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FRN3100 - French studies 10

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Patrick Durel


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit builds upon the skills developed in French Studies 9, with a particular focus on specific expository techniques: synthse and expos. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with issues in contemporary France, with emphasis on documents representative of the discourses of the social sciences. They will further develop their critical awareness of these issues. The subject constitutes an excellent preparation for the DALF exam (B2, C1).
In the Specialized Culture component (French Culture and Everyday Life), students will deepen their understanding of how, in the French context, everyday life reflects and embodies cultural and social change.


At the conclusion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate their mastery of advanced analytical, expository and argumentative skills in the context of writing a synthesis of several documents and presenting an expos on a given topic after 60mins of preparation.
Students are also expected to reinforce and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the main socio-cultural issues in France today; and, in relation to the Specialized Culture component, to have:

  1. developed a critical awareness of the nature of "cultural studies" and of the artificiality of the boundaries between disciplines;
  2. acquired a greater critical knowledge and understanding of modern French society, its values and their evolution;
  3. further developed their research skills.


Written work: 30%
Oral comprehension work: 15%
Oral and written exams: 30%
Culture component written work: 25%

Contact hours

Two 2-hour tutorials and one 1-hour lecture per week




FRN2100, FRN4100

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