Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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Total Time Commitment:
2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week
Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in French.
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For the purposes of considering request 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 of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Veronique Duche
This subject is intended primarily to foster students' writing skills, with a particular focus on academic writing. Students will analyse a range of academic texts and learn to identify and use the rhetorical features inherent to French academic discourses. In each text they will identify features of large-scale organisation, stylistic and rhetorical procedures and unfamiliar lexical items. They will also acquire an in-depth understanding of appropriate use of connectors and other rhetorical devices to (1) achieve meaning in a complex argumentative texts and (2) present and develop their own arguments in a clear, coherent and convincing fashion in both oral and written forms. Aspects of French grammar will be explored in context as difficulties occur. Although students undertaking thesis writing in French will find this subject particularly useful, students interested in the advanced mastery of French in both oral and written forms will find this subject rewarding.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to:
A 250 words summary of an argumentative text 10% (due in week 4), a 1200 words "synthèse" of at least four argumentative texts 20% (due in week 6), a 10 min oral presentation on a chosen grammatical point 10% (in class, throughout the semester), an English to French translation of about 300 words 10%, a 20 min oral presentation equivalent to 2000 words 20% and a subsequent 3000 words write up in essay form 30%.
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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