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 language papers depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of French, take FRNCH131 followed by FRNCH231 in the subesequent year. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA French or equivalent, will gain direct entry into FRNCH232. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA French or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of French, begin with FRNCH232. Native speakers of French may not enrol in FRNCH131, FRNCH231, FRNCH232, FRNCH331 or FRNCH332. Students whose heritage language is French and who wish to enrol in a French language acquisition paper should contact a lecturer in the subject to determine the appropriate level. Please consult with the Programme Convenor for general advice on entry point into French language acquisition papers.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Enrolment into the PGCert, PGDip, BA(Hons) and MA in French will be suspended from 2022 onwards.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

French papers

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Code and paper title Points
FRNCH131 French for Beginners right arrow

Learn the basics of written and spoken French including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of French is needed.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
FRNCH231 Intermediate French 1 right arrow

Take your written and spoken French to the next level. This paper focuses on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the French...

15 24A (Hamilton)
FRNCH232 Intermediate French 2 right arrow

This paper is the continuation of FRNCH231.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC225 The French-speaking World from Astérix to Zombies right arrow

Discover the result of contact between French, regional and Indigenous cultures in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Topics include...

15 24B (Online)
Code and paper title Points
FRNCH331 Advanced French 1 right arrow

Use your French in practical contexts. This paper covers work, CV-writing, presentations, travel, accommodation and everyday life in France.

15 24A (Hamilton)
FRNCH332 Advanced French 2 right arrow

Extend your written and spoken French skills through creative writing and discussion of current affairs in France.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC301 Research Methods in International Languages and Cultures right arrow

After workshops covering intercultural contexts in research, bibliography, literature reviews, ethics, data collection and editing, students will...

15 No occurrences
INTLC317 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 right arrow

This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study...

15 24G (Block) & 24I (Block) & 24X (Block)
Code and paper title Points
INTLC517 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

30 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
FRNCH800 French MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
FRNCH900 French PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 23 Apr 2024 01:00am