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French 7 (FREN20019)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFREN20019
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Following the focus on advanced oral skills at French 6, students will now develop advanced writing skills. Building on their mastery of résumé and synthèse acquired in previous subjects students will learn how to structure and present more developed essays. This will be done working with the theme, “The culture of the language” in which French is viewed not only as the principal vehicle of French culture; it is also as an object represented in and by that culture. This subject rounds out the study of French by examining traditions that have shaped the understanding of what “French” is for French speakers around the world. The subject is a formal prerequisite for entry into Honours in French.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have gained an appreciation of academic French through the confident use of sophisticated oral and written French at level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework for Languages;
  • have gained an overview of three specialized fields (19th, 20th, 21st century) in at least one of the three core areas of French literature, linguistics, and cultural (cinema) studies;
  • have gained a broad understanding of the wider literary or linguistic methods used in the specialist fields of French Studies (eg close reading) as well as of general research and analytical skills ;
  • be able to reflect on their identity as a bicultural and bilingual person and as a global citizen;
  • have learned to do self-directed small research projects in the field of French Studies and to locate pertinent research literature in both French and English;
  • be able to make wide use of learning and research technologies in French and English.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to time manage and plan - through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations;
  • have developed research skills - through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;
  • have developed critical thinking and analytical skills - through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;
  • be able to think in theoretical and analytical terms - through lectures, tutorial discussion, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences;
  • have an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world - through the contextualisation of opinions and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of French culture, and by formulating arguments;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have developed reflective skills through the completion of a dedicated task.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FREN10007 French 6
Semester 2
FREN20002 French 6
Semester 2
FREN30004 French 6
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FREN30001 French 7
Semester 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • An oral presentation in French totaling 1000 words, during semester [25%]
  • A written task totaling 1000 words during semester [20%]
  • A reflective essay in French totaling 1700 words using some academic sources due at the end of semester [45%]
  • 4 in-class quizzes (equivalent to 300 words) during semester [10%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of assessment must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorVeronique Duche
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours: 2 x 1.5 hour tutorials per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Entry to this subject can be met through one of the following ways:

  • completion of French 6; or
  • achievement of French 6 standard in the French placement test; or
  • as determined by the French Program.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Material prepared by the French Program;
    • Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, (Paris, Ecole des Loisirs, Coll Les classiques abrégés).
  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 16 August 2019