UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FREN2404 French Studies 4

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the FRNHB French Studies major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content This unit is designed for students who have completed FREN2403 French Studies 3. It further improves students' grammar and vocabulary, develops cultural and linguistic awareness and focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in France and other French-speaking countries. Students also study literary extracts by influential writers to gain a deeper understanding of French and francophone language and culture. The unit leads to FREN2405 French Studies 5.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) attain intermediate competency in French, assessed by way of in-class tests, compositions and role-plays; (2) have oral comprehension and expression skills in the French language at an intermediate level through the use of French in-language classes and as a result of regular work at home with set texts; (3) gain reading comprehension at an intermediate level by studying the passages in the set texts (literary and non-literary sources); (4) have written competency at an intermediate level through regular exercises in the composition of standard grammatical structures; (5) enhance their mastery of English and an increase their awareness of how language works in general (acquisition of metalinguistic skills); (6) attain highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups; (7) gain an intercultural understanding of French society and culture by reading and analysing texts in their historical, social and cultural context; and (8) increase their formal and independent learning skills, resulting from sustained effort and regular practice in class and at home with set texts and accompanying learning material. Students who pass this unit have achieved Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) essays; (2) oral expression and tests; (3) participation; and (4) an examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Paul Gibbard
Unit rules
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
Contact hours lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week (over 13 weeks); language classes: 1 x 2 hours per week (over 13 weeks)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/FREN2404/SEM-2/2017
Texts

Lists of texts are available from Co-op bookshop.


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