FREN 4004 - Honours French Language B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the area of French Studies. It is the final stage of formal language tuition in the French language as well as extending students' knowledge and research skills in French and Francophone cultures, building on the learning and research capabilities gained in levels 1 to 3 of the French Studies major. It focuses on skills of higher order spoken and written expression, through tasks such as literary translations and academic writing exercises. It will also develop skills of textual analysis and documentary scholarship in relation to specific forms of cultural expression, such as literature, film, media and social issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FREN 4004
    Course Honours French Language B
    Coordinating Unit French Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units French Studies major or completed Diploma of Languages
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours programme
    Course Description The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the area of French Studies. It is the final stage of formal language tuition in the French language as well as extending students' knowledge and research skills in French and Francophone cultures, building on the learning and research capabilities gained in levels 1 to 3 of the French Studies major. It focuses on skills of higher order spoken and written expression, through tasks such as literary translations and academic writing exercises. It will also develop skills of textual analysis and documentary scholarship in relation to specific forms of cultural expression, such as literature, film, media and social issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Poiana

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Collect, organise and synthesise materials, including those accessible in digital formats, in relation to different areas of French language or cultures.

    2. Demonstrate knowledge regarding the principles that underpin the French language in the context of specific linguistic productions such as literary works and familiar speech, while recognising differences and similarities in regard to other languages.

    3. Reproduce accurately the different forms of French academic language and communicative strategies required to present higher order and conceptually sophisticated ideas to specialist and general audiences.

    4. Demonstrate proficiency in the practice of collaborative work and task management in relation to tests, assignments and presentations.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The oral tasks include oral presentations and discussions. The written component includes tasks such as literary translations (thèmes). For this part of the course, students should have a standard reference grammar and comprehensive French/English and French/French dictionaries.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Classes provide a small group learning and research environment in which students work on gaining specific skills and pursue research related questions.
    Workload

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

    3 x 1 hour workshops per week……………………………..3 hours
    2 hours independent research per week ………………. 2 hours
    4 hours workshop preparation per week …………………. 4 hours
    4 hours assessment work per week …………………….. 4 hours
    Total per week ………………………………………… 13 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    · Practice in the use of the French language in the academic register, in written and spoken forms.
    · Analysis of linguistic mechanisms underpinning French language, through grammatical analysis and translation exercises.
    · Textual analysis in its application to different kinds of texts, films, areas of popular culture and social discourses.
    · Discussion of texts, ideas and social issues with a view to developing skills in critical thought.
  • 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 item / values / Learning Outcomes
    One composition @ 10 = 10% 1, 2
    Three translation assignments – 3 @ 10 =30% 2, 3
    Final translation test – 1 @ 30 = 30% 2, 3
    Class oral presentation - 1 @ 10 = 10% 1, 3, 4
    Formal oral presentation on research topic – 1 @ 20 = 20% 1, 3, 4
    Assessment Detail


    One composition @ 10 = 10%
    1, 2

    Three translation assignments – 3 @ 10 =30%
    2

    Final translation test – 1 @ 30 = 30%
    2

    Class oral presentation - 1 @ 10 = 10%
    1, 3, 4

    Formal oral presentation on research topic – 1 @ 20 = 20%
    1, 3
     
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

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

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    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.

    The Grading Scheme for all Honours courses is M11 – Honours Mark Scheme.

    MARK
    GRADE
    GPA

    80 – 100
    1
    7

    70 – 79
    2A
    6

    60 – 69
    2B
    5

    50 – 59
    3
    4

    1 – 49
    Fail (or F pending decision)
    1.5
     

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

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