French and Francophone Studies

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French and Francophone Studies

Honours

Honours in French and Francophone Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level selective units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level core thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

FRNC4113 Theories and Methods in French Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd critique of a theoretical text (25%), 1x equivalent to 1500wds seminar presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to a range of critical research methods and theories relevant to research in French and Francophone Studies. It will facilitate reflective engagement on various conceptual frameworks and enable acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project, including critical evaluation of theoretical texts in both English and French. Active participation in seminar discussion is expected.
FRNC4114 Research Topics in French Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x equivalent to 1750wds oral presentation (25%), 1x 1750wd written assignment in French (25%), 1x 2500wd research paper in French (40%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit taught in French will deepen students' understanding of the scope of critical and theoretical research in French and Francophone Studies and will enable them to deepen their knowledge of, and analytical skills in, one field of research in particular. In seminar discussion and individual projects, students will examine case studies that will prepare them to critically engage with major issues relevant to a specific form of cultural expression and/or body of disciplinary knowledge within French and Francophone Studies, such as literature/film/linguistics/sociopolitical debate.
SLCS4500 SLC Honours Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
SLCS4501 SLC Honours Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Honours thesis units of study

FRNC4111 French Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in an area of French and Francophone Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the French and Francophone Studies' Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
FRNC4112 French Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18-20,000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in French and Francophone Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the French and Francophone Studies' Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.