Honours in French is the final stage of formal training in the French language.
The program offers you a range of language exercises to develop a high level of oral and written language proficiency, as well as an extension of your knowledge and appreciation of French culture.
Honours French involves a full year's study of French language and culture. Intending Honours students must have qualified for a Bachelor’s degree and must have completed a major in French (either in a Bachelor’s degree or as a Diploma in Languages) with a Credit average.
The content of Honours French Language and Culture is as follows: Language — two hours per week in semesters 1 and 2 focusing on advanced written and oral skills; Cultural Studies — two or three hours per week in semesters 1 and 2 on a topic (to be negotiated with the Honours coordinator); 12,000 word thesis in French and an oral interview on the thesis topic. Students enrolling in French Honours from the beginners stream may choose to write a 15,000 word thesis in English. It is also possible to do a combined Honours degree in which students share their work between French Studies and another Department.
Assessment: continuous assessment of language 25%; cultural studies 25%; thesis 50%.