UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Alex Au Yong

Not only did I become fluent in French through this major, I also learned a lot about French culture—the units dedicated to literature and film were among my favourites. The UWA Student Exchange Program allowed me to study in Montreal for a semester in my final year which provided invaluable breadth and balance to my degree.

FRNHB French Studies major

Studying French is not simply about learning a language—it's an experience that will open your mind to different cultures and enrich you with knowledge of history. French Studies helps you achieve high levels of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the French language. Learning the language also introduces you to the culture and intellectual accomplishments of French-speaking people in France itself and the many French-speaking communities around the world. We offer the French Studies major to students at all levels, from beginners through to native speakers. During the course you will also study past and present French literature, films, and popular culture, providing you with a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.

This major is taken by beginners. It is incompatible with a pass in WACE French: FRE2A/2B or higher.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) show competence in the French language in the four macroskills of language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages; (2) interact confidently and successfully in situations involving French cultural conventions; (3) interpret French language texts—written, audio, visual—in the light of French culture and society; and (4) move with accuracy and skill between the English and French languages and cultures.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

FRNHB French Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

FRNHB French Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 FREN1401 French Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE French FRE 2A/2B or higher; FREN1101 French Beginners I
S2, SS FREN1402 French Studies 2 Prerequisites: FREN1401 French Studies 1 or FREN1101 French Beginners 1
Incompatibility: FREN1102 French Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN2001 Specialist French Studies 3A Prerequisites: FREN1402 French Studies 2 or FREN1102 French Beginners 2
S1 FREN2403 French Studies 3 Prerequisites: FREN1402 French Studies 2 or FREN1102 French Beginners II
Incompatibility: FREN2203 French Intermediate I
S2 FREN2404 French Studies 4 Prerequisites: FREN2403 French Studies 3 or (FREN1403 French Studies 3 and FREN1001 Specialist French Studies 3A) or FREN2203 French Intermediate I
Incompatibility: FREN1104 French Intermediate II, FREN2204 French Intermediate II

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN3405 French Studies 5 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN1104 French Intermediate II or FREN2204 French Intermediate II
Incompatibility: FREN3305 French Advanced I
S2 FREN3406 French Studies 6 Prerequisites: FREN3405 French Studies 5 or FREN3305 French Advanced I
Incompatibility: FREN3306 French Advanced II
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN3813 Specialist French Studies 13 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN2406 French Studies 6 or FREN2408 French Studies 8
S2 FREN3814 Specialist French Studies 14 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN2406 French Studies 6 or FREN2408 French Studies 8

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the FRNHB French Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-FRNHB (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the FRNHB French Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-FRNHB-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

FRNHB French Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

FRNHB French Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The FRNHB French Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 FREN1401 French Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE French FRE 2A/2B or higher; FREN1101 French Beginners I
S2, SS FREN1402 French Studies 2 Prerequisites: FREN1401 French Studies 1 or FREN1101 French Beginners 1
Incompatibility: FREN1102 French Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN2001 Specialist French Studies 3A Prerequisites: FREN1402 French Studies 2 or FREN1102 French Beginners 2
S1 FREN2403 French Studies 3 Prerequisites: FREN1402 French Studies 2 or FREN1102 French Beginners II
Incompatibility: FREN2203 French Intermediate I
S2 FREN2404 French Studies 4 Prerequisites: FREN2403 French Studies 3 or (FREN1403 French Studies 3 and FREN1001 Specialist French Studies 3A) or FREN2203 French Intermediate I
Incompatibility: FREN1104 French Intermediate II, FREN2204 French Intermediate II

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN3405 French Studies 5 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN1104 French Intermediate II or FREN2204 French Intermediate II
Incompatibility: FREN3305 French Advanced I
S2 FREN3406 French Studies 6 Prerequisites: FREN3405 French Studies 5 or FREN3305 French Advanced I
Incompatibility: FREN3306 French Advanced II
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 FREN3813 Specialist French Studies 13 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN2406 French Studies 6 or FREN2408 French Studies 8
S2 FREN3814 Specialist French Studies 14 Prerequisites: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN2406 French Studies 6 or FREN2408 French Studies 8

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how FRNHB French Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-FRNHB (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

FRNHB French Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.