Course syllabus

 

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FRENCH 269: French Language and Culture in Film and Literature

SEMESTER 1, 2018

15 points

 
Course Convenor & Lecturer (Weeks 5-12): 

Associate Professor Deborah WALKER-MORRISON :  d.walker@auckland.ac.nz

Course Lecturer (Weeks 1-4):

Associate Professor Tracy ADAMS :   t.adams@auckland.ac.nz

 

PROVISIONAL COURSE STRUCTURE /OBJECTIVES /  ASSESSMENT  (minor changes possible)

 

Introduction: Deborah WALKER-MORRISON

Module 1 (Semaines 1-4) :

Mai ’68 : Révolution sociale et littérature engagée Tracy ADAMS

Modules 2 et 3 (Semaines 5-12) :

Cinéma comique populaire et questions sociales Deborah WALKER-MORRISON

  

COURSE OBJECTIVES/LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • enable students to practise and further develop linguistic competency (aural & written comprehension, vocabulary and grammar, oral expression and writing skills) in French.
  • provide insights into key questions in French society and culture (social revolution & generational change; gender & sexuality; ethnicity class & religion; social inclusion & exclusion) through the study of popular literary texts and film comedies.
  • introduce students to the analysis of literary, visual and musical texts
  • introduce theoretical concepts surrounding humour & comedy genre: eg. stereotyping; parody, satire, carnavalesque humour.
  • introduce filmic analysis (e.g. shot scale, angle and editing; lighting and sound; mise en scène; acting styles). 

 

LECTURE RECORDING: Monday classes will be recorded and made available via Canvas. 

WORKLOAD EXPECTATIONS

For any 15 point undergraduate course students should expect to spend a total of around 140-150 hours working on this course, including class-time and preparation over 14 weeks (12 weeks of lectures and mid-semester break). During the lecture period, in addition to three hours of classes, two hours reading or film viewing per week, you should expect to spend three hours per week revising, learning vocab & preparing for classes (homework). Remaining time will be spent working on assignments, essay writing and test prep (see table below). The more thoroughly you prepare for each class, the less time you will need to spend on assignments and tests.

COURSEWORK (100%) GRADE & WORKLOAD ALLOCATION (PROVISIONAL)

ACTIVITY

% GRADE

WORKLOAD (incl revision)

Oral Class-Work  

20

70-80  ( incl. class prep )

On-line Assignments (Quizzes)   

15

10-15  

Short Essays (Modules 1 &2)   

20

15-20

In-class tests                   

45

30-35 ( incl. revision )

 

NB: All course components are Compulsory. This means you cannot pass the course unless you receive a grade above zero for each of the four graded course components.

There is no set text. For each section of the course, you will be provided with a course-pack (also available via CANVAS).

Films for modules 2 & 3 (available via General Library Lending Desk). Some or all of the following: 

Gazon maudit (DVD-V GAZON MAUDIT  Pathé)  

L’auberge espagnole (DVD-V SPANISH APARTMENT )

Saint Jacques La Mecque  (DVD-V SAINT JACQUES ) 

Intouchables (available on-line)

 

For more detailed course information, go to Modules!

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