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Unit of study_

French Popular Culture - FRNC2680

Year - 2020

What does 'Popular Culture' mean? In this unit we will examine the origins, definitions and distinctions of French and Francophone Popular Culture. By examining a wide variety of media, the elements that define and characterise popular culture will be viewed in their historical and socio-cultural environments. Popular culture's social, ideological and psychological roles, based on the studies of the theories of Barthes, Baudrillard, Bourdieu and Lipovetsky, will be analysed and discussed. This will lead to a more reflective understanding of culture.

1x 2hr seminar/week

1x participation (10%), 1x10mins in French oral presentation (20%), 1x1750wd equivalent e-portfolio (25%), 1x3000wd equivalent e-portfolio analysis (essay) (45%)


FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625)


FRNC3805 or FRNC3806 or FRNC3682


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: French and Francophone Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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