Courses and Syllabi

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French Fall 2019

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 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Saima Ashraf-Hassan — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Mason Global Center (formerly Mason Inn Hotel) 1302A

200-Level Courses in FREN

FREN 201: Intermediate French I (3 Credits)

Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Notes: FREN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 102 or FREN 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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FREN 202: Intermediate French II (3 Credits)

Applies language skills to reading, composition, and class discussion. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Alexandra Milovanovic — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Enterprise Hall 275
  • Section 003 — Ana Ruiz Alonso Bartol — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008
  • Section 001 — Carol Lipton Saltzman — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Aquia Building 347

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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

FREN 310: Oral Proficiency in French (3 Credits)

Develops conversational proficiency in French with attention to various specific communicative strategies and functions. Practice in pronunciation and diction based on systematic study of sound system of French. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Vincent Chanethom — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1004

FREN 325: Major French Writers (Topic Varies) (3 Credits)

Studies works of major French writers. Writers to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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FREN 380: The Making of Modern France (3 Credits)

Examines history, culture, and literature of France from the Renaissance to the present. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts and the arts. Equivalent to FREN 370, FREN 371.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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FREN 385: Introduction to French Linguistics (3 Credits)

Introduction to the linguistic analysis of the French language, including its sound system (phonetics, phonology), its rules of word formation (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax), its system of word meaning (semantics), its history and origin (historical linguistics), and its variation as a function of social and regional factors (sociolinguistics). Includes discussion of theoretical issues and cross-linguistic comparisons involving French. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled