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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton, South Africa

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • A first-year sequence only is offered on the South Africa campus.

Description

NOTE: This area of study entry has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2012. For details of changes, please consult the 2013 Handbook change register2013 Handbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/2013-change-register.html).

The French studies program is designed to enable students to develop a high level of communicative competence in the French language (including translation skills), and a critical understanding of fundamental areas of French studies: literature, film, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and social sciences. Students will develop reading, writing and research skills appropriate to independent study in French.

Language levels

French can be studied from introductory level up to a level of near-native language competence (French Advanced 4). The French studies program has three entry points, each comprising a first and second semester unit. These entry points correspond to three levels of competence in the French language, ranging from introductory to proficient. Students who have completed VCE French with a score above 30 or an equivalent qualification will normally enrol in ATS3065 (French proficient 1). To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level in the light of their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of first semester.

The coordinator of the French studies major, in consultation with unit coordinators, retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students other than beginners are not permitted to determine their enrolment without placement testing. For information on accessing, completing and returning placement tests, see the French Studies Program Enrolment Information page at http://arts.monash.edu.au/french/ugrad/enrolment-info.php.

Study abroad

All students have the opportunity to participate in the Language Study Abroad program in France or the francophone world. The program includes exchange agreements with the University of Lyon III, the University of Paris III and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris allowing for semester-length study abroad. It also provides for summer semester study abroad outside the exchange program, especially for students who begin their French studies at Introductory or Intermediate level. For detailed information see the French Studies Program Study Abroad web page at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/french/ugrad/abroad.php. Students must obtain written approval from the French Studies Program before enrolling. Grants for study abroad are available through Monash Abroad, to which applications should be addressed.

Non-arts students

In some non-arts courses students are able to take arts electives and count them towards their course. Students who want to study French as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year-level of French studies units for which they are permitted to enrol.

Units

First-year sequence

A first-year sequence normally consists of a first semester entry point-level unit followed by the sequential second semester unit in the same discipline:

Minor sequence

Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:

  • 24 points of compulsory language units
  • 18 points of compulsory language units plus one second-year-level elective chosen from units listed below.

Major sequence

Students normally complete a major sequence consisting of 48 points of French studies units in one of the following ways depending on their entry point:

Entry point 1

or (where the sequence can be completed over four years)

Entry point 2

  • ATS2063 French intermediate 1
  • ATS2064 French intermediate 2
  • ATS3065 French proficient 1
  • ATS3066 French proficient 2
  • ATS3067 French studies advanced 1
  • ATS3068 French studies advanced 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the elective units listed below

Entry point 3

  • ATS2065 French proficient 1
  • ATS2066 French proficient 2
  • ATS3067 French studies advanced 1
  • ATS3068 French studies advanced 2
  • ATS3069 French studies advanced 3
  • ATS3070 French studies advanced 4
  • two third-year-level electives from the elective units listed below

or

  • ATS2065 French proficient 1
  • ATS2066 French proficient 2
  • ATS3067 French studies advanced 1
  • ATS3068 French studies advanced 2
  • four third-year-level electives

Note: Students may replace units in the above sequences beyond the entry-point sequence with up to 24 points of approved study abroad exchange units or up to 12 points of approved study abroad summer semester units

Language Study Abroad units

  • ATS2131 LCL Language study abroad 2A
  • ATS2132 LCL Language study abroad 2B
  • ATS2133 LCL Language study abroad 2C
  • ATS2134 LCL Language study abroad 2D
  • ATS3131 LCL Language study abroad 3A
  • ATS3132 LCL Language study abroad 3B
  • ATS3133 LCL Language study abroad 3C
  • ATS3134 LCL Language study abroad 3D
  • ATS3088 New Caledonia study abroad program

Elective units

  • ATS2071/ATS3071 France on film
  • ATS2073/ATS3073 Film noir in France: Dark visions of self and society
  • ATS2075/ATS3075 Representing Paris: Literature and visual culture
  • ATS2076/ATS3076 Contemporary French fiction: Rewriting identity
  • ATS3077 Whatever happened to truth: French literature, thought and visual culture
  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3525 The Idea of Europe
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

South Africa

First-year sequence

A first-year sequence normally consists of a first semester entry point-level unit followed by the sequential second semester unit in the same discipline:

Units include:

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

Note: French and Fracophone studies 1 and 2 include sufficient instruction to develop the student's ability in all four basic language skills - speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts