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French and Francophone Cultural Studies (FREN20016)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFREN20016
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to consolidate and enhance the overall language competencies that students from the beginner and intermediate streams have previously acquired in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be introduced to the rich history and diversity of the Francophonie, and invited to explore a series of culturally and linguistically diverse Francophone communities around the world. Through their research projects, the weekly reading, discussions and analysis of a wide range of authentic materials (such as short stories, graphic novels, articles, songs, documentaries, films, interviews, news clips, etc.), students will develop effective and appropriate learning and research strategies such that they become independent and competent users of French.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • Be able to use their knowledge of French to read, write, listen and speak confidently and  independently on a given specific topic.;
  • Be able to read and understand B1+/B2 texts on a specific topic in French fluently, without recourse to translation;
  • have learn to use their French reading skills independently to build up contextual information about what they are reading. This includes learning to use monolingual dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Develop their capacity to undertake independent and original research in French. This includes learning to use citations and references.;
  • Be able to critically integrate their knowledge about French and Francophone cultures in their use of the language.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • Have developed effective language and research skills;
  • Be able to time manage and plan;
  • Have developed critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Be able to pay attention to detail.

Last updated: 11 October 2019