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Overview

The extended minor stream in 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 Introductory and Intermediate levels.

Placement Information

If you have prior language knowledge 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: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

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

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS2480 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.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

36

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 36 UOC.

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Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory French B, you must go on to complete Advanced French B. In order to have the required 36 UOC for the extended minor you must complete a further 6 UOC in a contextual course or a professional studies course.

If you commence the language studies sequence at Intermediate French B, you must go on to complete Advanced French B. In order to have the required 36 UOC for the extended minor you must complete a further 18 UOC in contextual courses or professional studies courses.

Additional Information

Language Studies for Commencing Mid-Year Students

If your language skills are assessed as Level A in Introductory, Advanced or Professional you cannot commence study until Term 1.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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