6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
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:
- 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;
- Understand and demonstrate understanding of written, audio and video documents;
- Demonstrate explicit competence in French grammar in the areas reviewed;
- Demonstrate competence in the use of language reference material;
- Demonstrate autonomous learning strategies;
- Demonstrate a greater critical knowledge and understanding of modern France and its culture;
- 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;
- Demonstrate individual and cooperative research skills.
Within semester assessment: 85% + Exam: 15%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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