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FRNC3001: French 5

Semester 1, 2023 [Normal day] - Remote

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code FRNC3001
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1631 or FRNC3605 or FRNC1632 or FRNC3606
FRNC2604 or French Continuers 80% or more, or French Continuers and Extension, or IB Standard or Higher Level, or equivalent
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Carolyn Stott,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Participation Tutorial preparation and participation
Active participation in class and tutorial preparation
10% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Tutorial quiz 2 x Grammar Quizzes
2 grammar quizzes (eq 500 wds each)
20% Multiple weeks Eq 1000 wds (500 wds each)
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Assignment Scaffolded Research Project
Students will produce a podcast related to a theme studied in class
50% Multiple weeks Eq 2500 wds
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Online task Individual Oral Test
individual oral test based on film festival + podcast project
20% Week 07 eq 1000 wds
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2

Assessment summary

More details about these assessment tasks are available on the Unit of Study’s Canvas site.

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

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

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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.

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.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Semaine 1 (1): Brise Glace; Présentation du cours; Introduction aux thèmes culturels Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Semaine 1 (2): Activité orale: le festival du film français Tutorial (1 hr) LO1
Week 02 Semaine 2 (1): La Guerre d'Algérie I: Repères historiques, chronologie collaborative Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 2 (2): Grammaire - Les Articles (1) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 03 Semaine 3 (1): La Guerre d'Algérie II: Extraits de textes historiques Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 3 (2): Grammaire - Les Articles (2) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 04 Semaine 4 (1): La Guerre d'Algérie III: Représentation littéraire et visuelle (la BD) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 4 (2): Grammaire - Les temps du passé (1) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Semaine 5 (1): Mai 68 I: Repères historiques; Chronologie collaborative Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 5 (2): Grammaire - Les temps du passé (2) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 06 Semaine 6 (1): Préparation au Test Oral Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 6 (2): Quiz 1 Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 07 Semaine 7 (1): Tests oraux individuels (pas de cours) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 7 (2): Tests oraux individuels (pas de cours) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 08 Semaine 8 (1): Mai 68 II: L'Interview du mois (Adeline Regnault) Représentation littéraire (extrait de roman) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 8 (2): Grammaire - Structure de la phrase Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 09 Semaine 9 (1): Mai 68 III: Analyse iconographique Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 9 (2): Grammaire - Les Pronoms compléments (I) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 10 Semaine 10 (1): La France dans le Pacifique I: Repères historiques - les essais nucléaires Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 10 (2) : Grammaire - Les Pronoms compléments (II) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 11 Semaine 11 (1): La France dans le Pacifique II: Représentations iconographiques et textuelles (posters au Chau Chak Wing Museum) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 11 (2): Grammaire - Le Subjonctif présent (1) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 12 Semaine 12 (1): La France dans le Pacifique III: La Nouvelle Calédonie Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 12 (2): Grammaire - Le Subjonctif passé (2) Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 13 Semaine 13 (1): Bilan du cours; Préparation à l'enregistrement du podcast Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Semaine 13 (2): Quiz 2; USS Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: students 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 which will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.

Lecture recording: There are no lectures for this unit, therefore no recordings.

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

All course materials will be made available via the Canvas site.


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 with confidence a level of written and oral competence in French, and a significant degree of disciplinary expertise in the French language, including the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively on a range of topics and in a range of genres.
  • LO2. Demonstrate an understanding of various aspects of French and Francophone history and culture
  • LO3. Display a degree of problem-solving and critical analysis skills developed through research activities related to French and Francophone language and culture, and its place in the world
  • LO4. Exhibit a degree of cultural competence and a sense of professional and social responsibility.

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

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

This unit is in its third iteration, coordinated this time by a different academic. According to student feedback, changes were made to some of the in-class activities and to the assessment tasks, which were reduced in number and slightly modified


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