French IV: Honours Language I

Subject 116-461 (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 1, - 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: A 2-hour tutorial per week
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Prerequisites: 116036 French Language and Culture 3B and admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in French.
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Dr Chris Andrews
Subject Overview:

This subject is intended primarily to foster students' writing skills, with a particular focus on expository prose. Students will analyse a series of texts from a variety of genres (personal essays, philosophical arguments, fiction). In each text they will identify features of large-scale organisation, stylistic and rhetorical procedures, and unfamiliar lexical items. They will also work on audio documents related to the themes of the texts (film and music reviews, radio documentaries). They will make use of their analyses in writing short texts of their own and preparing a class presentation. Their texts and presentations should make use of a wide range of structures as well as a rich and pertinent vocabulary. Students completing the subject should also be able organise and signpost an argument clearly in French.

Assessment: A 1000-word essay 20% (due in week 4), a vocabulary notebook equivalent to 10% (to be marked twice: once in week 6 and once during the examination period), an English to French translation of 250 words 5% (due in week 6), a 500-word record review 10% (due in week 8), a 250-word summary of an argumentative text 5% (due in week 10), a 7-minute oral film review equivalent to 1000 words 20% (to be delivered in class, week 12), a two-hour written test equivalent to 1500 words 30% (held during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Materials prepared by the department
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have fostered linguistic competence, have an ability to analyse, discuss and use complex grammatical and discourse structures at sentence and text level

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Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Arts (French)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (French)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (French)

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