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Unit of study_

FRNC3634: French 8

Semester 2, 2022 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code FRNC3634
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC3631 or FRNC2303 or FRNC2304
FRNC3633 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3621 or FRNC3625
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Victoria Souliman,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Final Written Task
Final written task
10% - 400 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Presentation group assignment Video recording 1
Video recorded presentation
10% Multiple weeks Video 1 : 575 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Presentation group assignment Video 2
Video recorded debate
30% Multiple weeks 1725 words -
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Presentation Oral presentation
20% Multiple weeks 900 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Assignment Multiple written exercises
Short Written exercises
20% Multiple weeks 4 x 900 words total
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Participation Participation
10% Weekly
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

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 Introduction à la traduction littéraire Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Traduction culturelle (1). Mise en place des groupes pour les présentations des actualités Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 02 Traduction culturelle (2) : les chansons. Tutorial (1 hr)  
Les chansons (suite) Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 03 La traduction culturelle (3) Tutorial (1 hr)  
Traduction culturelle (3) Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 04 Exercice écrit 1 : Traduction sur table Tutorial (1 hr)  
Traduire le traumatisme en image : "La Rafle" Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 05 Traduire la Shoah : discussion autour des enjeux éthique Tutorial (1 hr)  
Traduire une BD: "Maus" Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 06 Stratégies d'écriture : le texte argumentatif Tutorial (1 hr)  
Débattre et défendre son point de vue Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 07 Exercice écrit 2 : le texte argumentatif Tutorial (1 hr)  
Argumenter et débattre Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 08 Etre étudiant en Europe: "L'Auberge espagnole" et le multilinguisme. Tutorial (1 hr)  
Le récit autobiographique Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 09 Exercice écrit 3 : le récit autobiographique ou le souvenir d'enfance Tutorial (1 hr)  
La traduction audiovisuelle Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 10 Le marché de l'emploi: l'entretien d'embauche Tutorial (1 hr)  
CV et lettre de motivation Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 11 La traduction littéraire Tutorial (1 hr)  
La traduction littéraire 2 Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 12 La traduction poétique Tutorial (1 hr)  
La traduction poétique 2 Tutorial (2 hr)  
Week 13 Exercice écrit 4 : la traduction littéraire Tutorial (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Vidéos des étudiants Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3

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.

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 an advanced understanding of various aspects of French and francophone culture
  • LO2. display high-level 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
  • LO3. demonstrate a high degree of cultural competence and sense of professional and social responsibility that will enable you to make a positive contribution to future work environments and to society.

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

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