The French programme offers papers in language, literature, culture and translation. The University has exchange agreements with several French universities, and students are encouraged to undertake a semester of study in France. French may be usefully combined with subjects outside the BA, including Education, Law, Management, Music and Science.
French is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major. Details of the requirements for the French language specialisation can be found under International Languages and Cultures.
French may also be taken as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
The point of entry into the French programme depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of French start with FRNCH131. Students with some experience of French (Year 11 or equivalent) start with FRNCH132. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA French, or equivalent, gain direct entry into FRNCH231. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA French, or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of French, begin with FRNCH231.
Note: Students interested in studying French can do so through the International Languages and Cultures major. Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(Fren) and GradDip(Fren)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(Fren), PGDip(Fren), BA(Hons) and MA
- Prescriptions for the MPhil
- Prescriptions for the PhD
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
- 800 Level
- 900 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Fren) and GradDip(Fren)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included French at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Fren), PGDip(Fren), BA(Hons) and MA
To complete a BA(Hons) in French, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally FRNCH591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for French.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA in French, a student should have completed either:
a) a BA with a major in International Languages and Cultures: French pathway (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level French papers or all of their undergraduate French papers, or
b) a BA(Hons) in French (or equivalent) and have gained at least second class honours (second division).
Completion requirements for the MA in French vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including one of FRNCH501, FRNCH510 or FRNCH524, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
Students are advised to consult with the Convenor of French about their programme of study.
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH131 French for Beginners 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Learn the basics of written and spoken French including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of French is needed. FRNCH132 French for Beginners 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Learn to talk and write in French about food, travel, careers and past events. You will need some prior knowledge of French. INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21G (Online) This paper introduces students to major world cultures and their languages in a comparative context. Students will gain a critical understanding of culture and diversity through examining the languages and cultures of China, France, Japan, Spain and Latin America.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH225 The French-speaking World from Astérix to Zombies 15.0 21B (Online) 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. FRNCH231 Intermediate French 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Take your written and spoken French to the next level. A B+ or above will let you go on exchange to France. INTLC222 European and Latin American Cultures 15.0 21A (Online) This paper explores aspects of European and Latin American cultures, history and society. This paper is taught in English and is open to all students, including those who have no prior knowledge of French and Spanish.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH317 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution 15.0 21B (Hamilton) A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it inspired. FRNCH331 Advanced French 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Use your French in practical contexts. This paper covers work, CV-writing, presentations, travel, accommodation and everyday life in France. FRNCH332 Advanced French 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Extend your written and spoken French skills through creative writing and discussion of current affairs in France. INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 15.0 21G (Block), 21I (Block) & 21X (Block) This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study programme should have a significant component of time spent offshore, with a series of assessments being agreed in advance with the paper convenor. INTLC390 Directed Study 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton), 21D (Hamilton) & 21H (Hamilton) At the discretion of the relevant Programme Convenor, students undertake independent but guided research on a topic of the student's choice
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH502 A Topic in French Literature: Amelie Nothomb 30.0 21A (Hamilton) No description available. FRNCH510 Advanced Methodology of Translation 30.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper involves an advanced translation project. FRNCH524 Special Topic 30.0 21B (Hamilton), 21D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) This paper involves research carried out in France, usually while working as a teaching assistant or on exchange with a partner university FRNCH525 Work Placement 30.0 21X (Hamilton) This paper enables students to gain work experience in a French organisation, most likely a school or university. FRNCH590 Directed Study 30.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. FRNCH591 Dissertation 30.0 21X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. FRNCH592 Dissertation 60.0 21X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. FRNCH593 French Thesis 90.0 21X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. FRNCH594 French Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH800 French MPhil Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton) No description available.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location FRNCH900 French PhD Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton) No description available.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 April 2021 9:13am