FREN2403 French Studies 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (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 2 core unit in the FRNHB French Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This language unit is designed for students who have completed FREN1402 French Studies 2. 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. Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The unit leads to FREN2404 French Studies 4. Level 2 and Level 3 French units not only increase language competency but offer the opportunity to further engage with French history and culture, including literature, film and contemporary society, and to take advantage of a range of exchange opportunities, including short-term stays in Noumea or Paris.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) read and understand written French at an intermediate level; (2) identify and employ grammatical structures and write in French at an intermediate level; (3) express themselves in spoken French and understand spoken French at an intermediate level; (4) identify, describe and evaluate aspects of French culture and society; (5) identify and evaluate better the grammatical structures of English and the way that languages work in general; and (6) deploy more advanced interpersonal skills and independent learning skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written tests; (2) in-class aural and oral comprehension test and participation; and (3) 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 Bonnie Thomas
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
FREN1402 French Studies 2 or FREN1102 French Beginners II
Incompatibility:
FREN2203 French Intermediate I
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; language classes: 2 x 1 hour per week
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  • 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.