French and Francophone Societies I

Subject 116-027 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour seminar and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 3 additional hours/week. Total of 5.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: French Language and Culture 1B
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: This subject covers topics such as exile and immigration in France; immigration policies and their direct impact on the migrant population; colonisation and decolonisation; racism and multiculturalism; French identity, nationality and citizenship. On completion of this subject, students should be able to analyse critically and synthesise coherently the arguments in the debate on immigration in France; discriminate among statements of evidence, interpretation, opinion and facts, regarding the definition and redefinition of the notions of culture, identity, and Frenchness in the context of globalisation; compare and reflect on similar issues of immigration in other countries, in particular Australia. This subject will be taught in French.
  • analyse critically and synthesise coherently the various and often contradictory arguments discussed in the debate on immigration in France;
  • discriminate among statements of evidence, interpretation, opinion, and fact, regarding the definition and redefinition of the notions of culture, identity, and Frenchness;
  • relate to and reflect on similar issues of immigration and identity in other countries, in particular Australia;
  • develop and present coherent arguments to support their own interpretations, opinions and definitions, while acknowledging the contribution of others to their ideas.
Assessment: 1 x 1.5hr class test (40%) equivalent to 1500 words plus 1 x 2000 word essay due at the end of semester (60%).
Prescribed Texts: materials prepared by the School
Breadth Options:

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

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Generic Skills:
  • Communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • Written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
  • Public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations;
  • Attention to detail: through close reading, textual and film analysis, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision;
  • Time management and planning: through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations.
Notes: Students who have completed 116-027 Immigration and Identity in Contemporary France or French, Foreigners and Aliens may not enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
French Major

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