FRENCH 9

FRE4009

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on the linguistic skills developed in FRE4008 French 8, enabling them to attain a B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECR). Emphasis will be placed on improving students' fluency through a range of oral exercises and discussions. Written and oral expression will be developed through specific grammatical exercises, textual analysis,presentation and essay writing. The cultural component this semester is a detailed study of two 20th century autobiographies by Nathalie Sarraute and Georges Perec. In class we will question the tradition of French autobiography in the late 20th century, focus on the generic properties of autobiographical texts, their transformation over time, learn how to read an autobiography and to what end. 



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FRE4008 or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnfancePrescribedN. SaurrauteFOLIO
ReadingsW ou le souvenir d'enfancePrescribedG.PerecGALLIMARD
ReadingsGrammaire Progressive du français - Niveau PerfectionnementPrescribedM. Gregoire 2012CLE INTERNATIONAL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to read with ease most forms of the written language, including linguistically complex texts, specialised articles and literary works.

Activities:
Essay with an annotated bibliography.
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02. Ability to synthesise and perform critical analysis of a wide variety of audio, video and printed materials and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Weekly entry in autobiographical project. Essay with an annotated bibliography.
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03. Ability to use French flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Oral presentation and/or in-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements.

Activities:
Weekly entry of autobiographical project. Essay with an annotated bibliography. Written examination.
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06. Interact with spontaneity. Give a properly referenced presentation on the evolution of chosen theme in one of the two autobiographies.

Activities:
Oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

07. Participation in learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Essay with an annotated bibliography.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

08. Write properly referenced essay on studied topic with footnotes and bibliography.

Activities:
Essay with annotated bibliography. Written examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Autobiographical Project (1,600-word equivalent)Weekly entries wks 2-11. Feedback within one week online. Within 2 weeks hardcopy.40 02, 05, 07
One essay (800-word equivalent)Specific rubric.20 08, 01, 02, 05
One written examination (800-word equivalent)Student should contact coordinator for feedback on written exam.20 01, 05
Reading journal and oral presentation (800-word equivalent)20 02, 03, 06