- Code FREN6513
- 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 Contemporary Europe, Cultural Studies, European Languages, Communications, European Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course is designed to extend students' speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in French through the in-depth 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 definitions of marriage and sexuality in the 21st century. Throughout the study of these key themes, advanced students will consolidate their language skills via written and aural comprehension tests, a research assignment, and an oral debate on an issue of topical relevance. Students who have completed this course will demonstrate advanced levels of linguistic expression in French, in addition to substantial discipline-based research skills.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an advanced level of reading comprehension and writing in French
- Demonstrate an advanced level of listening and speaking skills in French, including skills related to spoken debates
- Demonstrate in-depth familiarity with the content, and political and socio-cultural orientation of the main French newspapers, magazines, online news media, televised news and radio
- Display a comprehensive understanding of how media representation contributes to the shaping of public opinion in France
- Conduct extensive research into issues of contemporary relevance in French society
Oral debate in French (20 mins; 30%) [LOs 2, 3, 4, 5]
In-class listening comprehension test in French (45 mins; 20%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
Written assignment in French (2000-2500; 40%) [LOs 1, 3, 4, 5]
Class participation (preparing readings/audiovisual texts before each class; 10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of class time per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsWritten and audio-visual materials will be posted on Wattle as required throughout the semester.
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