ATS3067 - French studies advanced 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

French Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chris Watkin


Dr Chris Watkin

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2066 or ATS3066


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This unit involves students in teaching and learning activities equally developing language skills and cultural competence. Students will develop analytical reading skills and advanced writing skills focussing on textual coherence and cohesion as well as morpho-syntactic accuracy. Oral work will develop expository techniques needed to present the contents of articles taken from the French press. Students develop advanced language skills and competence in the theory, research methodology and practices, and discourses involved in sophisticated critical enquiry, understanding and analysis in an area of French studies, working under guidance to define and write a research essay.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. read and orally communicate the main points contained in a newspaper article;
  2. write a newspaper type article presenting the main information contained in a TV current affair 3mm video using their note taking and listening comprehension skills;
  3. demonstrate mastery of the commentaire de texte technique;
  4. successfully translate sentences from English to French demonstrating their mastery of French grammar and understanding of differences between French and English syntax;
  5. utilise a bilingual electronic dictionary, an online French dictionary, and other online linguistic resources.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

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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