- 2017


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

South Africa School of Social Science


Dr Joseph Minga


South Africa

The French studies sequence is designed to enable students to develop communicative competence in the French language in all four basic language skills - speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

It also introduces students to Francophone African cultures, providing a medium through which not only the language, but also African societies, their histories (colonial and post-colonial) can be understood within the context of culture. Students explore aspects of Francophone African cultures through literature, film and other cultural texts and develop an understanding of the impact of French colonisation and the complex histories of the post-colonial experience.


French studies is offered in the Bachelor of Social Science at Monash South Africa as a first year sequence.


First year sequence (12 points)

Students complete:

  • AZA1061 French and Francophone studies 1
  • AZA1062 French and Francophone studies 2

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the first-year sequence can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the first-year sequence by using 12 points of their free electives.