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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet


Previously coded FRN2100


This unit builds on the skills developed in ATS2069, with a focus on specific expository techniques: synthse de documents and expos oral argumentatif. Students further develop their critical awareness of issues in contemporary France. They expand their translation skills (into French) working from various text types. Level 9 and 10 constitute an excellent preparation for the DALF exam (B2, C1.)
In the Specialized Culture component, students explore an aspect of French culture and society and develop competence appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses involved in analysis of it.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate their mastery of

  1. advanced analytical, expository and argumentative skills in the context of writing a synthesis of several documents and making a presentation on a given general topic .
  2. learning strategies relevant to the translation process and different text types.

In relation to the Specialized Culture component, they should also have met the following objectives in the area of socio-cultural awareness:

  1. Acquired a greater critical knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary French society, its culture, values and their evolution.
  2. Developed a critical understanding of a specific area of study of French Studies as a discipline addressing French culture and society.
  3. Developed an explicit understanding and more sophisticated competence appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses involved in analysis of that area of French Studies.
  4. Developed individual and cooperative research skills.


Language and Culture work
Tutorial participation: 3%
Written assessments (1500 words) : 20%
Translation assessments (500 words): 12%
Listening and reading comprehension assessments : 10%
Oral examination (1000 word equivalent): 15%
Written examination (500 words): 15%
Specialized Culture component
Written assignments (1000 words): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Caroline Trousseau

Contact hours

Language and Culture component:
Two 2-hour language tutorial per week
Specialized Culture component:
One 1-hour lecture (weeks 1-8)
One 1-hour tutorial (weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

French studies




ATS3070, ATS4070