French and Francophone Studies

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French and Francophone Studies

1000 level units of study

FRNC1601 French 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: HSC French Extension or HSC French Continuers or HSC French Beginners or IB ab initio or IB Standard or equivalent Assessment: Class preparation and tutorial participation (10%),1x1000wd equivalent in-class test (20%),1x1000wd equivalent group project (20%),1x1500wd final test (25%),1x500wd equivalent oral test (15%), 500wd equivalent online discussion posts (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is designed for beginner students: students with no formal study of French, or students having studied French sporadically for a maximum of two years up to year 10.
This unit of study is designed for students with little or no formal experience in French. It aims to provide students with the tools to develop independent language learning skills. Through the introduction of authentic material in French, students will develop a mastery of the basic grammatical structures of the language, as well as awareness and understanding of the French and Francophone cultures.
FRNC1602 French 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC1601 Prohibitions: FRNC1612 Assessment: Tutorial preparation and class participation (10%),1x1000wd in-class test (20%),1x1000wd equivalent group project (20%),1x1500wd final test (25%),1x500wd equivalent oral test (15%), 500wd equivalent online discussion posts (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
FRNC1602 French 2 is the continuation of FRNC1601 French 1. It is designed to further students' understanding of French and Francophone cultures, and strengthen their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.

2000 level units of study

Language
FRNC2603 French 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: FRNC1602 or HSC Beginners or IB ab initio or less than 80% in HSC Continuers or equivalent Prohibitions: FRNC2001 or FRNC2002 or more than 80% in HSC French Continuers or IB standard Assessment: 1x1000wd class test (20%),1x1000wd group project (20%),1x1250wd final class test (25%),1x750wd equivalent oral test (15%), 500wd equivalent online discussion posts (10%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
FRNC2603 French 3 is the continuation of FRNC1602 French 2. The unit will give students an opportunity to consolidate their oral and written communication, develop their knowledge of various aspects of French and Francophone culture, and enhance their analytical and critical skills.
FRNC2604 French 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC1621 or FRNC2603 or FRNC2611 or FRNC2001 Prohibitions: FRNC1622 or FRNC2612 or FRNC1632 or FRNC3621 or FRNC2623 or FRNC2002 Assessment: 2x in-tutorial grammer tests (equiv to 1000wd)(35%), 1x in-tutorial writing test (equiv to 1000wd)(20%), 1x aural/oral assignment (equiv to 1500wd)(25%), 1x oral test (equiv to 1000wd)(20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit follows FRNC2603. It focuses on building inter-and intra-cultural competence. Students engage with audiovisual clips and a series of short texts in order to identify areas of cross-cultural misunderstanding in everyday life. They then conduct an information gathering of their own on which they later report in class. The unit concentrates on the grammatical structures and skills required to perform these tasks: complex sentence construction (including reported speech) and consolidation and development of strategies for speaking.
FRNC2625 Visions of Francophone Worlds

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC1602 or FRNC2603 or FRNC2001 Prohibitions: FRNC3002 or FRNC2627 Assessment: 1x10min (1000wd equivalent) presentation for at-home preparation and in-class oral presentation (individual or group) (30%),1x2500wd equivalent in English research project/creative task (35%),1x2500wd equivalent in English written composition (essay or equivalent) (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is required for the major in the French and Francophone Studies introductory and intermediate streams. It explores how French and Francophone societies have evolved from the early 20th century to the present, and how visions of the Francophone worlds continue to shift across time and space. By examining literary texts, artworks, films and/or theoretical essays, students develop reading and critical skills in French. With this unit, students examine how French and Francophone identities and cultures have been shaped and upheaved by key political, social and cultural shifts in the past and present centuries.
FRNC2627 French Contemporary History and Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC2604 or FRNC2002 or FRNC1622 Prohibitions: FRNC2625 or FRNC3002 or FRNC1602 Assessment: 1x participation (10%), 2x500wd equivalent online quizzes (10%), 1x3000wd equivalent group research work (40%), 1x2000wd equivalent essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is required for the major in the intermediate stream. It will introduce students to the study of French and Francophone contemporary history and social issues and the development of French national and cultural identity in modern times. The unit will also develop listening, reading, writing and analytical skills through close study of a variety of authentic audiovisual and written texts.
Culture
FRNC2630 Diversity in the French Speaking World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26 hours online instruction and activities per semester Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in any of French Studies, European Studies, International and Global Studies Prohibitions: FRNC1631 OR FRNC2625 OR FRNC2627 Assessment: 7x100wd discussion board posts (14%), 4x200wd journal reflections (12%), 1x1200wd mini research project (20%), 1x2400wd major research project (40%), 1x oral presentation (10mins, equivalent to 900wds)(14%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit taught completely in English complements your French language studies, offering an overview of the cultural diversity in the French-speaking world. You will acquire the foundations of Francophone culture through modules designed around themes such as popular culture; race, gender and identity in the French diaspora; politics; history; literature; cinema; contemporary French society.
FRNC2656 French Sociolinguistics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation in French language equiv to 2000wds (30%), 2x written questionnaires in French language each equiv to 750 wds (10%), 1xannotated bibliography in French language equiv to 750 words (10%), 1xresearch based essay in French language equiv to 2500 words (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The focus of this unit of study is French language. It will familiarise you with the status and profile of the main varieties of French within and outside France as well as current issues in language policy in the French speaking world, while introducing you to key concepts such as register, linguistic variation (according to gender, age, social origin, etc.), or issues of multilingualism and diglossia. Through critical reading and practice, you will learn how to design, conduct and report research projects regarding French language.
FRNC2675 Nouveaux Médias et Francophonie

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar (some delivered online) Prerequisites: FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC3621 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3633 or FRNC2626 or FRNC2628 Assessment: online posts and commentaries (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), 1x2500wd group online presentation (35%), 1x2000wd individual research assignment (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
With the world dominance of Facebook, is there a role for French-speaking social media? This unit examines the social media phenomenon in France and Francophonie: its cultural specificities and unique development, its place in youth and minority cultures, its impact on the French language and social and political interactions, as well as its problematic relationship with French legislation. Online communications and the 'practice' of one of the main French language social media will be an important part of the course.
FRNC2680 French Popular Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Prohibitions: FRNC3805 or FRNC3806 or FRNC3682 Assessment: 1x participation (10%), 1x10mins in French oral presentation (20%), 1x1750wd equivalent e-portfolio (25%), 1x3000wd equivalent e-portfolio analysis (essay) (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
FRNC2688 Nouvelles Textualités

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Assessment: 1x15 minute Oral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd written task (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will examine the French literary field, its traditions and its innovations. The approach will be both literary and sociological. Major theoretical and cultural issues related to literature studies, such as the "death of the author", the emergence of new literary genres and textualities ("bandes dessinees", writers' blogs, fiction online) and the future of the book (literary agencies, creative writing workshops, awards and competitions) will be viewed in their socio-cultural environment.
FRNC2689 Le Polar à Paris

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2627) Assessment: participation (10%), 1x 15min oral presentation (30%), textual analysis (1x2000wd or 4x500wd)(50%), 5x online quiz (1000wd equiv)(10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
According to many scholars, the roots of the French "polar" that have influenced its development into a unique and popular literary genre are partially found in the American detective fiction of the interwar years, as well as in the 19th century French "roman populaire". This unit of study traces the history of the French detective fiction novel and the elements common to the genre. It exposes students to a variety of texts with a common setting: Paris. The unit addresses why the French capital has often been chosen as a setting for the genre, and how the representation of Paris varies from one "polar" to another.
FRNC2693 Le Quotidien: Writing the Daily

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Assessment: Reading journal equiv to 2000wds (30%), 1x15min tutorial presentation equiv 1500wds (30%), 1xessay equivalent to 2500wds (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will investigate the historical forms of daily writing in France, and how such forms have contributed
to the structuring of private and public identity. It will examine the links between technological innovation and the emergence of daily writing, and will concentrate in particular on the development of the private `journal' (diary) and the public `journal' (newspaper) in nineteenth-century France.

3000 level units of study

Language
FRNC3001 French 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC2604 or French Continuers 80% or more, or French Continuers + Extension, or IB Standard or Higher Level, or equivalent Assessment: 4x150wd equivalent online grammar quizzes (15%),1x900wd written test (15%),1x2000wd equivalent scaffolded research project (30%),1x10min peer evaluation and oral presentation (30%), tutorial preparation and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
FRNC3001 will focus on consolidation of grammar, extension of vocabulary and development of communication skills. An understanding of contemporary French and Francophone societies and cultures will be enhanced through study of authentic written and audiovisual materials.
FRNC3002 French 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3001 or FRNC3605 or FRNC2623 or FRNC3623 Prohibitions: FRNC1632 or FRNC3606 or FRNC2624 or FRNC3624 Assessment: Tutorial preparation and participation (15%), 4x125wd equivalent grammar quiz (10%), 2x1250wd equivalent writing task (50%), 1x1500wd equivalent oral presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a continuation of FRNC3001 French 5. Students will continue to develop their listening and speaking skills thatwere the focus of FRNC3001. An added emphasis in FRNC3002 will be on the development of reading and writing skills. Grammar consolidation will continue, and students will learn self-editing skills. They will also be introduced to preliminary translation skills and build their independent research techniques as well as their literary analysis techniques that were introduced in FRNC3001. In FRNC3002 this will be done through the study of a contemporary text in various forms: novel, film, chanson and documents relating to French and Francophone contemporary history.
FRNC3605 Introductory French 5

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC2604 or FRNC3624 or FRNC2002 Prohibitions: FRNC1631 or FRNC1632 Assessment: 2xequivalent to 1500wds in English written tests in French (30%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English written test in French (20%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English aural test (20%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English oral test in French (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
French cinema will be used to gain knowledge about French history and culture. Each film will involve studying vocabulary, translation, grammatical exercises, reading literary or cultural texts. Students will develop listening skills through listening to the news and develop writing skills through short essays in French.
FRNC3606 Introductory French 6

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3605 Prohibitions: FRNC2623 or FRNC2624 or FRNC1631 or FRNC1632 Assessment: 2xequivalent to 1500wds in English written tests in French (30%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English written test in French (20%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English aural test (20%), 1xequivalent to 1000wds in English oral test in French (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This semester, students will learn about the world of French and Francophone literature and the arts and develop an understanding of some key cultural references. They will read and discuss a variety of short literary texts and in doing so, develop their vocabulary range and consolidate their knowledge of grammatical tenses. Essay-writing skills will be consolidated and students will work in teams on small projects to be presented to the class.
FRNC3633 French 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC3624 Prohibitions: FRNC2633 or FRNC3625 Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent for at-home preparation and in-class oral presentation (30%),1x1000wd equivalent written in-class composition (30%),1x2000wd equivalent in English written composition (take home assessment) (30%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for students who have completed FRNC3002. It explores French and Francophone current events and contemporary debates through texts (literature and theory), images (including films) and news-related multimedia sources. Students consolidate communicative and analytical skills with oral and written activities designed to examine some of the political/social/cultural/spatial and generational divides that define today's Francophone worlds. Through essay writing, close analysis, oral presentation and in-class discussion, students further develop their advanced language skills and strengthen their grasp of contemporary French and Francophone societies and cultures.
FRNC3634 French 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr tutorial/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: FRNC3633 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3621 or FRNC3625 Prohibitions: FRNC3631 or FRNC2303 or FRNC2304 Assessment: 1x900wd equivalent oral presentation (20%),2x2300wd equivalent total video recordings (40%),4x900wd total written exercices (20%),1x400wd final written task (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study, students will develop further their oral and written skills, and their understanding of French and Francophone culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing an argument with rigor and precision, and improving students' fluency, spontaneity and accuracy. Students will also have the opportunity to practice translation skills. A range of authentic material will be used, drawn from written, audio-visual media and literary sources.
Culture
FRNC3653 French Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Assessment: 1x participation (10%), 1x2100wd final project: porfolio (35%), 12x200wd weekly translations (40%), 3x500wd short commentaries (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An investigation into the theory and practice of translation, from French into English, and English into French.Students will be required to undertake weekly exercises in translation and to build a translation portfolio with critical and analytical commentary.
FRNC3684 Récits de vie: Life Writing in French

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625) Prohibitions: FRNC3811 Assessment: 1x20min class presentation (30%), 2x750wd short written exercises (20%), 1x research essay (equivalent to 2500wds in English) (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Our life stories are never wholly our own. This course will focus on the various ways in which recent French life writing explores the boundaries between self and other, the individual and the collective, the personal and the social. Students will be familiarised with the development of autobiographical writing in France and introduced to recent autobiographical theory. They will be encouraged to dialogue with both autobiographical and theoretical texts through discussion and written exercises.
FRNC3690 French Political Cinema

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week and film screening Prerequisites: FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625). Assessment: 1x2400wd presentation (30%), 1x3000wd research project (50%), 1x600wd peer assessment (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will focus on a type of filmmaking that shows political and social awareness by depicting sociopolitical events, contemporary social realities in France and issues of marginality and difference. It will consider the contexts in which various trends of political films have emerged, the influence of post-war film history and contemporary events. The unit will explore issues of cinematic representation of marginality, ethnicity, sexuality and difference. Film screenings are an integral part of the course.
FRNC3693 Intellectual Movements Since 1945

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (FRNC2633 or FRNC3633 or FRNC3621 or FRNC3626 or FRNC3634) and any one of (FRNC2644, FRNC2651, FRNC2655, FRN2656, FRNC2657, FRNC2671, FRNC2675, FRNC2680, FRNC2681, FRNC2688, FRNC2689, FRNC2692, FRNC2693, FRNC3644, FRNC3684, FRN3690) Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation equivalent to 500wds (20%), 2x Research assignments equivalent to 2500wds each (60%), 1x500wd peer assessment (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines intellectual movements in France and Francophone countries since World War II, in particular existentialism, feminism, post-structuralism and postcolonialism, through the study of key French and Francophone texts and films.

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

FRNC3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive December
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
FRNC3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.