Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFrench Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Patrick Durel


Previously coded FRN2060


This unit develops language skills and cultural competence. The Language and Culture component of this unit aims to develop students' comprehension skills and capacity to express ideas in both oral and written French, through a range of class activities, both spoken and written. Students practise and develop their language skills in an area of French studies, developing competence in the theory, research methodology and practices, and discourses involved in critical enquiry, understanding and analysis in the discipline area.


Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Express themselves, both orally and in writing, correctly, fluently and appropriately, on a wide range of topics and in different contexts including situations in which instructions are given or requested, events are retold and chronological information provided, or refused, discourse is reported, described or commented upon, proposals are made and accepted or rejected, discourse has to be structured logically and hypotheses formulated, logical arguments are conveyed, accepted or refuted, information is processed, ideas presented or reported orally, and ideas are presented or reported in writing;
  2. Understand and demonstrate understanding of written, audio and video documents;
  3. Demonstrate explicit competence in French grammar in the areas reviewed;
  4. Demonstrate competence in the use of language reference material;
  5. Demonstrate autonomous learning strategies;
  6. Demonstrate a greater critical knowledge and understanding of modern France and its culture;
  7. Demonstrate competence in the theory, basic research methodology and practices, and discourses involved in critical enquiry, understanding and analysis in an area of French studies;
  8. Demonstrate individual and cooperative research skills.


Written assignments (2500 words): 60%
Oral presentations: 20%
Written examination (2-hours): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour culture lecture per week
One 1-hour culture tutorial per week
One 2-hour language workshop per week
One 1-hour language tutorial per week

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



ATS2062, ATS2064, ATS1066, ATS3066