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FREN30003 French 5

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

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

  • VCE French study score of 35 or above (5 or above in IB French); or
  • completion of French 4; or
  • achievement of French 4 standard in the French placement test; or
  • as otherwise determined by the French Program.


Timetable can be viewed here.
For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours: 2 x 2-hour tutorials per week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

One of:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.5
Semester 2
12.5
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Henry Mera, Ms Diane De Saint Leger

Contact

hmera@unimelb.edu.au

ddsl@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

What does it mean to be French in the 21st century? Why should this question be asked? The program will explore the controversies concerning French unity that are currently taking place in France, not only in political terms but primarily as a conception of language and culture. The background to these controversies will also be explored by looking into contemporary debates and what feeds into them from the recent past. To this end, the subject will draw on a range of material from popular culture such as songs, advertisements, news articles, comics, TV shows, sport as well as French cinema and literature to explore and analyse the way in which this identity has been negotiated by individuals or groups of individuals at different points in time. Parallels and contrasts will be made with the various policies and initiatives taken by successive governments to promote national unity and patriotic sentiment (from street names to museums, the army and the republican school). The way this myth of unity was initially construed will also be discussed in the light of key national and international events.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have strengthened skills acquired at French 3 and French 4 in terms of résumé and narrative competencies in oral and written form;
  • have further developed their use of complex sentences and moods other than the indicative (subjunctive, gerund, present and past participles);
  • be able to proficiently use a range of technologies, dictionaries and other learning aids (thesaurus, online tools, grammar references, encyclopedia etc) to consolidate and increase their autonomy in their study of the French language and of French-speaking cultures throughout the world;
  • have gained the capacity to engage in intercultural dialogue taking into consideration the influence of late 20th century events on contemporary France.;
  • have further developed their understanding of discourse structure with a particular focus on argumentative competencies (th-/synth-/antith-) in oral and written forms;
Assessment:
  • A 1 hour 500 word in class written test in mid semester [20%]
  • A 10 minute oral debate (equivalent to 500 words) during semester [20%]
  • A 1500 word reflective presentation due during semester [30%]
  • A 1500 word written test due at the end of semester. This assessment includes a reflective component in addition to the task given to first year students whereby learners will be expected to critically reflect on intercultural dialogue taking into consideration the influence of late 20th century events on contemporary France. [30%]

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

Prescribed Texts:

Materials will be made available through the School.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed of skills in independent learning;
  • have developed of skills in critical thinking and in the interpretation of texts;
  • be able to understand the social and cultural sensitivity of language use in particular contexts;
  • be able to appreciate different cultural contexts present in French-speaking communities;
  • be able to time manage and plan: through managing and organising workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations;
  • have developed advanced skills in written French;
  • have developed research skills in French.
Links to further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
French
French
Graduate Diploma in Arts - French

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