FREN4300 Language and Culture in French Polynesia

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
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.
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.
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
Enrolment in Honours in French Studies
Assessed by the Convenor of French Studies, AND approval of the course coordinator
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.
For practical purposes, students are advised to express their interest in the unit six months prior to the running of the unit. As places are limited, it is important that those in this unit do not withdraw unless there are serious intervening circumstances.
  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.