Students may register for EITHER LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits) OR LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits) but not both. Students may register for LW1163 ONLY if they registered for and passed LW1164 in First Year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

This year is spent studying approved courses in Law, Language and Culture, at a host institution in France. Examinations in approved courses of study shall be undertaken at the host institution. This year abroad forms an integral part of the degree programme. Its function is twofold: to give students the opportunity of direct study of European legal systems and of the civil law tradition; and to provide opportunities for intensive language and cultural study. Students will follow courses from amongst approved options in certain French Universities or Canada within the framework of agreed SOCRATES exchanges of students, incorporating the full recognition of the period of study abroad. In each case, the students' workload will be determined according to an agreement between UCC and the receiving institution. Students will, therefore, follow programmes of study in Law and French, representing a total workload of 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book.

Fourth Year consists of core modules to the value of 15 credits and elective modules to the value of 45 credits. In order to be admitted to the BCL (Hons) (Law and French) Degree Examination, a student must have: (a) passed the Third University Examination in Law and French; and (b) subsequently satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
FR4101 Advanced Use of French (10 credits)
FR4801 Language and Interpretation: Thinking Critically about the Law in France (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 45 credits to be chosen from the following, ensuring that a minimum of 30 LW credits and a minimum of 5 FR credits are included within these 45 credits:

Law Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007 The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2207 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5 credits)
LW2211 Principles of Public International Law (5 credits)
LW2216 Humanitarianism and the Law (5 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2269 Privacy and Data Protection Law (5 credits)
LW2275 Family Law: Child Law (5 credits)
LW2276 Family Law: Family Relationships (5 credits)
LW3301 Employment Law: Contracts, Rights and Termination (5 credits)
LW3302 Employment Law: Employee Protection, Equality and Industrial Relations (5 credits)
LW3308 Alternative Dispute Resolution (5 credits)
LW3310 Advanced Constitutional Law (5 credits)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law I: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law II: Management, Finance and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3352 Law of Equity (10 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (5 credits)
LW3368 Principles of Revenue Law (5 credits)
LW3369 Income Tax Law (5 credits)
LW3370 Sports Law (5 credits)
LW3371 Sources and Foundations of Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW3372 Environmental Law: Contemporary Issues in Governance, Regulation and Enforcement (5 credits)
LW3373 Sports Law Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)

French Elective Modules
FR4201 Literary Seminar II (5 credits)
FR4202 Structure and Varieties of Contemporary French (5 credits)
FR4306 France and Algeria: National Identity and the Burden of Memory (5 credits)
FR4310 Contemporary Caribbean Culture (5 credits)
FR4311 Trauma and Narrative in the Francophone World (5 credits)
FR4313 Art, Ecology and the Anthropocene (5 credits)
FR4314 Feminism, Activism, and Public Space (5 credits)
FR4403 Linguistics: The Acquisition of French as a Second Language (5 credits)
FR4409 Translating Literature: Methods, Practices and Theories (5 credits)
FR4702 Contemporary Society and Politics in the French-Speaking World (5 credits)
FR4803 France at the Flicks: The Changing Face of French Cinema (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BCL (Hons) (Law and French) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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