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Overview

The 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 entry 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.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

24

Specialisation Type

Minor

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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Arts/Education (Secondary) Students

The minor in French Studies (24 uoc) must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory French B, you must complete a further 18 UOC in contextual courses (taught in English) or language courses.

If you commence the language studies sequence at Intermediate French B, you must complete a further 18 UOC in contextual courses (taught in English) or language 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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