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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (French)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * achieve fluency in spoken French in a variety of registers; * acquire advanced writing skills and be able to express abstract concepts in French; * develop an understanding of a number of areas of Francophone literature, culture and/or linguistics, and be able to reflect critically on them.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (French)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * two compulsory subjects (25 points)
        * three elective subjects (37.5 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-505  French Thesis
    A thesis on a topic approved by the French program Honours coordinator.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-461  French IV: Honours Language I
    This subject is intended primarily to foster students' writing skills, with a particular focus on expository prose. Students will analyse a series of texts from a variety of genres (personal essays, philosophical arguments, fiction). In each tex...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-470  Special Research Topics
    Students studying French, German, Italian or Spanish at 4th or 5th year are permitted to take this individual reading subject. After consultation with an appropriate member of staff who agrees to act as a supervisor, students wishing to take this sub...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-415  The Sociolinguistics of French     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-432  French Cinema and Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-449  Special Research Subject A
    This subject is designed to allow students to develop their analytical and research skills in a particular area of French cinema. Students may choose to analyse a French film, the work of a French film director, French film criticism, a French film g...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-451  Contemporary French Fiction     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-452  Introduction to European Critical Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-454  Special Research Subject B
    This subject is designed to allow students to develop their analytical and research skills in French literary studies, and particularly in the area of narrative and identity. Students may choose to analyse French literary texts or specific theoretica...     Semester 2     12.50

    116-456  Espaces Francophones     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-472  French Orientalisms     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    119-410  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics A
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    119-411  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics B
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    116-471  French IV: Honours Language II     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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