UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FREN3408 French Studies 8

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the FRNHI 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 3 elective
Content This language unit consolidates the outcomes of FREN3407 French Studies 7. It furthers students' advanced level of proficiency on all aspects of language acquisition. The unit broadens students' translation skills, their appreciation of grammar, and syntactical and idiomatic usages from the point of view of French as a foreign language.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an increased confidence orally and in writing at an advanced level of French; (2) integrate their language awareness with higher sociocultural knowledge by reading a full-length novel; (3) read/view and analyse texts/videos of advanced complexity relating to various general topics; (4) self-correct mistakes in grammar and syntax, and generally consolidate and deepen their grasp of French grammar from the point of view of French as a foreign language; and (5) use a wider range of vocabulary and repertoire of speaking and writing skills by presenting exposés, translating, summarising, paraphrasing and re-writing.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) student-led projects/exposés; (2) compositions/summaries; (3) in-class tests; (4) grammar exercises; and (5) participation. 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) Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
Prerequisites: FREN3407 French Studies 7 or FREN3307 French Advanced III
Incompatibility: FREN3308 French Advanced IV
Contact hours language classes: 13 x 3 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/FREN3408/SEM-2/2017

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