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This subject covers topics such as exile and immigration in France, immigration policies and their direct impact on the migrant population, colonisation and decolonisation, racism and multiculturalism, French identity, nationality and citizenship. On completion of this subject, students should be able to analyse critically and synthesise coherently the arguments in the debate on immigration in France, discriminate among statements of evidence, interpretation, opinion and facts, regarding the definition and redefinition of the notions of culture, identity, and Frenchness in the context of globalisation, and compare and reflect on similar issues of immigration in other countries, in particular Australia. This subject will be taught and assessed in French.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have gained an appreciation of academic French through listening and reading and the use of oral and written French at level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework for Languages;
- have gained an insightful appreciation of the history of immigration in France in the 20th century and how it has shaped and impacted on today’s French society through the case study of two migrant communities;
- have gained an in-depth and critical understanding of the complex social, familial, cultural, political and identity issues faced by the migrants and their descendants; be able to analyse critically and synthesise coherently the various and often contradictory arguments discussed in the debate on immigration in France; be able to appreciate and give a close analysis of French political cartoons, films and other media related to the topic of immigration in France;
- be able to draw critical comparisons between the migrants’ experiences in both French and Australian contexts; gain self-awareness and be able to reflect deeply upon themselves as migrants, Australians and global citizens; be able to express these experiences in an insightful and creative manner;
- have gained the confidence and competence in conducting independent small research projects in the field of French Studies; retrieve, manage and critically analyse relevant research information in both French and English;
- have gained the skills to work responsibly and autonomously in a team through effective collaboration with others;
- be able to proficiently employ learning and research technologies in French and English.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
- have developed skills in written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
- have developed public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations;
- be able to pay attention to detail: through close reading, textual and film analysis, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision;
- 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.
Last updated: 3 December 2022