Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook


This course will focus on the analysis and critical evaluation of theoretical issues in student's chosen area of study.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Communicate complex ideas in French or in English (depending on the focus and language of the individual student's thesis) with a high level of fluency and use of an appropriate register of language;

2. Understand authentic French documents.


This course has two streams, one with an active French language focus for those preparing to write their thesis in French (1 below), the other with a passive focus on reading and understanding French research materials for those preparing to write their thesis in English (2 below). Both are taught through weekly classes:

  1. Students will follow a weekly programme of in-class discussion and preparations in which students will comment on and express opinions about a range of topics. Students will also complete a course focusing on written French.
  2. Students will meet weekly with French Studies staff to present and discuss their readings of French and/or other research materials. Students will also complete a course focusing on reading and synthesizing French-language documents.


This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Assumed knowledge

Successfully completed degree with major in French with credit or above.

Assessment items

Presentation: Weekly oral presentations

Written Assignment: Assignments

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term