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French

243.101 Introductory French Language I 15 credits
A communicative approach to developing skills in spoken and written French, including comprehension, structural exercises and oral practice. For students without prior knowledge of the language. An oral examination forms part of the final assessment.
243.102 Introductory French Language II 15 credits
For students with some prior knowledge of French (School Certificate level or NCEA level 1 or near equivalent). Extending communication skills in spoken and written French, including composition, comprehension, structural exercises and oral practice. An oral examination forms part of the final assessment.
243.201 Intermediate French Language I 15 credits
An intermediate-level review of written and spoken French, developing skills in composition, comprehension, grammar and oral communication.
243.202 Intermediate French Language II 15 credits
Written and oral comprehension and expression based on contemporary texts and recordings. An oral examination forms part of the final assessment.
243.301 Advanced French Language 15 credits
Written and oral comprehension, expression and analysis, based on contemporary texts and recordings. An oral examination forms part of the final assessment.
243.304 Contemporary French Popular Culture 15 credits
Practical and theoretical study of contemporary French popular culture, examining the roles played by advertising, film, popular fiction, music, sport and fashion in shaping and defining that culture. Students will undertake individual project work as part of their study.
243.305 Close Encounters - New Zealand Seen Through French Eyes 15 credits
A critical examination of France's perception and understanding of New Zealand culture and society, and of France/New Zealand relationships within the fields of politics, sports, history, media, and culture to allow for a greater understanding and appreciation of social, cultural and emotional issues arising from points of contact between the two nations. This course will be taught in French.

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