FRNCH225-21B (NET)

The French-speaking World from Astérix to Zombies

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
French

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Paper Description

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Discover the result of contact between French, regional and Indigenous cultures in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Topics include language revitalisation, the Slave Trade, Creoles and Vodou. This paper is taught in English.
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Paper Structure

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This paper will have two lectures per week, posted as slideshows with Panopto recordings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Readings for each week will be posted on Mondays. On Thursdays from 2.10 -3 pm we will have a Zoom tutorial to discuss readings and lectures and to share presentations.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Appreciate that France is composed of many regional and indigenous cultures
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  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of at least two regional and indigenous cultures of the French-speaking world
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  • Understand the processes and consequences of cultural encounter from first contact to decolonisation
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  • Apply different cultural perspectives to cultural encounter
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
25 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Essay
13 Aug 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Presentation
25
  • In Class: In Tutorial
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 2
20 Oct 2021
9:00 AM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Comparative Study
29 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings will be provided each week. They might be recent journal articles, historical documents or literary texts.
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Online Support

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The Moodle page for the paper is where you will find lecture recordings, slides, readings and information about assessment. Email is the best way to contact me.
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Workload

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This is a 15-point paper so has a workload of 150 hours over the semester. This includes lectures, readings, revision and working on assessments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This is a multidisciplinary paper with links to papers in French, International Languages and Cultures, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, History, Linguistics and Anthropology.
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