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FRNC2603: French 3

Semester 1, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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FRNC1602 or HSC Beginners or IB ab initio or less than 80% in HSC Continuers or equivalent
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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FRNC2001 or FRNC2002 or more than 80% in (HSC French Continuers or IB standard)
Assumed knowledge
? 

None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Christel Rome, christel.rome@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Beatrice Gallis, beatrice.gallis@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Participation Participation
Preparation and participation in class
10% Ongoing All semester
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Small test In-class test 1
Grammar Quiz
15% Week 06 eq 750 wds/ 30 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO3
Small test In-class Listening test
Quiz
10% Week 10 eq 500 wds/ 50 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Small test In-class test 2
Grammar Quiz
20% Week 11 eq 1000 wds/ 50 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO3
Small test Written test
Mini-essay
25% Week 12 eq 1250 wds/ 110 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Presentation group assignment Oral test
Discussion in pairs on a photography
20% Week 13 eq 1000 wds/ 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

In-class test 1  Individual Grammar Quiz eq 750 wds 15% week 6
In-class listening test Individual Quiz eq 500 wds 10% week 10
In-class test 2  Individual

Grammar Quiz

eq 1,000 wds 20% week 11
In-class final test

Individual

Mini-essay in class + online submission eq 1,250 wds 25% week 12
In-class oral test Group Discussion in pairs  eq 1,000 wds 20% week 13
Participation Individual Preparation and in-class participation eq. 500 wds 10%

All semester

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

5% per calendar day

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

  • Required textbooks: Cosmopolite 2 Livre de l'élève Niveau A2

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a level of written and oral competence in French to at least CEFR level A2 or above, with relative confidence and degree of disciplinary expertise in the French language, including the ability to communicate on a range of topics and in a range of genres
  • LO2. demonstrate a satisfactory level of understanding of various aspects of French and Francophone culture
  • LO3. display satisfactory problem-solving and critical analysis skills developed through independent and collaborative research activities related to French and Francophone language and culture, and its place in the world
  • LO4. exhibit a satisfactory degree of cultural competence and sense of professional and social responsibility
  • LO5. effectively apply approaches and knowledge from French Studies to issues encountered in an interdisciplinary context.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

This unit is being offered for the first time.

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