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FREN241 France and the Francophone World 2

The study of selected texts representative of French and/or Francophone culture. (For students with knowledge of French; texts will be in French)

"All we need is love". This unique and beautiful cultural paper will introduce you to some representative literary texts, drama, film and popular music in modern French/francophone cultural space, following a common thread: love and its complex meaning.

Paper title France and the Francophone World 2
Paper code FREN241
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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FREN 232 or FREN 111
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Suitable for students with prior basic knowledge of French as source texts will be in French.
Teaching staff
Dr Constantin Grigorut
Paper Structure
The paper will explore love in the short stories of Gaëtan Brulotte and Annie Mignard, the poetry of Gaston Miron, the music of Jacques Brel and the theatre of Yasmina Reza and Louise Archambault's film. FREN 241 classes will be a mixture of lectures and seminars, and a reasonable proportion of lectures will be delivered in French.
Gaetan Brulotte. Ce qui nous tient. Leméac, 1988.

Annie Mignard. 7 Histoires d'amour. Le Mot Fou, 2004.

Gaston Miron. L'Homme rapaillé. Gallimard, 1999.

Yasmia Reza. Théâtre. LGF Livre de Poche, 1999.

All required texts are available from the University Book Shop.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Building on FREN 141, FREN 241 will familiarise students further with modern and contemporary French and francophone culture. Students will develop a stronger linguistic base for communication in written and oral French. Students will develop their independent and critical thinking in relation to a variety of genres in French and francophone literature, drama, music and film.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22