FREN4300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia

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
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
Content
This unit introduces students to the history, politics and socio-cultural context of French Polynesia. It allows participants to explore the colonial past of French Polynesian, to analyse the notion of 'common destiny' and debate the implications of this notion for the various peoples of Polynesia.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate confidence and competency in spoken and written French

; (2) communicate productively in a range of settings
; (3) analyse issues encountered in intercultural contexts
; and (4) examine complex problems related to the socio-cultural context of French Polynesia.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral assessments; (2) long written assignments and research essay; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Honours in French Studies
Assessed by the Convenor of French Studies,
AND
approval of the course coordinator
Incompatibility:
FREN2300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia
FREN3300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia
Approved quota: 25—places are allocated based on academic merit.
Contact hours
This Unit will involve 18 hours of face-to-face instruction in addition to 6 hours online instruction.
Note
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