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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||Advanced Topics in French|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester
Second Semester (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,154.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,801.79|
- Suitable for students with good French-language skills as texts and a proportion of the lectures will be in French.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
In addition to theoretical texts about the genre of the detective novel, FREN441 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).
- 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 FREN250/350 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