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FREN341 Topics in French

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

In 2018 FREN 341 was called Myth as intertext in 20th Century French Novel, Drama and Film and explored 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 (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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FREN 232 or FREN 211
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
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 Eléazar ou La source et le buisson and Jean Giraudoux' play La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu.

Teaching Arrangements
Three lectures per week.

Tournier, Michel. Eléazar ou la Source et le Buisson . Paris: Gallimard, 1996.

Giraudoux, Jean. La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu . Paris: Grasset, 1936.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
The course aims to develop linguistic skills necessary in text and film analysis.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


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


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