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FREN341 Topics in French

Topics in French language and culture, taught and examined in French.

In 2017 FREN 341 is called "Investigating Maigret" and will introduce students to the genre of the detective novel and one of the most famous literary detectives, Inspector Maigret, the creation of Belgian author Georges Simenon.

Paper title Topics in French
Paper code FREN341
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
FREN 232 or FREN 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students with good French-language skills as texts and a proportion of the lectures will be in French.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Barbara Stone
Paper Structure
In addition to theoretical texts about the genre of the detective novel, FREN 341 features four of the novels which exemplify Simenon's contribution to the genre and also explores film and TV adaptations of the phenomenally successful Maigret detective novels. The paper will be a combination of lectures (many delivered in French) and seminars (where student participation is expected).
Textbooks
La Tête d’un homme (Livre de Poche, 2003)

Mon ami Maigret (Livre de Poche, 2003)

Maigret tend un piège (Livre de Poche, 2000)

Maigret aux assises (Livre de Poche, 2004)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete FREN 341:
  • will be familiar with the development of the genre of the detective novel and the contribution of Georges Simenon to the genre.
  • will be capable of close analysis of a French literary text and engaging with secondary critical material.
  • will have improved information literacy skills, as well as having engaged in research and scholarship at an advanced level in the course of the written assessments.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
N1 Friday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Topics in French language and culture, taught and examined in French.

In 2018 FREN 341 is called Myth as intertext in 20th Century French Novel, Drama and Film and will explore modern myth insertions in the French cultural space during the second half of the 20th Century.

Paper title Topics in French
Paper code FREN341
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
FREN 232 or FREN 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching Arrangements
Three lectures per week.
Eligibility
Suitable for students with good French-language skills as texts and a proportion of the lectures will be in French.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Constantin Grigorut
Paper Structure
The students will explore myths in Claude Berri's films Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources in addition to Michel Tournier's novel Éléazar ou La source et le buisson and Jean Giraudoux' play La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu.
Textbooks
Tournier, Michel. ?ël?®azar ou La Source et le Buisson. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.

Giraudoux, Jean. La Guerre de Troie nÔÇÖaura pas lieu. Paris: Grasset, 1936.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to develop linguistic skills necessary in text and film analysis.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Friday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41