Advanced French Studies (Ext) - FREND23987

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 3987 - Science (International)


Bachelor of Science (International) (Minor)

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Stream Outline


The extended minor stream in Advanced French Studies enables you to study French at a number of levels in order to attain proficiency. Courses are offered from the introductory level to the advanced and professional levels. You will not only develop your knowledge of the French language, but also gain intercultural awareness and understanding of the French-speaking world. You will study cultures, communities, societies and literature in France and the Francophone world. The French language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of the places in which it is spoken. Learning French will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in other countries. Developing competence in French will have an important place in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Advanced and Professional entry levels.

Placement Information

You will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at:

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS3480 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Use the French language with a level of fluency and understanding equivalent to a proficient user as articulated in the Common European Framework
  • Discuss the varied nature of the Francophone world and its diverse cultural practices
  • Recognise linguistic and cultural diversity

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain an extended minor stream in Advanced French Studies you must complete 36 units of credit in approved courses.

Note: If you have achieved a higher level of study in a language course, you are not permitted to study a lower level language course.

Advanced Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2 and 3

You must complete the following Level 2 core courses:
And 12 UOC from the following:
  • French Contextual Studies Courses (taught in English)
  • French Professional Studies Courses (taught in French)

Professional Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2 and 3

You must complete 24 UOC from the following courses with at least 12 UOC in Professional Studies courses.

French Contextual Studies Courses

The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the French Studies extended minor stream:

French Professional Studies Courses