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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton, South Africa

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • A first-year sequence only is offered on the South Africa campus.

Description

The French studies program is designed to enable students to develop a high level of communicative competence in the French language (including translation skills), and a critical understanding of fundamental areas of French studies: literature, film, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and social sciences. Students will develop reading, writing and research skills appropriate to their level and intended to facilitate increasingly independent research in French studies.

French can be studied from introductory level up to a level of near-native language competence (French Advanced 4). The French studies program has three entry points, each comprising a first and second semester unit. To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level in the light of their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of first semester. For information on accessing, completing and returning placement tests, see the French Studies Program enrolment information pageFrench Studies Program enrolment information page (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/french/french-studies-enrolment-information/).

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • analyse the structure and understand the context of authentic, formal and complex language
  • read and translate or interpret a range of French for social and professional use
  • have a sophisticated and detailed awareness of a range of important themes and/or sets of texts relating to modern French and Francophone culture in their historical context from a selection of genres
  • respond to these texts critically in written and spoken French
  • conduct independent research in the area of French language, culture and literature
  • use mostly discipline-specific language and appropriate genre to demonstrate knowledge and understanding within a field from a scholarly perspective and for a specified audience.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The French studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-arts students

Students who want to study French as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year-level of language units for which they are permitted to enrol.

Language study abroad program

All students have the opportunity to participate in the Language Study Abroad program in France or the francophone world. The program includes exchange agreements with the University of Lyon III, the University of Paris III and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris allowing for semester-length study abroad. It also provides for summer semester study abroad outside the exchange program, especially for students who begin their French studies at entry point 1 or 2. For detailed information see the French Studies Program Study AbroadFrench Studies Program Study Abroad (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/french/study-abroad/) web page. Students must obtain written approval from the French Studies Program before enrolling. Grants for study abroad are available through Monash AbroadMonash Abroad (http://monash.edu.au/study-abroad/), to which applications should be addressed.

Units

Clayton

Students taking French studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Students who wish to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking language study abroad units or because their language acquisition results allow this, must consult with the program convenor before enrolling.

Minor in French studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in French studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

  • at least 18 points of language units, following the appropriate entry point guidelines

Major in French studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in French studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3071 France on film
  • ATS3076 Contemporary French fiction: Rewriting identity
  • ATS3077 Whatever happened to truth?: French literature, thought and visual culture
  • ATS3976 Histoire(s) de rire: The stakes of literary laughter in France

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six units (36 points) of sequential language and culture study must be completed.

Note: Students can replace some of their compulsory units with up to 24 points of language study abroad units or up to 12 points of study abroad summer semester units. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Major in French studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in French studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3071 France on film
  • ATS3076 Contemporary French fiction: Rewriting identity
  • ATS3077 Whatever happened to truth?: French literature, thought and visual culture
  • ATS3976 Histoire(s) de rire: The stakes of literary laughter in France

(c.) four language units (24 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six units (36 points) of sequential language and culture study must be completed.

Note: Students can replace some of their compulsory units with up to 24 points of language study abroad units or up to 12 points of study abroad summer semester units. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Major in French studies: Entry point 3 - Proficient

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in French studies from entry point 3 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3071 France on film
  • ATS3076 Contemporary French fiction: Rewriting identity
  • ATS3077 Whatever happened to truth?: French literature, thought and visual culture
  • ATS3976 Histoire(s) de rire: The stakes of literary laughter in France

(c.) four language units (24 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six units (36 points) of sequential language and culture study must be completed.

Note: Students can replace some of their compulsory units with up to 24 points of language study abroad units or up to 12 points of study abroad summer semester units. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Extended major in French studies

Students completing an extended major in French studies (60 points), from any entry point, must complete an additional 12-point unit:

  • ATS3139 LLCL extended major research unit (12 points)

Elective units

  • ATS2075 Representing Paris: Literature and visual culture
  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3525 The idea of Europe
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • ATS3948 LLCL internship

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the French studies Study Abroad webpageFrench studies Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/french/study-abroad/).

South Africa

First-year sequence

A first-year sequence normally consists of a first semester entry point-level unit followed by the sequential second semester unit in the same discipline:

Units include:

  • AZA1061 French and Francophone studies 1
  • AZA1062 French and Francophone studies 2

Note: French and Fracophone studies 1 and 2 include sufficient instruction to develop the student's ability in all four basic language skills - speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts