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Topics in French language and culture, taught and examined in French.
Would you like to read and learn about some of the most beautiful lyrical poems in French literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day? Famous French musicians even made some of them popular during the Twentieth Century. If you want to discover the beauty of this literary treasure, FREN 341/441 is the answer.
|Paper title||Topics in French|
|Teaching period||Second Semester (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- FREN 211 or 232
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students with good French-language skills as texts and a proportion of the lectures will be in French.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
FREN341/441 will introduce you to some representative literary texts - poetry and music - following a main common thread: what makes the shining beauty of a lyrical poem.
Structured around 10 segments of analysis, the course will explore 10 of the most beautiful poems/songs in French literature, from Middle Ages to Twentieth Century.
Classes will be a mixture of lectures and seminars delivered mainly in French.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Three lectures per week.
Copies of poems will be distributed in class
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- link to our FREN 250/350 cultural paper and further familiarise with classic, modern and contemporary French and francophone culture
- further develop a strong linguistic base of communication in French
- further develop independent analytical and critical thinking with particular application to French poetry