Advanced French Studies - FRENG23948

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 3948 - Adv Science (Honours) / Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Minor)

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Stream Outline

This stream structure is for the following students:

• Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Business, and Bachelor of Media students commencing from 2016
• Bachelor of International Studies students commencing from 2017

The minor stream in Advanced French Studies enables you to study French beginning at the Advanced or Professional entry level. You will not only develop your knowledge of the French language, but also gain intercultural awareness and understanding of the French-speaking world. You will study cultures, communities, societies and literature in France and the Francophone world. The French language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of the places in which it is spoken. Learning French will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in other countries. Developing competence in French will have an important place in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

This stream is available to students commencing at Advanced and Professional entry levels.

Placement Information

You will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at:

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS3480 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Use the French language with a level of fluency and understanding equivalent to a proficient user as articulated in the Common European Framework
  • Recognise the varied nature of the Francophone world and its diverse cultural practices
  • Recognise linguistic and cultural diversity

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain a minor stream in Advanced French Studies you must complete 24 units of credit in approved courses.

Note: If you have achieved a higher level of study in a language course you are not permitted to study a lower level language course.

Advanced Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2

You must complete 12 UOC from the following:

Professional Level

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2

You must complete 12 UOC of French Contextual Studies courses (taught in English) or Professional Studies courses (taught in French).

French Contextual Studies Courses

French Professional Studies Courses