Courses - Faculty of Arts


French

Stage I

FRENCH 101
15 Points

FRENCH 101G
15 Points

Introductory French Language 1

Introduces students to spoken and written French. It is delivered through two 90-minute sessions per week on campus, blended with an on-line component that uses up-to-date methodology and extensive multimedia materials. It is open to beginners or near beginners. Students who have achieved 24 recent credits in Level 1 NCEA French or 12-16 recent credits in Level 2 NCEA French (or equivalent previous study) should enrol in FRENCH 102. FRENCH 101 does not count towards a major in French. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

FRENCH 102
15 Points

Introductory French Language 2

Further development of basic proficiency in everyday French language to communicate in authentic situations. Delivered through two 90-minute sessions per week on campus, blended with on-line learning tasks that use interactive technology and extensive multimedia materials. A range of activities are used to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and students’ strategies for autonomous learning. Note: Students with NCEA level 2 French should enrol in this course. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 101, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage II

FRENCH 203
15 Points

Intermediate French Language 1

Consolidates and expands previously acquired knowledge and skills to an intermediate proficiency in everyday authentic French language. Delivered through two 90-minute sessions per week on campus, blended with on-line learning tasks that use extensive multimedia materials. A range of activities are used to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and students’ strategies for autonomous learning. Note: Students with NCEA level 3 French should enrol in this course. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 102, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 204
15 Points

Intermediate French Language 2

Topic-based oral and written expression, aural and written comprehension in French, covering a wide range of personal and professional situations. This course is designed for students who have passed FRENCH 203 or 269. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 203, 269, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 214
15 Points

French Linguistics

A presentation, in French, of key aspects of French linguistics relevant to the study and teaching of French as a first or second language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. The course assumes no prior specialist knowledge of this field.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

Restriction: FRENCH 314

FRENCH 218
15 Points

History of the French Language

An introduction to French linguistics, the history of French and regional variation in French. The course is taught in French.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

Restriction: FRENCH 308

FRENCH 229
15 Points

The French-speaking World

A study of culture in texts and films from France, North Africa, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

Restriction: FRENCH 329

FRENCH 230
15 Points

French for Business

An essentially communicative French course designed to allow students to function in both oral and written French commercial activities. Topics covered will include: correspondence, report writing, form filling, the reading of contracts, and interacting and negotiating with clients. Class work and tutorials will be complemented by audiovisual and language laboratory materials, as well as by hypermedia and other computer materials. Note: FRENCH 230 does not count towards a major in French.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

FRENCH 239
15 Points

France on Screen: From Lumière to Godard

An introduction to the major artistic and historical developments in French film, particularly as it relates to French culture, politics, history and society, from the birth of cinema up to and including the New Wave. The course also introduces some analytical tools for the appreciation of film: film grammar and basic aspects of film theory.

Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, FTVMS 100, 101, FRENCH 129, 204, 269, 304, MEDIA 101

Restriction: FRENCH 339, 739

FRENCH 241
15 Points

Reading French Literature

Introducing students to a variety of critical approaches, this course aims to provide a basic literary framework through the analysis of selected texts representing a range of genres and periods. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

Restriction: FRENCH 379

FRENCH 244
15 Points

Modern France: History and Culture

An analysis of how France has been shaped by diverse historical and cultural legacies since the sixteenth century. Topics include the role of religion, the transformations of the State, the significance of Revolution, and the role of war and colonial expansion in modern French history.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I

Restriction: FRENCH 231, 313, 344

FRENCH 269
15 Points

French Language and Culture in Film and Literature

A linguistic and cultural course taught entirely in French and designed to enhance students' aural, oral and written proficiency through the study of a series of recent films and literary texts that also shed light on important aspects of twentieth-century France. This course is designed for students with 24 credits in Level 3 NCEA French, or who have passed FRENCH 203.

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 203, 204, 304, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: FRENCH 129

FRENCH 277
15 Points

French Study Abroad 2A

Formal language study in an approved overseas institution where the language of instruction is French.

Prerequisite: Permission of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 278
15 Points

French Study Abroad 2B

Formal language study in an approved overseas institution where the language of instruction is French.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 279
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 15 points from FRENCH 204, 269, 304

Stage III

FRENCH 304
15 Points

Advanced French Language 1

Strengthens students' command of reading, writing, speaking and listening in French. Organised thematically and uses both textual and audiovisual material to introduce students to a range of communicative registers. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 204

FRENCH 305
15 Points

Advanced French Language 2

Further extends students' French language skills through textual and audio-visual material, enabling them to attain a high level of oral and written proficiency.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

FRENCH 306
15 Points

Medieval French Language and Culture: Love and Laughter in the Middle Ages

The main focus will be on language and literature, placing works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 706

FRENCH 308
15 Points

History of the French Language

An introduction to French linguistics, the history of French and regional variation in French. This course is taught in French.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 218

FRENCH 314
15 Points

French Linguistics

A presentation, in French, of key aspects of French linguistics relevant to the study and teaching of French as a foreign language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. The course assumes no prior specialist knowledge of this field.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 214

FRENCH 320
15 Points

French Translation Practice

A course for students wishing to develop skills in translation and to increase their proficiency in using French in a professional or business environment.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 720

FRENCH 322
15 Points

Linguistic Study Abroad

A research project on a linguistics subject conducted in a French speaking country.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 329
15 Points

The French-speaking World

A study of culture in texts and films from France, North Africa, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 229

FRENCH 331
15 Points

Special Study in French

A research project approved by the Academic Head.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 339
15 Points

France on Screen: From Lumière to Godard

An introduction to the major artistic and historical developments in French film, particularly as it relates to French culture, politics, history and society, from the birth of cinema up to and including the New Wave. The course also introduces some analytical tools for the appreciation of film: film grammar and basic aspects of film theory.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304, or 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television

Restriction: FRENCH 239, 739

FRENCH 341
15 Points

Panorama of the French Novel

A study of the changing forms of the novel from the representations of the seventeenth century court in Madame de Lafayette's La Princesse de Clèves to the twentieth century experiments of the French 'new novelists'. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 741

FRENCH 344
15 Points

Modern France: History and Culture

An analysis of how France has been shaped by diverse historical and cultural legacies since the sixteenth century. Topics include the role of religion, the transformations of the State, the significance of revolution, and the role of war and colonial expansion in modern French history.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Restriction: FRENCH 231, 244, 313

FRENCH 349
15 Points

French Cinema Since the New Wave

An in-depth examination of major developments in French cinema since 1965, with a particular focus on the 1990s and beyond. This course presupposes a good working knowledge of film grammar, for example, shot analysis, mise en scène, editing techniques.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304, or 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television

Restriction: FRENCH 749

FRENCH 377
15 Points

French Study Abroad 3A

Formal language study in an approved overseas institution where the language of instruction is French.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 378
15 Points

French Study Abroad 3B

Formal language study in an approved overseas institution where the language of instruction is French.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

FRENCH 379
15 Points

Special Topic: Reading French Literature

Introducing students to a variety of critical approaches, this course aims to provide a basic literary framework through the analysis of selected texts representing a range of genres and periods. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 304

Restriction: FRENCH 241

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

FRENCH 701
30 Points

Old French: The Medieval Romance

The evolving medieval French romance with particular emphasis on the Roman de la Rose as the quintessential medieval study of human nature.

FRENCH 704
15 Points

Special Topic

FRENCH 705
30 Points

Advanced Language

Advanced language practice in French, with emphasis on close-reading, textual summary and synthesis of both aural and written texts. French techniques of writing will be studied and students will apply these in written assignments.

Prerequisite: FRENCH 305 or placement test and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: FRENCH 702, 703

FRENCH 706
30 Points

Medieval French Literature and Culture: Love and Laughter in the Middle Ages

The main focus will be on language and literature, placing works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Restriction: FRENCH 306

FRENCH 707
15 Points

Specialised French Translation 1

Theoretical approaches to translation will be taught through the study of specific authentic texts. Students will use both theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse and produce professional quality translations in a specialised field. Fields covered will be chosen from: literary translation, indigenous Francophone texts, sub-titling for film and television, marketing and advertising, technical and legal or other highly specialised texts.

FRENCH 708
15 Points

Specialised French Translation 2

Theoretical approaches to translation will be taught through the study of specific authentic texts. Students will use both theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse and produce professional quality translations in a specialised field. Fields covered will be chosen from: literary translation, indigenous Francophone texts, sub-titling for film and television, marketing and advertising, technical and legal or other highly specialised texts.

FRENCH 710
30 Points

FRENCH 710A
15 Points

FRENCH 710B
15 Points

Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 710 A and B, or FRENCH 710

FRENCH 711
15 Points

Theory and Text

Survey of the most important twentieth-century French literary critics and critical movements. Taught in English.

FRENCH 714
15 Points

Special Topic: Topics in Gender in the Francophone World

FRENCH 715
15 Points

Special Topic

FRENCH 717
30 Points

Advanced French Linguistics

An advanced analysis of the French language, drawing on both theoretical and applied linguistic models, from such fields as phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, with particular reference to their relevance for the study and/or teaching of French.

FRENCH 720
30 Points

FRENCH 720A
15 Points

FRENCH 720B
15 Points

Advanced French Translation

A study of translation theory and intensive practice in the translation of a variety of texts.

Restriction: FRENCH 320

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 720 A and B, or FRENCH 720

FRENCH 725
30 Points

FRENCH 725A
15 Points

FRENCH 725B
15 Points

Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 725 A and B, or FRENCH 725

FRENCH 727
30 Points

Special Topic

FRENCH 728
30 Points

Special Topic

FRENCH 729
30 Points

Gender and Culture: Perspectives from the French-speaking World

A comparative study of the relation between gender and culture in selected sources: films, novels, personal and theoretical writings, from France, North Africa, the Caribbean, Africa, the French-speaking Pacific and Quebec.

Restriction: FRENCH 329

FRENCH 741
30 Points

Panorama of the French Novel

A study of the changing forms of the novel from the representations of the seventeenth century court in Madame de Lafayette's La Princesse de Cleves to the twentieth century experiments of the French 'new novelists'.

Restriction: FRENCH 341

FRENCH 749
30 Points

French Cinema Since The New Wave

An in-depth examination of major developments in French cinema since 1965, with a particular focus on the 1990s and beyond. This course presupposes a good working knowledge of film grammar, for example, shot analysis, mise en scène, editing techniques.

Restriction: FRENCH 349

FRENCH 750
15 Points

FRENCH 750A
7.5 Points

FRENCH 750B
7.5 Points

Special Study

Supervised research on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 750 A and B, or FRENCH 750

FRENCH 751
30 Points

FRENCH 751A
15 Points

FRENCH 751B
15 Points

Special Study

Supervised research on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 751 A and B, or FRENCH 751

FRENCH 752
15 Points

FRENCH 752A
7.5 Points

FRENCH 752B
7.5 Points

Special Study

Supervised research on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 752 A and B, or FRENCH 752

FRENCH 753
30 Points

FRENCH 753A
15 Points

FRENCH 753B
15 Points

Special Study

Supervised research on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 753 A and B, or FRENCH 753

FRENCH 777
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is French. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

FRENCH 778
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is French. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

FRENCH 785
45 Points

FRENCH 785A
22.5 Points

FRENCH 785B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 785 A and B, or FRENCH 785

FRENCH 790
30 Points

FRENCH 790A
15 Points

FRENCH 790B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 790 A and B, or FRENCH 790

FRENCH 792
45 Points

FRENCH 792A
22.5 Points

FRENCH 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 792 A and B, or FRENCH 792

FRENCH 793A
45 Points

FRENCH 793B
45 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in French with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 793 A and B

FRENCH 796A
60 Points

FRENCH 796B
60 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in French with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 796 A and B

FRENCH 797A
60 Points

FRENCH 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in French with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in FRENCH 797 A and B

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