Study programme 2020-2021Français
General Semiology
Programme component of Bachelor's in Human and Social Sciences à l"School of Human and Social Sciences

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UH-B3-SCHUMS-031-MCompulsory UELIBERT Manon
  • LIBERT Manon

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français20000022.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
H-SICO-303General Semiology200000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals (theories and tools) in human and social sciences
    • Identify and explain the basic theoretical trends in various fields of human sciences (law, economics, management, history, psychology, etc.) and their applications.
    • Understand the social environment and the way it works, as well as the role played by different social, economic and political agents
    • Analyse historical and contemporary phenomena of societies.
  • Information-Communication option: Understand the fundamentals in the field of information-communication
    • Analyse social messages, particularly media messages.

Learning Outcomes of UE

The objective of this course is for the students to master the main theoretical concepts of semiology. At the end of the course, using the priniciples of applied semiology, the students will have developed a method of analysing images and the media.

Content of UE

The aim of this General Semiology (Sémiologie générale) course is to introduce the students to the fundamental theoretical concepts of semiology. The course will help the students to develop an analytical approach allowing them to deconstruct communicative semiotic systems. It also aims to enable students to identify and analyze the ideologies, representations and stereotypes that surround us.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments


Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments


Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)


Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
H-SICO-303The PowerPoint presentations used during the sessions will be made available to the students. These PowerPoint presentations will be progressively posted on the teaching platform Moodle. 

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
H-SICO-303Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
H-SICO-303Selected texts: Amothy, R., Herschberg Pierrot, A. (1997). Stéréotypes et clichés. Langue, discours, société. Paris : Nathan ; Barthes, R. (1964). Rhétorique de l'image. Communications, 4. En ligne : ; Barthes, R. (1964). Eléments de sémiologie. Communications, 4 ; Eco, Umberto. (2010). Le Signe: histoire et analyse d'un concept. Paris: Librairie générale française ; Jost, F. (2009). Comprendre la télévision et ses programmes. Paris: Armand Colin ; Krieg, Alice, (2002), "Ferdinand de Saussure, le "père fondateur" de la linguistique moderne", dans Le langage. Nature, histoire et usage, coordonné par Jean-François Dortier, Auxerre, Sciences Humaines Editions, 334 p.; Quemener, N. (2014). Le pouvoir de l'humour: Politiques des représentations dans les médias en France. Paris : Armand Colin.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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