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ATS2063

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFrench Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Philip Anderson

Notes

Previously coded FRN2030

Synopsis

In the Language and Culture component of the unit, students will participate in learning activities appropriate to their developing language competence level, involving a variety of theme-based activities developing more sophisticated speaking, writing and reading and aural comprehension skills, acquiring explicit grammar competence and awareness of discourse and register, and gaining insight into the socio-cultural specificity of contemporary France. In the Specialized Culture component, students will explore an aspect of French culture and society and develop expertise appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses that continue to shape French culture

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students should have met the following objectives in the following areas:

Communicative competence and linguistic knowledge:

  1. Consolidated and improved their existing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so as to be able to communicate effectively in an increased range of situations and on a wider range of themes including self, family, study, work and leisure, their own and French society, history, and cultural values.
  2. Developed language skills in relation to exposition and argument in a number of contexts such as casual debate, formal pressing of a petition, letter-writing, formulating a written petition.
  3. Developed information seeking skills in the form of more advanced reading skills, more advanced questioning and interview skills, writing letters and emails to request information.
  4. Developed increased explicit grammatical knowledge, empowering the student as an autonomous learner, and explicit awareness of discourse structure and register.
  5. Understood the cultural specificity of certain features of communicative practices in French and understand and use aspects of them such as forms of politeness, modes of address in spoken and written French.
  6. Developed learning strategies appropriate to their learning style, reinforcing preferred learning modes and developing other modes.

Socio-cultural awareness:

  1. Acquired a greater critical and evaluative knowledge and understanding of the culture and values of modern and contemporary French society.
  2. Gained a nuanced understanding of how values and culture evolve and their importance for gaining a sense of 'Frenchness'.
  3. Developed a critical understanding of a specific area of study within French Studies as a discipline addressing French culture and society.
  4. Developed an explicit understanding and more sophisticated competence appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses involved in analysis of that area of French Studies.
  5. Gained the specific skills necessary to deepen and/or broaden that understanding in the future.
  6. Developed individual transferrable research skills in accordance with the Research Skill Development Framework.

Assessment

Written assignments (1500 words): 35%
Written tests: 25%
Oral and listening comprehension tests: 20%
Written examination: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour grammar seminar per week
One 2-hour language workshop per week

Specialised Culture component:
One 1-hour Specialised Culture lecture per week
One 1-hour Specialised Culture tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS1062 or equivalent

Prohibitions