FREN3814 Contemporary Literature in French
- 6 points
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 3 core unit in the FRNHA French Studies major sequence
- Level 3 option in the FRNHB French Studies; FRNHI French Studies major sequences
- Level 3 elective
- This specialist unit, taught in French, enables learners to consolidate their language competencies in writing, reading, listening and speaking, through a critical analysis of the foundation of French and francophone literary cultures. This survey unit covers the history of French ideas by reading and critiquing influential full-length texts and extracts selected from the seventeenth century through to the twenty-first century.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) tests; 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)
- Dr Bonnie Thomas
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- lectures: 10 x 1 hour; tutorials: 10 x 2 hours