FREN1404 French Studies 4
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the FRNHI French Studies major sequence
- Level 1 elective
- This language unit is designed for students who have completed FREN1403 French Studies 3 or an equivalent knowledge of the French language. 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.
- Students are able to (1) attain intermediate competency in French, assessed by way of in-class tests, compositions and role-plays; (2) develop 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) develop reading comprehension at an intermediate level by studying the passages in the set texts (literary and non-literary sources); (4) write competently at an intermediate level through regular exercises in the composition of standard grammatical structures; (5) achieve an enhanced mastery of English and an increased awareness of how language works in general (acquisition of metalinguistic skills); (6) develop interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups; (7) demonstrate intercultural understanding of French society and culture by reading and analysing texts in their historical, social and cultural context; and (8) acquire 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).
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests; (2) essays; (3) participation; (4) an oral presentation; and (5) 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)
- Sabine Kuuse
- Unit rules
- FREN1403 French Studies 3 or FREN1103 French Intermediate I
- FREN1104 French Intermediate II
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks); language classes: 2 x 1 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.