French in a Global World

Subject FREN90002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 Hours - 1 x 2 hour seminars per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Veronique Duche



Subject Overview:

This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with recent as well as historical debates and research findings in the field of French and Francophone Studies. In particular it focuses on aspects of French in a global world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerational or trans-historical perspectives. Examples of topics that may be covered are Francophone communities; patterns of French migration and emigration; French and Francophone literature and cinema; history of French language.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed an in-depth knowledge of several contemporary or historical topics in the French speaking world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerationa or trans-historical perspectives;
  • be able to intellectually and critically with cultural, social and linguistic issues facing the French language;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to process and communicate information effectively about the role and the place of the “Francophonie” in global contexts;
  • be able to demonstrate a deep appreciation of the value of cultural diversity and of other cultures.
  • Individual class presentation (10 minutes, equivalent to 1,000 words) due during semester (20%)
  • Literature review (equivalent to 1,000 words) due mid-semester (20%)
  • Research essay (equivalent to 3,000 words) due end of semester (60%)

Hurdle Requirement - Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have developed effective public speaking and written communication skills;
  • have acquired advanced critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • have acquired a deep understanding of knowledge contexts and histories;
  • have acquired attention to detail: through close reading and textual analysis;
  • have developed effective time management and planning skills.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Languages - 100 Point Program

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