FREN3300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Level 3 elective
  • Substitute unit for any one Level 3 units (6 points) for the French Studies major
This unit introduces students to the history, politics, literature, Arts, languages and socio-cultural context of French Polynesia. It allows participants to explore the colonial past of French Polynesia, to analyse the notion of ‘identity' and debate the implications of this notion for the various peoples of Polynesia, a region relevant to Australia. Through various online materials, students will interact in French and demonstrate their communication skills and cultural understanding in a variety of situations.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate intermediate to advanced level of language proficiency in written and spoken French

; (2) develop independent learning skills, research skills and interpersonal skills

; (3) reflect on intercultural communication and experience
; and (4) analyse the socio-cultural context of French Polynesia.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) video presentation; and (3) written assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
one of FREN2403; FREN2404; FREN2405; FREN2406; FREN2407; FREN2408;
equivalent as assessed by the Convenor of French Studies, AND approval of the course coordinator
FREN2300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia
Contact hours
8 x online Lectures
8 x Zoom Seminars of 2 hours
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