UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FREN3813 Specialist French Studies 13

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the FRNHA French Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the FRNHB French Studies; FRNHI French Studies major sequences
  • 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 specialist unit, taught in French, focuses on modern and contemporary France. This is a unique opportunity for students to consolidate their language and cultural competencies by studying and analysing major aspects of French society through French/Francophone texts in the broadest sense (print, electronic and audiovisual). Students will understand and discuss the finer points of French national identity, which may include French exceptionalism, Republicanism, immigration and secularism, inequalities and meritocracy.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) expand on notions of the French language learned so far; (2) improve and extend written and oral expression in French; (3) read, view and analyse French/francophone written or filmic fiction and theoretical texts; (4) develop a historical and theoretical perspective on French/francophone literature, culture and ideas; (5) familiarise themselves with the latest research, and sharpen their research skills; (6) develop independent learning skills, research skills and interpersonal skills; and (7) critically assess and analyse a range of French literary and cultural practices in the fields covered, and contrast such practices with the ones from their own cultural background.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a research essay; (2) compositions; and (3) 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: FREN2404 French Studies 4 or FREN2406 French Studies 6 or FREN2408 French Studies 8
Contact hours lectures: 10 x 1 hour; tutorials: 10 x 2 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/FREN3813/SEM-1/2017

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