French Language and Culture 1B

Subject FREN10007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture and 4 hours language classes per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.

Prerequisites: French Language and Culture 1A or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Students who have completed 116-133 French I: Language B may not enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Dr Henry Mera


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Subject Overview: This subject will build on the reading and research skills in French acquired in 116131 French Language and Culture 1A, applying them to two topics: The French Revolution of 1789; the student revolts of 1968. These skills will be further extended into the oral-aural skills required for interviews. Upon completion of the programme, students should have developed greater fluency and accuracy in written and oral work and critical analysis.
  • Work independently in a second language;
  • develop critical reading skills;
  • develop their capacity for reading the presupposition and explicit level of written discourse;
  • be able to deploy strategies for cross-cultural communication in French;
  • be able to use French to deploy knowledge about France and in particular the background to contemporary political debate.
Assessment: 2 x reading diary + 1 group oral presentation + 1 x 2hour exam
Prescribed Texts:
  • Alexandre Dumas, La Route de Varennes
  • Patrick Rotman, Mai 68 poúr ceux Qui ne l'ont pas vécu
  • Le Micro Robert
  • La Nouvelle Grammaire Hachette
Recommended Texts:

  • Exercises de grammaire B1

Breadth Options:

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

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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.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
French Major

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