FREN3300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia
- 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 Non-standard teaching period Online Online flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- 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
- Contact hours
- 8 x online Lectures
8 x Zoom Seminars of 2 hours
- 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.