French Language and Culture 1B

Subject 116-133 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
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116-131 French Language and Culture 1A or equivalent.

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Prof Anne Freadman
Subject Overview:

This subject has two main aims: (1) to help students transfer their adult reading skills from their native language to French, and to enable students to develop effective and appropriate reading strategies such that they become independent and successful readers; (2) to build on and further enhance the skills developed in semester 1, on knowledge about aspects of recent French history acquired in the reading skills part of the subject.


In semester class exercises 50%, a 500 word assignment 30% (due in semester) and an end of semester exam 20%.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Le coeur à rire et à pleurer. (Conde, Maryse), Pocket 2001
  • Lacombe Lucien (Modiano, Patrick and Louis Malle), Gallimard
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge and being introduced to new aspects of French culture;

  • develop written communication skills: through assignment preparation and writing;

  • develop public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.


Students who have completed 116-133 French I: Language B may not enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (French)

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