FREN 2213 - French IISA: Culture

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

The aim of this course is to develop a deeper understanding and a critical appreciation of France's rich cultural heritage through the study of texts and other cultural artefacts. The course is also designed to develop language skills, particularly reading and writing skills, but also vocabulary acquisition and speaking skills. This year, the course title will be 'L'histoire du cinema francais en douze films' / The History of French Cinema in 12 Films'.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FREN 2213
    Course French IISA: Culture
    Coordinating Unit French Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites FREN 1012
    Incompatible FREN 1003
    Course Description The aim of this course is to develop a deeper understanding and a critical appreciation of France's rich cultural heritage through the study of texts and other cultural artefacts. The course is also designed to develop language skills, particularly reading and writing skills, but also vocabulary acquisition and speaking skills. This year, the course title will be 'L'histoire du cinema francais en douze films' / The History of French Cinema in 12 Films'.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ben McCann

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    Students who complete French IISA Culture will be able to:

    1. know the countries where French is spoken and understand their cultural productions such as literature and film

    2. locate and analyse primary and secondary sources of information pertaining to the study of French culture

    3. analyse with considerable sophistication cultural productions such as literature and film and be aware of the interpretative methods that can be used to deepen understanding of them

    4. work individually or in groups in collecting and organising information, and communicating arguments and ideas in clear and correct French, both written and spoken, to an academic audience

    5. develop a commitment to the rigorous application of scholarly principles in the exploration of questions and problems in relation to French society and culture.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 3
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3, 4, 5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 3, 4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A link to the list of textbooks for all French courses can be found on the Discipline of French Studies web site.
    Recommended Resources

    The French Research Librarian in the Barr-Smith Library, Jennifer Osborn, has created a page of useful links for students of French. They can be found at the following url:

    http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/french/

    This is a useful resource for all the work you do in French language and culture. Read the link “Research Skills: Literature search techniques”, which teaches you how to effectively use the Library’s academic databases for your essays.

    For a French language website in which you will find, as well as a conventional dictionary, a dictionary of slang, synonyms and antonyms, figurative expressions, spelling and conjugations, etymologies, Old and Middle French, and varieties of French throughout the Francophone world, you should look at the url: http://www.lexilogos.com/francais_langue_dictionnaires.htm

    Online Learning

    The following documents will be available via MyUni:
    - course outline
    - lecture slides
    - seminar worksheets
    - essay topics and explanation of assessment tasks.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    There will be three contact hours per week: a lecture that presents the topics set for study and a two-hour seminar in which students will participate in activities such as reading, textual analysis and class discussion. The course is organised around material that students are expected to be familiar with so that they may readily engage in discussion.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    3 hours of classes per week 36 hours per semester
    6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester
    4 hours assignment preparation per week 48 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Schedule
    Week 1 Déwé Gorodé, "Où vas-tu Mûû?"
    Week 2 Albert Cossery, "Le Facteur se venge"
    Week 3 Patrick Chamoiseau, "Chronique des sept misères"
    Week 4 Ahmadou Kourouma, "Les Soleils des indépendances"
    Week 5 Gabrielle Roy, "La Montagne secrète" (novel to be purchased)
    Week 6 Gabrielle Roy, "La Montagne secrète" (novel to be purchased)
    Week 7 Gabrielle Roy, "La Montagne secrète" (novel to be purchased)
    Week 8 Gabrielle Roy, "La Montagne secrète" (novel to be purchased)
    Week 9 La poésie francophone: Léopold Sédar Senghor + Film: Mon oncle Antoine
    Week 10 La poésie francophone: Aimé Césaire + Film: Mon oncle Antoine
    Week 11 La poésie francophone: La poésie québécoise + Film: Rue Cases-Nègres
    Week 12 La poésie francophone: La poésie des autres régions francophones
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    800 word essay Formative and Summative 20% 1, 2, 3
    1500 word essay Formative and Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 5
    Oral Presentation Summative 20% 1, 2, 3, 4
    Test Summative 20% 1, 2
    Assessment Detail
    Information available upon enrolment.
    Submission
    Information available upon enrolment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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