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Undergraduate Courses

French is a three-year major subject which can be studied for degree curricula in the Faculty of Humanities.

French I

Entrance requirements : Students with no prior knowledge may take this course.  Additionally, students with Matric, O-level or A-level French or similar qualifications (DELF A2/B1) obtained in the past three years may take this course.  Mother tongue speakers may take this course at the discretion of the Head of French Studies.

Description : This course aims to develop oral and written skills, and to provide an introduction into the study of literary texts, translation studies, as well as language and culture.

DP requirements : 80% class and tutorial attendance, hand in all assignments on time, write all tests.  Sub-minimum for June : 40%.  Written as well as oral examinations.

French II

Entrance requirements: At least 68% for French 1 or an equivalent qualification obtained in the last three years (DELF B1/B2), or at the discretion of the Head of French Studies.  Mother-tongue speakers of French may take this course at the discretion of the Head of French Studies.

Description: This course develops language skills by means of translation and other linguistic activities.  Course modules include : French for tourism, French for commerce, Francophone culture, Francophone cinema.  French-language novels, poetry and plays mainly from the 20th and 21st centuries are studied. 

DP requirements: 80% class and tutorial attendance, hand in all assignments on time, write all tests.  No sub-minimum for June or November.  Written as well as oral examinations.

French III

Entrance requirements: French 2 or an equivalent qualification obtained in the past three years, or at the discretion of the Head of French Studies.  Mother-tongue speakers of French may take this course at the discretion of the Head of French Studies.

Description : This course offers advanced translation and further spoken and written language skills.  Course modules include : French for tourism, French for commerce, Francophone cinema.  French literature from the 17th to the 21st century is studied.

DP Requirements : 80% class and tutorial attendance, hand in assignments on time, write all tests.  No sub-minimum for June or November.  Written as well as oral examinations.

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