Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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French Spring 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 110: Elementary French (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 110 and FREN 101, 102. Equivalent to FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 105, FREN 109, FREN 115.
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FREN 115: Review of Elementary French (3 Credits)

Reviews elements of French for students who have studied French previously. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 115 and FREN 102, or 110. Equivalent to FREN 102, FREN 105, FREN 109, FREN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Robinson A243

200-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 210: Intermediate French (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of French-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 210 and FREN 201, 202. Equivalent to FREN 201, FREN 202, FREN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 110 or appropriate placement score.
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FREN 250: Gateway to Advanced French (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Aquia Building 346

300-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 309: Reading and Writing Skills Development (6 Credits)

Development of ability to write on topics of current interest. Readings provide examples of each topic and necessary vocabulary for compositions. Introduces reading strategies and provides practice in reading of different kinds of texts. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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FREN 329: Problems of Western Civilization in French Literature (3 Credits)

Basic philosophical, moral, social, and political dilemmas reflected in literature of major French writers. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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FREN 340: Francophone Identities (3 Credits)

Provides opportunity to learn about richness, variety, and complexity of francophone world through study of literature, culture, social life, and identities of various francophone regions including Caribbean, Africa, Quebec, and Indochina. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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  • Section 001 — Jonathon Repinecz — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

FREN 371: French Civilization, Culture, and Literature: 1789 to the Present (3 Credits)

Examines history, civilization (daily life, politics, science, philosophy, religion), culture (architecture, art, music, dance), and literature of France from French Revolution of 1789 to present. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts, visual arts, and music. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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FREN 390: French for the Professions: Fashion, Food, and Finance (3 Credits)

Introduces the terminology and the culture of business, hospitality, and fashion in the French-speaking world. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FREN 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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400-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 450: Special Topics Related to French Literature and Culture (3 Credits)

Analyzes selected texts, authors, movements, and issues within a comparative historical and cultural context over two or more centuries or with an interdisciplinary approach. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
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FREN 470: French and Francophone Cinema (3 Credits)

Analyzes topics such as the early days of French cinema, la nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department or film studies advisor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
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Topics in FREN

FREN 470: French and Francophone Cinema (3 Credits)

Analyzes topics such as the early days of French cinema, la nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department or film studies advisor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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Graduate

500-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 550: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Specialized topics relating to French culture and literature. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Coursework in French. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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FREN 570: French and Francophone Cinema (3 Credits)

Topics such as early days of French cinema, a nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Advanced critical research and writing required. Viewing of films outside of class time. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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Topics in FREN

FREN 470: French and Francophone Cinema (3 Credits)

Analyzes topics such as the early days of French cinema, la nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department or film studies advisor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled