- Code FREN3106
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject French
- Areas of interest European Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Ashok Collins
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course is designed to extend students' speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in French through the critical study of current affairs as represented in the French written press, radio, televised news, and online news media. We will cover some of the most topical issues in contemporary France, such as the rise of far right movements, debates on immigration and the growing presence of Islam in France, as well as controversies surrounding marriage and sexuality in the 21st century. Throughout the study of these key themes, students will improve their French language skills via written and aural comprehension tests, assignment work and an oral presentation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completing the course, students should have:
1/ Improved their reading comprehension & writing in French
2/ Improved their listening & speaking skills in French
3/ Become acquainted to some of the main French newspapers, their content, political and socio-cultural orientation
4/ Become acquainted to French televised news and RFI
5/ Developed some ability to critically reflect on French media writing
6/ Gained knowledge of French culture & society via the study of current affairs
Two in-class tests (week 7 and 13): 40% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6)
Oral presentation of a news item (weeks 11 & 12): 30% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 6)
Writing of two news items, 600 words each (due weeks 5 and 10): 30% (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5, 6)
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This course has 3 contact hours per week which may be held in one hour and two hour block.
In addition to the required contact hours, it is expected that students will spend an additional 6-7 hours per week studying for this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
An e-reading brick will be provided on Wattle for this course. Audio and audio-visual materials will be posted on Wattle on a weekly basis.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2572||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|